Photos of Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson
International workshop

Transmediating Authorship: Tove Jansson and Astrid Lindgren

An international workshop arranged by Linnaeus University - 12 June 2024, 13.00-16.30 (Swedish time), 12.00-15.30 (Finnish time)

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Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson launched their works in various media, such as books, films, plays, radio dramas, or comics. This international workshop explores how Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson have developed their artistic careers across media borders. Nordic scholars will present new research from upcoming publications and will show how we can study such processes of ‘transmediating authorship’.

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Dagmar Brunow, Linnaeus University
  • Helene Ehriander, Linnaeus University
  • Ralf Kauranen, University of Turku
  • Kimmo Laine, University of Turku
  • Malin Nauwerck, Svenska barnboksinstitutet
  • Anna Sofia Rossholm, Stockholm University
  • Sara Van den Bossche, Tilburg University
  • Mia Österlund, Åbo Akademi

The workshop is a collaboration of Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) and the Centre for Childhood Research in Literature, Language and Learning (CHILLL)


13,00  Short introduction (Dagmar Brunow, Linnaeus University)
13.10  Salikon's secrets: Astrid Lindgren's World of Sound (Malin Nauwerck, Svenska barnboksinstitutet)
13.35  Adaptating the Moomins (Kimmo Laine, University of Turku)
13.55  Astrid Lindgren's early writing across media (Anna Sofia Rossholm, Stockholm University)
14.15  Tove Jansson's comics: metanarration and play on the borders (Ralf Kauranen, University of Turku)
14.30  coffee break / fika
15.00  Pippi Longstocking, Critically: Revisiting the Pippi Books from a Critical, Queer Perspective (Sara Van den Bossche, Tilburg University)
15.20  Queering gender in Moominvalley (Mia Österlund, Åbo Akademi)
15.45  Transmediating Pippi Longstocking - Storyworlds and Screenplays (Dagmar Brunow, Linnaeus University)
16.00  Discussion and concluding remarks (facilitated by Helene Ehriander, Linnaeus University)


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This workshop is a sustainability-assured meeting in accordance with Linnaeus University’s guidelines for sustainable events. These guidelines are linked to the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030 and comprise the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, the social, and the environmental. Learn more about Linnaeus University’s sustainable events here.

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