Nina Ernst

Department of Film and Literature Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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I teach literature mainly at the Department of Film and Literature, but also on the Teacher Education Programme. Also, I supervise teacher students' exam papers and advanced theses in Comparative Literature. 



I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from Lund University and most recently I have been working as a Swedish professor at Columbia University, New York (2018-2020). My position as a senior lecturer at Linnæus University also includes teaching and research with a pedagogical approach. Currently, I am working on a basic introduction to visual literacy and the study of comics and graphic novels. It is supposed to be designed to provide teacher students with knowledge for visual literacy, and tools for teaching comics in the classroom.

My main areas of research include comics and graphic novels / memoirs, visual literacy and narrative medicine in connection to the comic's medium. Other interests are metafiction and autofiction in literature, narratology, memory culture, and British fiction from the 19th and 20th century.  




Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Ernst, N. (2017) Att teckna sitt jag. Grafiska självbiografier i Sverige (Depicting One’s Self: Graphic Memoirs in Sweden), dissertation: Lund University (320 pages)

Article in journal (Refereed)

Ernst, N. (2018) ‘Comics creation as a social experiment: Simon Gärdenfors’ playful performance’, European Journal of Scandinavian Studies, October 2018, De Gruyter DOI:10.1515/ejss_2018-0021

Ernst, N. (2015) ‘Photographs in Graphic Memoirs by Jonsson and Moissenen’, Image & Narrative volume 16, no 2 (2015).

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Ernst, N. (2016) ‘Performing rituals and the process of healing through art: a graphic memoir example’ in Performativity in Literature: The Lund–Nanjing Seminars (ed. Eva Hættner Aurelius, Jon Helgason, Chengzhou He).The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities Conference series. 93-105.

Chapter in book ((Other academic)

Ernst, N. (2017) ”Det tecknade jaget – två berättarstrategier i den självbiografiska serieromanen”, De tecknade seriernas språk (red. David Gedin). Gedin & Balzamo förlag. 122-139.

Ernst, N. (2015) ”Hembygden som helig plats, hemmet som det heliga rummet. Tankar kring Selma Lagerlöfs Jerusalem”, Religion – 21 försök, red. Mattias Hesserus och Peter Lutherson. Axel och MargaretAx:son Johnsons stiftelse för allmännyttiga föremål. 53-59.

Educational works

Ernst, N. & A. Lindhé (2005). Streams in Literary History. Literary history. (176 pages)

Ernst, N. & M. Andersson (2003). Streams in Literature. Liber AB. All-in-one book for IB Diploma Programme and advanced English upper secondary school. (240 pages)

Ernst, N. & M. Andersson (2003). Streams in Literature. Liber AB. Teacher’s manual. (64 pages)