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Academic Research

Christian Gullette is a PhD candidate in the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley where he focuses on contemporary Swedish literature and film.

Academic Research

Academic research at UC Berkeley by Christian Gullette in the Scandinavian Department

Christian Gullette is a Ph.D. Candidate in Scandinavian Literatures and Languages University of California, Berkeley, Department of Scandinavian with a focus on contemporary Swedish literature and film. His dissertation examines intersections of race, masculinity, and sexuality as negotiated in the context of neoliberal economic discourse. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gullette, C. (2016), ‘Are Our Malls Safe? Race and Neoliberalism in Ruben Östlund’s Play’, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 6:1, pp. 25 – 37.

Gullette, C. (forthcoming 2018), ‘Plato, Spiritual Marriage, and the Disruptive Potential of Queerness in August Strindberg’s Giftas’ , Lambda Nordica.

Gullette, C., Kaiser, M. and Møller, K. (2016), ’Film Clips in Scandinavian language instruction: Building student competencies’, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 6:3, pp. 261-77.

 

Honors

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS) 2015 Aurora Borealis Prize for best graduate student presentation: “Plato’s Symposium as a Critical Lens for Interpreting Queerness in Strindberg’s “’Den brottsliga naturen’”.

 

Guest Lectures and Conference Presentations

Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, May 26, 2016

“The Not-So-Triumphant Will: Masculinity, Futurity, and the Reappearance of the Bergfilm in Ruben Östlund’s Turist

 

Unpacking the Nordic Model, University of California, Berkeley, Sept. 2015

Respondent to the presentation: “Melancholy at the Crossroads:  Depression in Scandinavian Fin-de-Siecle Literature,” Kjersti Bale, Uio

 

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS) Conference, New Orleans, April 29, 2016

“The Not-So-Triumphant Will: Masculinity, Futurity, and the Reappearance of the Bergfilm in Ruben Östlund’s Turist

 

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS) Conference, University of Ohio, May 2015

“Primitive Accumulation:  Race, Legitimate Knowledges, and the Neoliberal Subject of Capacity in Ruben Östlund’s Play


Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS) Conference, Yale University, March 2014

“Plato’s Symposium as a Critical Lens for Interpreting Queerness in Strindberg’s “’Den brottsliga naturen’”

 

Professional Affiliations

The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study                    2012 – present

Association of Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America        2014 – present