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Sundmark, Björn, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2818-3414
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Sundmark, B. & Malilang, C. S. (2023). Children's Literary Geography. In: Claudia Nelson; Elisabeth Wesseling; Andrea Mei-Ying Wu (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature and Culture: (pp. 45-57). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children's Literary Geography
2023 (English)In: The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature and Culture / [ed] Claudia Nelson; Elisabeth Wesseling; Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, Routledge, 2023, p. 45-57Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter addresses the “where” of children’s literature – that is, the settings, the playworlds, the places and spaces of the fictional universe, and the maps and means by which stories make room(s) in the minds of readers. The underlying assumption is that a sense of place (the “where”) is central to the experience of literature. Drawing on examples from the international canon of children’s literature, we show how critics, from Bakhtin and Lewis to Tuan, Bachelard, and Lefebvre, have theorized literary geography (in a wide sense) and developed different critical approaches to it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64095 (URN)10.4324/9781003214953-6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85180835051 (Scopus ID)9781003214953 (ISBN)9781003214953 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-06 Created: 2023-12-06 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. (2023). Maria Ulfgard, Nils Holgersson tur & retur: Barnens brev till Selma Lagerlöf. Barnboken, 46
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maria Ulfgard, Nils Holgersson tur & retur: Barnens brev till Selma Lagerlöf
2023 (Swedish)In: Barnboken, ISSN 0347-772X, E-ISSN 2000-4389, Vol. 46Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Swedish Institute for Children's Books, 2023
National Category
Specific Literatures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64655 (URN)10.14811/clr.v46.787 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2023-12-20Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. (2023). Muminalism : Tove Jansson’s Art of the Miniature. Nordiques, 44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Muminalism : Tove Jansson’s Art of the Miniature
2023 (English)In: Nordiques, E-ISSN 2777-8479, Vol. 44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article I analyze Tove Jansson’s art of the miniature. Drawing on Gaston Bachelard’s conceptualization of the miniature and adapting it to the critical discourse of children’s literature and the miniature, I argue that Jansson’s verbal and visual art in general, and in the Moomin series in particular, can be understood in terms of a “miniaturizing imagination”. Thus, the miniature in Tove Jansson’s work – verbal, visual, artifactual – typically achieves condensation and enrichment rather than reduction, a “poetic space” to use Bachelard’s term. Tove Jansson’s “muminalism” serves to open up the fictional world of the Moomintrolls in an act of fictional world-building.

Abstract [fr]

Dans cet article, j’analyse l’art de la miniature chez Tove Jansson. En m’appuyant sur la conceptualisation de la miniature de Gaston Bachelard et en l’adaptant au discours critique sur la littérature de jeunesse et la miniature, je soutiens que l’art verbal et visuel de Jansson en général, et dans la série Moomin en particulier, peut être compris en termes d’une « imagination miniaturisante ». Ainsi, la miniature – verbale, visuelle, artefactuelle – dans l’œuvre de Tove Jansson atteint généralement la condensation et l’enrichissement plutôt que la réduction, un « espace poétique » pour reprendre le terme de Bachelard. Le « muminalisme » de Tove Jansson sert à ouvrir le monde fictif des Moomins par un acte de construction d’un monde fictif. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2023
Keywords
Jansson (Tove), Moomin, miniature, microcosm, Bachelard (Gaston), poetics of Space, worldbuilding, Jansson (Tove), Moomin, Moumine, miniature, microcosme, Bachelard (Gaston), poétique de l’espace, construction de monde
National Category
Specific Literatures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62989 (URN)
Available from: 2023-10-06 Created: 2023-10-06 Last updated: 2023-12-06Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. & Mars, A. (2023). The Play of Words, Music, and Images in Hans Alfredson's Flowery Frankfurters. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, 61(2), 3-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Play of Words, Music, and Images in Hans Alfredson's Flowery Frankfurters
2023 (English)In: Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, ISSN 0006-7377, E-ISSN 1918-6983, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 3-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, Hans Alfredson's 1965 phonogram (LP) and illustrated children's book Blommig falukorv (Flowery Frankfurters) are analyzed with the help of play theory. The argument is that Johan Huizinga's theory of play provides a particularly fruitful approach to storytelling across media. The analysis focuses on a selection of the songs/texts from Blommig falukorv, categorizing them under the headings "Songs about Play," "Playful Humor and Nonsense," and "A Pornographic Appendix for the Youngest." Our reading of Blommig falukorv shows that play theory provides a useful approach to storytelling across media; in addition, Blommig falukorv appears to be a particularly rich case of storytelling play, as witnessed in the choice of subjects, language forms, visual style, musical composition, orchestration, and oral delivery and performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023
Keywords
Hans Alfredsson, Flowery Frankfurters, play theory, music
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59399 (URN)10.1353/bkb.2023.0019 (DOI)000989946300002 ()2-s2.0-85161354998 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-03 Created: 2023-05-03 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. (2023). Tove Janssons miniatyrvärld växte fram bok för bok: I ”Sent i november” kom ”muminalismen” till sin fulla rätt. Sydsvenskan (2023-11-29)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tove Janssons miniatyrvärld växte fram bok för bok: I ”Sent i november” kom ”muminalismen” till sin fulla rätt
2023 (Swedish)In: Sydsvenskan, no 2023-11-29Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sydsvenska dagbladets aktiebolag, 2023
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64096 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-06 Created: 2023-12-06 Last updated: 2023-12-06Bibliographically approved
Persson, M. & Sundmark, B. (2022). Litteraturhistorieundervisningens möjligheter och utmaningar i en globaliserad värld. In: Pia Nygård Larsson; Cecilia Olsson Jers; Magnus Persson (Ed.), Didaktiska perspektiv på språk och litteratur i en globaliserad värld: (pp. 215-229). Lund: Svenska med didaktisk inriktning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Litteraturhistorieundervisningens möjligheter och utmaningar i en globaliserad värld
2022 (Swedish)In: Didaktiska perspektiv på språk och litteratur i en globaliserad värld / [ed] Pia Nygård Larsson; Cecilia Olsson Jers; Magnus Persson, Lund: Svenska med didaktisk inriktning , 2022, p. 215-229Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Denna essä har ett blygsamt syfte – vi vill introducera och kort pröva några resonemang om problemområdet litteraturhistoriedidaktik i en globaliserad värld – och resonera om varför och hur ska vi läsa och undervisa om klassiker och äldre litteratur i en tid präglad av kulturell heterogenitet. I samband med detta gör vi en jämförelse mellan de nuvarande ämnesplanerna för engelska och svenska i gymnasieskolan, centrala styrdokument som våra blivande lärare måste förhålla sig till. Vad säger egentligen styrdokumenten om litteratur? Vilket utrymme ges litteraturhistoria? Finns här några globala och interkulturella perspektiv, och i så fall vilka? Vi kommer även att göra några korta nedslag i egna undervisningserfarenheter. De teoretiska utgångspunkterna är litteraturdidaktiska och kulturanalytiska. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Svenska med didaktisk inriktning, 2022
Series
Texter om svenska med didaktisk inriktning Nationella nätverket för svenska med didaktisk inriktning, ISSN 1651-9132
Keywords
litteraturhistoria, svenskämnet, engelskämnet, globalisering, lärarutbildning
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55740 (URN)978-91-7877-285-8 (ISBN)978-91-7877-284-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-09 Created: 2022-11-09 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Ivakko, S. & Sundmark, B. (2022). Läsarengagemang, bildtolkning och identifikation: Barns brev till tidskriften Jultomten. Barnboken, 45, 1-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Läsarengagemang, bildtolkning och identifikation: Barns brev till tidskriften Jultomten
2022 (Swedish)In: Barnboken, ISSN 0347-772X, E-ISSN 2000-4389, E-ISSN 0347-772X, Vol. 45, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article examines a selection of children’s letters sent to the editor of the Swedish annual Christmas publication Jultomten (Father Christmas) during three years at the turn of the century 1900. The aim is to show how children responded to the editor’s invitation to write letters to the journal, how the children commented on some of the images, and how their appreciation and involvement were articulated in terms of reader engagement, interpretation, and identification. For this purpose, the letters were analyzed with the help of visual literacy theories and methods, which focus on primary school children’s picture (and picturebook) reception. The results show that the children’s response to the chosen images varies according to their level of involvement and degree of visual literacy competence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska barnboksinstitutet, 2022
Keywords
Barnbiblioteket Saga, children’s periodicals, children’s letters, reading promotion, reader engagement
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55729 (URN)10.14811/clr.v45.681 (DOI)
Projects
Saga
Available from: 2022-11-08 Created: 2022-11-08 Last updated: 2022-11-10Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. (2022). Snowy State: The Children's History of Sweden. In: Pia Maria Ahlbäck; Jouni Teittinen; c Maria Lassén-Seger (Ed.), Nordic Utopias and Dystopias from Aniara to Allatta!: (pp. 111-129). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Snowy State: The Children's History of Sweden
2022 (English)In: Nordic Utopias and Dystopias from Aniara to Allatta! / [ed] Pia Maria Ahlbäck; Jouni Teittinen; c Maria Lassén-Seger, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2022, p. 111-129Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2022
Series
FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, ISSN 2213-428x ; 17
Keywords
history writing, metahistory, children's information books, north, topography
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56516 (URN)9789027212641 (ISBN)9789027257291 (ISBN)
Projects
Challenging picturebooks in education
Available from: 2022-12-09 Created: 2022-12-09 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. & Olsson Jers, C. (2022). The challenge of creativity: Using picturebook sequencing for creative writing. In: Exploring Challenging Picturebooks in Education: International Perspectives on Language and Literature Learning (pp. 229-245). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The challenge of creativity: Using picturebook sequencing for creative writing
2022 (English)In: Exploring Challenging Picturebooks in Education: International Perspectives on Language and Literature Learning, Routledge, 2022, p. 229-245Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With the aim to develop good teaching practices with regard to language development and literary competence the chapter demonstrates how sequences of pictures – in this case two sets of illustrations by Russian illustrator Igor Oleynnikov – were used in two different but related ways in the teaching of literature and language: to create a better understanding of how literature works, and to stimulate creativity. In a first workshop, the focus was on a Russian version of “Snow White,” called “The Dead Tsarevna and Seven Bogatyrs.” The task, assigned to groups of four, was to arrange the randomly presented illustrations in such a way that the sequence made narrative sense. The second workshop was devoted to Oleynnikov’s illustrations to “Judges.” The workshops were carried out with two different cohorts of students, one in secondary, and one tertiary education. In the chapter it is shown that each of the interpretive, collaborative, and creative stages represents a learning opportunity that engages the students’ linguistic and literary competence, as well as their aesthetic sensibilities and metacognitive faculties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge Research in Education, E-ISSN 2155-5664
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-48539 (URN)10.4324/9781003013952-15 (DOI)2-s2.0-85116561254 (Scopus ID)9781000413717 (ISBN)9780367856250 (ISBN)9781003013952 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-29 Created: 2021-12-29 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Sundmark, B. (2021). Editing Bookbird 2015-2018. In: Valerie Coghlan ; Evelyn B. Freeman (Ed.), Bookbird: a flight through time (pp. 116-118). Basel,: Bookbird, Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editing Bookbird 2015-2018
2021 (English)In: Bookbird: a flight through time / [ed] Valerie Coghlan ; Evelyn B. Freeman, Basel,: Bookbird, Inc. , 2021, p. 116-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel,: Bookbird, Inc., 2021
National Category
Specific Literatures
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56328 (URN)9780578727257 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-30 Created: 2022-11-30 Last updated: 2022-11-30Bibliographically approved
Projects
FanTALES - Fanfiction for the Teaching and Application of Languages through E-Stories; Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Culture, Languages and Media (KSM)
Organisations
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