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Sara Danius

Swedish academic

Sara Maria Danius (5 April 1962 – 12 October 2019)[1][2] was a Swedish scholar of literature, aesthetics and former member of the Nobel prize in literature committee. Danius was professor of aesthetics at Södertörn University,[3] docent of literature at Uppsala University[4] and professor in literary science at Stockholm University.

Sara Danius
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Danius 2016
Born
Sara Maria Danius

(1962-04-05)5 April 1962
Died12 October 2019(2019-10-12) (aged 57)
Alma materUppsala University
Duke University
University of Nottingham
Stockholm University
Spouse(s)Stefan Jonsson (1989–2010)
InstitutionsSwedish Academy
Södertörn University
Uppsala University
Stockholm University

Danius was a member of the Swedish Academy and its first female permanent secretary. She was one of the central figures in the 2018 controversies resulting in the cancellation of the Nobel Prize in Literature that year and the following restructuring of the academy.[1] She was born in Täby.

Danius died on 12 October 2019, aged 57, after having suffered from breast cancer for several years.[5]

BibliographyEdit

  • Försök om litteratur, Stockholm: Bonnier, 1998. ISBN 9789100567569.
  • Prousts motor, Stockholm: Bonnier, 2000. ISBN 9789100571061.
  • The senses of modernism: technology, perception, and aesthetics, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8014-3899-3.
  • The prose of the world: Flaubert and the art of making things visible, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2006. ISBN 91-554-6599-4
  • Voices: contemporary ceramic art from Sweden, Stockholm: Carlsson, 2006. ISBN 91-7203-778-4.
  • Proust-Benjamin : om fotografin, 2011. ISBN 978-91-86883-05-8.
  • Näsa för nyheter : essä om James Joyce, 2013. ISBN 978-91-87219-02-3.
  • Den blå tvålen: Romanen och konsten att göra saker och ting synliga, 2013. ISBN 978-91-0-012049-8.
  • Husmoderns död och andra texter, Stockholm: Bonnier, 2014. ISBN 9789100171971.
  • Om Bob Dylan, 2018. ISBN 9789100177812.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jones, Evelyn (12 October 2019). "Former Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius is dead". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. Lydia Farran-Lee; Erik Wikén (12 October 2019). "Sara Danius död efter lång tids sjukdom". svt.se (in Swedish).
  3. Swedish Academy (7 March 2013). "Ny ledamot i Svenska Akademien" (in sv). Press release. Archived from the original on 11 March 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130311061421/http://www.svenskaakademien.se/information/pressinformation/2013/ny-ledamot-i-svenska-akademien. 
  4. Wiman, Björn (7 March 2013). "DN-medarbetare tar plats i Svenska akademien". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish).
  5. "Former head of scandal-hit Swedish Academy dies of cancer" – via Reuters. Retrieved 12 October 2019

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