Magnus Nilsson: Literature in the municipal workers’ trade-union journal in 1970.

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Magnus Nilsson, Professor in Comparative Literature, K3.

The title of the seminar is Literature in the municipal workers’ trade-union journal in 1970.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

Below is an abstract for the seminar. If you would like a copy of a draft version of the essay to be discussed, please mail Magnus at

At the seminar I will give a short presentation of my ongoing research about literature in the Swedish trade-union press, and of an essay I’m writing for the edited collection Working Class Literatures: National and International Traditions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries that will hopefully be published by Palgrave McMillan (actually, I’m not only a contributor, but also one of the editors). The essay analyses the literary material in the Swedish municipal workers trade union membership magazine until 1970 (with a special focus on that year). My main argument is that the literature published there constitutes an important but hitherto neglected strand of Swedish working-class literature. I am very much interested in all kinds of feedback on the essay, not the least since I am considering to continue researching literature in the trade-union press, and perhaps write a book on the topic.

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