Sofia Lodén

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of French, Stockholm University

Sofia Lodén graduated at Stockholm University and the University of Poitiers. She wrote her
doctoral dissertation on medieval French literature (entitled Le chevalier courtois à la rencontre
de la Suède médiévale: Du Chevalier au lion à Herr Ivan
) as a cotutelle between Stockholm
University and the University of Provence and received her PhD in 2012. She has been a Postdoc-
toral Research Fellow, funded by the Swedish Research Council (“International Postdoc”), at Ca’
Foscari University of Venice and Stockholm University. She teaches French language and literature
at Stockholm University.

Lodén is the author of the book French Romance, Medieval Sweden and the Europeanisation of
Culture
(Cambridge: D. S Brewer, 2021) and the co-editor of L’expérience des frontières dans les
littératures de l’Europe médiévale
(with Vanessa Obry, 2019), Itinéraires de Floire et Blancheflor
du XIIe au XVIe siècle : mise en livre, diffusion et réception
(with Vamessa Obry and Anne Réach-
Ngô, 2019) and The Eufemiavisor and Courtly Culture: Time, Texts and Cultural Transfer (with Olle
Ferm, Ingela Hedström, Jonatan Pettersson, and Mia Åkestam, 2015). She is co-directing (with
Vanessa Obry) an international research project on the European tradition of Floire and Blancheflor.

During her Pro Futura Scientia Fellowship, Lodén works on the project “The Europeanization of Culture
in the Middle Ages: Moving Borders and Landscapes in Arthurian Romance,” in which she explores the
natural world of the Arthurian romance and what it can tell us about borders in medieval Europe. She
considers the romance in a pan-European perspective and takes into account texts written in several
different vernaculars.


Sofia Lodén is in residence at the Collegium in the spring of 2022.
This information is accurate as of the academic year 2021-22.