Sofia Lodén

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

Sofia Lodén graduated in French, Latin, Literature, Nordic Languages, and Philosophy 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.
After that, she has taught French language and literature and been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, funded
by the Swedish Research Council (“International Postdoc”), at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Stock-
holm University.

Lodén has published several articles on medieval French and Scandinavian courtly literature. She has co-edited
the books The Eufemiavisor and Courtly Culture: Time, Texts and Cultural Transfer (with Olle Ferm, Ingela
Hedström, Jonatan Pettersson, and Mia Åkestam, 2015) and L’expérience des frontières dans les littératures
de l’Europe médiévale
(with Vanessa Obry, 2019). She has organized international workshops and conferences
on medieval literature and is a board member of the Nordic Branch of the International Arthurian Society. She
is also co-directing (with Vanessa Obry) an international research project on the European tradition of Floire
and Blancheflor

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

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.