Project Participants


Eric Sandberg received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where he studied characterisation in the novels of Virginia Woolf. He is currently University Lecturer and Docent in Literature in the Department of English Philology at the University of Oulu, Finland. His research interests range from modernism to the twenty-first century novel. His monograph on Virginia Woolf was published in 2014, and he is currently editing two collections of essays, one on crime fiction, the other on adaptations and cultural prestige.

Rune Graulund (BA, MA, University of Copenhagen, PhD, Goldsmiths College, University of London) is Associate Professor in American Literature and Culture at the Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies. His research centers on American popular culture and literature (especially science fiction, gothic studies, and post-apocalyptic film, literature and games) as well as political fiction (migrant and postcolonial novels) and non-fiction (nature writing and travel writing) relating to questions of migration, empire and ecology. He has written books, chapters and articles on a variety of subjects ranging from zombies over nanotechnology, from the American desert to the Arctic, digital art and experimental prose. His current research focuses on the question of resources and the manner in which literature has grappled with pollution and resource depletion from the Industrial Revolution and onwards.

Niklas Salmose was rewarded his PhD in 2012 from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on nostalgia as style and aesthetics in modernist fiction. He is employed as senior lecturer in English Literature at the Department of Languages, Linnaeus University, and is the English Subject Programme Director. Salmose’s research, and publications, comprises nostalgia in all forms, Anglo-American and European Modernism, with special focus on the authorships of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Malcolm Lowry, Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, animal studies, eco-criticism, translation studies and horror film. At the Linnaeus University Research Center for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) Salmose works on a project about transmediations of the anthropocene into qualified aesthetic media and on investigates media representations in another project called "MediaPhobia". Within the area of multimodality, he also focuses on emotional response and in particularly sensorial aesthetics (the relation between media and sensorial transmediations).