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Vilhelm Ekelund och det litterära fältet 1897-1949
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, French. (KIG)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1332-5467
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Vilhelm Ekelunds och det litterära fältet 1897-1949

[Vilhelm Ekelund and the literary field 1897-1949]

The theoretical background of this study is Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological approach to literature. I use his theory concerning the importance of cultural (and other forms of symbolic) capital for the individual artist – and his description of the literary field as a place characterized by continuous conflict between different categories of participants. In the article, I argue that as a young poet, Ekelund held a position in the field that was with the intellectual group as opposed to the group of commercial authors – and among the young avant-garde as opposed to among the consecrated and well-established writers. However, this position changed somewhat during the years Ekelund spent in exile (1908-1921), and it continued to change after his return to Sweden. His reputation as a thoroughly intellectual writer was accentuated and, as time passed, he himself became a consecrated artist with certain privileges – e.g. grants and awards – to defend.

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2013. , 22 p.
Arbetsrapport / Högskolan Dalarna, ISSN 1653-9362 ; 2013:2
Keyword [en]
Vilhelm Ekelund, sociology of literature, literary field, symbolic capital, Pierre Bourdieu
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Kultur, identitet och gestaltning
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-11874ISBN: 978-91-85941-51-3OAI: diva2:606938
Available from: 2013-02-22 Created: 2013-02-21 Last updated: 2015-07-20Bibliographically approved

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