Bilde av Andén, Lovisa
Bilde av Andén, Lovisa
Institute of philosophy and first semester studies lovisa.anden@uit.no Tromsø

Lovisa Andén


Associate Professor

Job description

I defended my PhD at Uppsala University/Södertörn University 2017. My thesis concerns literature, language and experience in the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In particular, I examine Merleau-Ponty’s reading of Marcel Proust, Paul Valéry and Stendhal in his unpublished course notes from Collège de France 1953-1954. I have transcribed, edited and annotated the course Sur le problème de la parole together with Franck Robert and Emmanuel de Saint Aubert (published at MetisPresses 2020).

2019-2020, I worked on a post-doctoral research project funded by Östersjöstiftelsen, on memoirs from the Gulag Archipelago written by western survivors. In particular, the project focuses on the question of truth with regard to literature and subjective experiences. Furthermore, it explores the interrelation between experience, literary expression and reality in the case of Gulag memoirs.

From 2022, I am working on the research project, Muted Memories and Silenced Stories: Memoirs by Women of the Gulag Archipelago, funded by the KONE foundation. The project examines questions of representation, truth and experience in witness literature written by women from the Gulag-Archipelago.

 
Publications
I. Peer-reviewed original articles

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Literary Testimonies and Fictional Experiences. Gulag Literature between Facts and Fiction. In Studia Phaenomenologica vol. 21/2021. Special Issue: From Witnessing to Testimony, pp. 197-223.

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Being in Language: Merleau-Ponty’s Critique of Heidegger and Logical Positivism in his Unpublished Course Notes. In Chiasmi International, vol. 23 (2021).

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Motvilliga vittnen. Svenska vittnesberättelser från utrensningarna i Sovjetkarelen. In Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap.

2019. Andén, Lovisa. Literature and the Expressions of Being in Merleau-Ponty’s Unpublished Course Notes. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 50: 3, pp. 208-219.

2018. Andén, Lovisa. Language and Tradition in Merleau-Ponty’s Reading of Husserl and Saussure. Studia Phaenomenologica, vol. XVIII, pp. 183-205.

II. Monographs

2017. Andén, Lovisa. Diss., Litteratur och erfarenhet i Merleau-Pontys läsning av Proust, Valéry och Stendhal (Literature and Experience in Merleau-Ponty’s Reading of Proust, Valéry and Stendhal). Uppsala: Departement of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

III. Edited Volumes

2020. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Le problème de la parole: cours au Collège de France: notes 1953-1954, ed. Lovisa Andén, Emmanuel de Saint Aubert and Franck Robert. Genève: MētisPresses.

IV. Books And Book Chapters

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Selvbiografier som vitnesbyrd i Simone de Beauvoirs poetikk. I Oppløsningen av det estetiske. Kunstfilosofisk modernitet fra Kant til relasjonell estetikk, pp. 189-205. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

2020. Andén, Lovisa. Avant-propos: Pour une phénoménologie du langage : le primat ontologique de la parole. In Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Le problème de la parole: cours au Collège de France: notes 1953-1954, ed. Lovisa Andén, Emmanuel de Saint Aubert and Franck Robert. Genève: MētisPresses.

IV. Other

2019. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. Présentation. Le problème de la parole, extrait de la leçon du 25 février 1954. Proust et la littérature. In Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 25-28. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019214

2019. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. Introduction: The Problem of Speech. Excerpt from the February 25th Lecture. Proust and Literature, translated by Rajiv Kaushik in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 29-32. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019215

2019. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. Introduzione: Le problème de la parole, estratto della lezione del 25 febbraio 1954. Proust e la letteratura, translated by Claudio Rozzoni in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 33-36. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019216

2019. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Extrait. Proust. Une théorie, – et une pratique concordante, – du langage, ed. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. In Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 37-43. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019217

2019. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Excerpt. Proust. A Theory, – and a Concordant Practice, – of Language, ed. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert, translated by Rajiv Kaushik in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 45-51. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019218

2019. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Estratto. Proust. Una teoria, – e una pratica concordante, – del linguaggio, ed. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert, translated by Claudio Rozzoni in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 53-59. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019219

V. Reviews

2012. Andén, Lovisa. Review of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Le monde sensible et le monde de l’expression. In The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 341-346. Manchester: Haigh & Hochland.

VI. Popular Science

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Vittneslitteratur och det förflutnas närvaro. In Svensk Filosofi, December 2021. Lovisa Andén: Vittneslitteratur och det förflutnas närvaro – svenskfilosofi.se

2018. Andén, Lovisa. Litteratur och erfarenhet i Merleau-Pontys filosofi. In Salongen, 5th May, (http://www.salongen.no/?p=14619).

2015. Andén, Lovisa. Litteraturen som nyckeln till frihet. In Svenska Dagbladet, Under strecket, 3rd January, (https://www.svd.se/litteraturen-som-nyckeln-till-frihet).

2014. Andén, Lovisa. Människans revolt och historiens revolutioner. In Dixikon, essä, 2nd February, (https://www.dixikon.se/manniskans-revolt-och-historiens-revolutioner/).

2011. Andén, Lovisa. En oavslutad filosofi; Merleau-Ponty efter 50 år. In Dixikon, essä, 3rd November (https://www.dixikon.se/filosofi-merleau-ponty/).



Research interests

I defended my PhD at Uppsala University/Södertörn University 2017. My thesis concerns literature, language and experience in the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In particular, I examine Merleau-Ponty’s reading of Marcel Proust, Paul Valéry and Stendhal in his unpublished course notes from Collège de France 1953-1954. I have transcribed, edited and annotated the course Sur le problème de la parole together with Franck Robert and Emmanuel de Saint Aubert (published at MetisPresses 2020).

2019-2020, I worked on a post-doctoral research project funded by Östersjöstiftelsen, on memoirs from the Gulag Archipelago written by western survivors. In particular, the project focuses on the question of truth with regard to literature and subjective experiences. Furthermore, it explores the interrelation between experience, literary expression and reality in the case of Gulag memoirs.

From 2022, I am working on the research project, Muted Memories and Silenced Stories: Memoirs by Women of the Gulag Archipelago, funded by the KONE foundation. The project examines questions of representation, truth and experience in witness literature written by women from the Gulag-Archipelago.


Publications
I. Peer-reviewed original articles

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Literary Testimonies and Fictional Experiences. Gulag Literature between Facts and Fiction. In Studia Phaenomenologica vol. 21/2021. Special Issue: From Witnessing to Testimony, pp. 197-223.

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Being in Language: Merleau-Ponty’s Critique of Heidegger and Logical Positivism in his Unpublished Course Notes. In Chiasmi International, vol. 23 (2021).

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Motvilliga vittnen. Svenska vittnesberättelser från utrensningarna i Sovjetkarelen. In Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap.

2019. Andén, Lovisa. Literature and the Expressions of Being in Merleau-Ponty’s Unpublished Course Notes. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 50: 3, pp. 208-219.

2018. Andén, Lovisa. Language and Tradition in Merleau-Ponty’s Reading of Husserl and Saussure. Studia Phaenomenologica, vol. XVIII, pp. 183-205.

II. Monographs

2017. Andén, Lovisa. Diss., Litteratur och erfarenhet i Merleau-Pontys läsning av Proust, Valéry och Stendhal (Literature and Experience in Merleau-Ponty’s Reading of Proust, Valéry and Stendhal). Uppsala: Departement of Philosophy, Uppsala University.

III. Edited Volumes

2020. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Le problème de la parole: cours au Collège de France: notes 1953-1954, ed. Lovisa Andén, Emmanuel de Saint Aubert and Franck Robert. Genève: MētisPresses.

IV. Books And Book Chapters

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Selvbiografier som vitnesbyrd i Simone de Beauvoirs poetikk. I Oppløsningen av det estetiske. Kunstfilosofisk modernitet fra Kant til relasjonell estetikk, pp. 189-205. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

2020. Andén, Lovisa. Avant-propos: Pour une phénoménologie du langage : le primat ontologique de la parole. In Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Le problème de la parole: cours au Collège de France: notes 1953-1954, ed. Lovisa Andén, Emmanuel de Saint Aubert and Franck Robert. Genève: MētisPresses.

IV. Other

2019. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. Présentation. Le problème de la parole, extrait de la leçon du 25 février 1954. Proust et la littérature. In Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 25-28. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019214

2019. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. Introduction: The Problem of Speech. Excerpt from the February 25th Lecture. Proust and Literature, translated by Rajiv Kaushik in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 29-32. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019215

2019. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. Introduzione: Le problème de la parole, estratto della lezione del 25 febbraio 1954. Proust e la letteratura, translated by Claudio Rozzoni in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 33-36. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019216

2019. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Extrait. Proust. Une théorie, – et une pratique concordante, – du langage, ed. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert. In Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 37-43. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019217

2019. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Excerpt. Proust. A Theory, – and a Concordant Practice, – of Language, ed. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert, translated by Rajiv Kaushik in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 45-51. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019218

2019. Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Estratto. Proust. Una teoria, – e una pratica concordante, – del linguaggio, ed. Lovisa Andén and Franck Robert, translated by Claudio Rozzoni in Chiasmi International, vol. 21: Merleau-Ponty, la littérature et le langage littéraire, pp. 53-59. DOI: 10.5840/chiasmi2019219

V. Reviews

2012. Andén, Lovisa. Review of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Le monde sensible et le monde de l’expression. In The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 341-346. Manchester: Haigh & Hochland.

VI. Popular Science

2021. Andén, Lovisa. Vittneslitteratur och det förflutnas närvaro. In Svensk Filosofi, December 2021. Lovisa Andén: Vittneslitteratur och det förflutnas närvaro – svenskfilosofi.se

2018. Andén, Lovisa. Litteratur och erfarenhet i Merleau-Pontys filosofi. In Salongen, 5th May, (http://www.salongen.no/?p=14619).

2015. Andén, Lovisa. Litteraturen som nyckeln till frihet. In Svenska Dagbladet, Under strecket, 3rd January, (https://www.svd.se/litteraturen-som-nyckeln-till-frihet).

2014. Andén, Lovisa. Människans revolt och historiens revolutioner. In Dixikon, essä, 2nd February, (https://www.dixikon.se/manniskans-revolt-och-historiens-revolutioner/).

2011. Andén, Lovisa. En oavslutad filosofi; Merleau-Ponty efter 50 år. In Dixikon, essä, 3rd November (https://www.dixikon.se/filosofi-merleau-ponty/).