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Borders and Borderlands. Interview with Associate Professor Stephen Wolfe

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Author(s): Tuulikki Kurki | Kirsi Laurén

Journal: Folklore : Electronic Journal of Folklore
ISSN 1406-0957

Volume: 52;
Start page: 109;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Stephen Wolfe | borders | borderlands | Trans-Atlantic writing | Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders

ABSTRACT
Associate Professor of English Literature, Stephen Wolfe, has a prominent position in cultural research on borders and has lead several national and international research projects on borders and borderlands. He has published the article collection Border Poetics De-limited (2007) with Johan Schimanski. Together, they co-ordinate the Border Poetics research group at the University of Tromsø.Stephen Wolfe is currently studying Trans-Atlantic writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His focus is on the border crossings and literary negotiations between writers, genres and the contemporary politics of the period. Professor Wolfe was an invited keynote speaker in the seminar Theories on Borders in 2011. The seminar was organized by the research project Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders, and held at the University of Eastern Finland (Mekrijärvi Research Station). After the seminar, we took the opportunity to interview him for the theme issue Borders and Life-Stories. The interview was conducted in writing.
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