Christian Gullette is a seventh-year Ph.D. candidate with a focus on contemporary Swedish literature and film and a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality. His current dissertation research focuses on intersections of categories of race, masculinity and sexuality in contemporary Swedish literature and film as they are negotiated in the context of neoliberal economic discourse. This research focuses on the work of author and playwright Jonas Hassan Khemiri and filmmaker Ruben Östlund, as well as other artists. His research interests also include works by August Strindberg and fin-de-siècle Scandinavian decadence. Christian is the author of three peer-reviewed articles including “Are Our Malls Safe? Race and Neoliberalism in Ruben Östlund’s Play” which appeared in the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2016, 6:1, pp. 25 – 37), and the forthcoming article “Plato, Spiritual Marriage, and the Disruptive Potential of Queerness in August Strindberg’s Giftas” which will be published in lambda Nordica in 2018. He is the recipient of the 2015 Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS) Aurora Borealis Prize for best graduate student presentation for his paper “Plato’s Symposium as a Critical Lens for Interpreting Queerness in Strindberg’s ’Den brottsliga naturen.’” Christian’s translations of Swedish poets Jonas Modig and Kristofer Folkhammar have appeared in journals such as The Colorado Review.
Visit www.christiangullette.com for more information and links to articles, translations, and poems.