Jesper Olsson

Jesper Olsson is associate professor and LiU researcher at Linköping University, Sweden, where he leads the research group “Literature, Media History, and Information Cultures”, and the research project “Representations and Reconfigurations of the Digital in Swedish Literature and Art 1950–2010” ( He also works as a literary critic for the daily Svenska Dagbladet, is a member of the humanities thinktank Humtank, and is one of the founders of the art-literature-theory magazine OEI. His research focuses on media history, media practices, and avant-garde literature and art. His latest books are Remanens (2011), on the tape recorder as an aesthetic technology, and Media and Materiality in the Neo-Avant-Garde (2012), co-edited with Jonas Ingvarsson. Forthcoming this spring is a collection of essays on literature and media, a short book on the work of artist Öyvind Fahlström, and A Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Garde 1950–1975, co-edited together with Tania Ørum.

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