Guðni Elísson

Guðni Elísson, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland.

After the Fall
The project aims to analyze the historical models that defined Icelandic ideas of expansion, which are partially shaped by perceptions of cultural heritage and national identity. The post-crisis fate of these ideas is tracked with the aim of clarifying their possible resurgence in “new” Iceland. An attempt is made to assess the current state of social discourse and discuss ideologies that may prevent social criticism from being exercised, e.g. because of rising nationalist and isolationist sentiment.

Research field: Cultural studies, Political philosophy
Keywords: Discourse, Crisis, Social Criticism, Nationalism, Reform, Deconstruction

Presentations and Publications