Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I teach and perform my research at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences in Lund, where I teach publishing studies. My research concearns issues about gender, genre and literary norms and values, in popular genres and in children´s literature. I am connected to the network FOLIO (about literature in the public sphere)at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University.


About the research

In my different research projects I have a combined interest of questions about literary aesthetics, literary value and about how literature interacts with the society at large. My research has, among other things, been involving issues of genre and how genres are influenced by the norms of society at a specific time and a specific place. The main focus has so far been on crime fiction, but I have also conducted research about children's literature and other popular genres. I also have an interest in how genres and authorships function on the book market, and how they are promoted through traditional as well as digital marketing channels. The different projects conducted have connections to the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies. Other fields of relevance are media history and publishing studies.


Books (2)
Editorships (3)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (16)
Encyclopaedia entries (7)
Conference contributions (3)
Reviews (11)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)
Newspaper articles (3)
Miscellaneous (6)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)


Other tasks and qualifications

Associate professor in literary studies since 2013.

Sara Kärrholm

Teaching Staff
Division of Digital Cultures
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Division of Digital Cultures
Division of Publishing Studies
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Senior Lecturer
Division of Publishing Studies
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail sara.karrholmkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 33 35

LUX:C452 (teaching staff)
LUX: C452 (senior lecturer)

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30