Catharine Walker Bergström

Catharine Walker Bergström is an assistant professor of English at the Vänersborg campus of the University College of Trollhättan-Uddevalla in western Sweden. In addition to teaching undergraduate English majors, she is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Gothenburg part time. Her dissertation, "Narrating Infinite Hope: E. L. Doctorow and Postmodern Ethics” deals with the treatment of ethics in the works of E. L. Doctorow, focusing on narrative justice and the concept of truthfulness in historiographical metafiction.

Catharine graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA with a B.A. in German, and has an M.A. in English from the University of Gothenburg. Several years ago she and a colleague, Alastair Henry, collaborated on a project entitled Texts and Events: Cultural Narratives of Britain and the United States (Studentlitteratur 2001). An interactive teaching text, Texts and Events interweaves narratives of historical and literary events and is used by many Swedish universities at the undergraduate level to contextualize the literary works studied on their courses.

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