Erik Zillén

List of John Benjamins publications for which Erik Zillén plays a role.


Zillén, Erik 2021 Death of a genre? The Aesopic fable and the emergence of modernityReinardus: Yearbook of the International Reynard Society, Trachsler, Richard and Baudouin Van den Abeele (eds.), pp. 151–167 | Article
Taking as its starting point the scholarly discussion about the possible death of the Aesopic fable towards the end of the eighteenth century, this article proposes a broadening of perspective, arguing for a thorough examination of the impact of modernity on some of the basic contexts and… read more
The article depicts the intense and at times unpredictable fable transfer in eighteenth-century Europe by tracing the source text of one of the most acclaimed works in Swedish fable history, Anna Maria Lenngren’s “Björndansen” [The dance of the bear]. This verse fable, published in Stockholms… read more
Zillén, Erik 2009 Fable and Lutheranization in 16th and early 17th century SwedenReinardus: Yearbook of the International Reynard Society, Abeele, Baudouin Van den and Paul Wackers (eds.), pp. 201–217 | Article
This paper argues that the Reformation and the adoption of Lutheranism as a state religion had a great and lasting impact on the history of the Aesopic fable in Sweden. During the 16th and early 17th century, it is shown, the genre was explicitly Lutheranized and ascribed vital functions in the… read more