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Jenny Bonnevier

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303080

Room: F3157

Research subject

About Jenny Bonnevier

Jenny Bonnevier is senior lecturer in English, American literature. Her academic fields are feminist theory and cultural studies.


Bonnevier teaches primarily in the teacher training programs, especially course modules on language and literary pedagogy, English language literature, and culture. 


Bonnevier received her PhD in 2005 in English, especially American literature, at Uppsala university, with the dissertation Estranging Cognition: Feminst Science Fiction and the Borders of Reason. Her current research falls within the broader field of cultural studies and the working title of her ongoing project is "(Un)making Families: Representations of Reproductive Technologies and the Politics of Family in Contemporary American Culture".

Bonnevier is also interested in the field of literary pedagogy, especially the relations between reading fiction, (cultural) identity, experience, and the concept of reading comprehension in the subject of English in Swedish upper secondary schools.

Since 2010, Bonnevier is on the board of The Swedish Association for American Studies (president of the association 2012-2016). She was on the board of the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute in Sweden (ACSIS) 2016-2018. She has also served on the editorial boards of the journals American Studies in Scandinavia and Tidskrift för genusvetenskap (Journal of Gender Studies).  


Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Bonnevier, J. , Borgström, E. & Yassin, D. (2017). Normers roll i ett mål- och kriterierelaterat bedömningssystem. Utbildning och Demokrati, 26 (2), 21-47.
Öberg Tuleus, M. , Olsson, A. & Bonnevier, J. (2012). Sharing: a Comperative Perspective on the Relation Between Teaching and Learning. Journal of the Comenius Association (21), 7-12.

Articles, book reviews

Bonnevier, J. (2020). Book Review: Equine Fictions. Human-Horse Relationships in Twenty-First-Century Writing. American Studies in Scandinavia, 52 (1), 149-152.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Bollobás, E. , Kušnír, J. , Zygadło, G. , Clary, F. , Francescato, S. , Nabae, H. , Tsujimoto, Y. , Bonnevier, J. & et al. (2016). International Scholarship. American Literary Scholarship, 2014 (1), 415-494.
Clary, F. , Giesenkirchen Sawyer, M. , Puglisi, F. , Ærvold Bjerre, T. , Bonnevier, J. , Habegger-Conti, J. , Nyman, J. & Cohn, D. (2015). International Scholarship. American Literary Scholarship, 2013 (1), 427-496.
Bonnevier, J. , Clary, F. , Puglisi, F. , Tsujimoto, Y. , Nabae, H. , Aervold Bjerre, T. , Habegger-Conti, J. , Nyman, J. & et al. (2014). International Scholarship. American Literary Scholarship, 2012 (1), 403-480.
Bonnevier, J. , Heide, M. , Ciani Forza, D. , Beppu, K. , Aervold Bjerre, T. , Habegger-Conti, J. & Nyman, J. (2012). International Scholarship. American Literary Scholarship, 2010 (1), 449-507.
Bonnevier, J. , Clary, F. , Heide, M. , Ciani Forza, D. , Aervold Bjerre, T. , Johannessen, L. , Nyman, J. & Márquez, A. C. (2011). International Scholarship. American Literary Scholarship, 2009 (1), 465-520.

Chapters in books

Bonnevier, J. (2019). Making Clones, Making Mothers: Motherhood in Orphan Black. In: Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson R. Buckman, Sisterhood, Science and Surveillance in Orphan Black: Critical Essays (pp. 58-76). . McFarland.
Bonnevier, J. (2016). "Lärdomar som vi aldrig anade": Doris Lessing som science fiction-författare. In: Ingrid Holmquist och Anna Cavallin, Doris Lessing: en författare i vår tid (pp. 195-211). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur.
Bonnevier, J. (2005). Drawing a Line: Science Fiction or Fantasy?: The Case of Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home  . In: Åsa Johansson och Petra Ragnerstam, Limitation and Liberation: Women Writers and the Politics of Genre (pp. 51-57). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet.
Bonnevier, J. (2002). Sharing Knowledges, Changing Identities: Female Exchanges in Joanna Russ's The Female Man. In: Kerstin W. Shands, Collusion  and Resistance: Women Writing in English. Huddinge: Södertörn Högskolepress.

Conference papers

Bonnevier, J. (2018). Making Babies and Making Home in an All-female World: Reproduction, Sexuality, and Belonging in Nicola Griffith's Ammonite. Paper presented at 10th Biennial Conference of The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS), "Open Covenants: Pasts and Futures of Global America", Stockholm, Sweden, September 28-30, 2018.
Bonnevier, J. (2018). Plan B: Single Women, Romantic Love and the Making of Babies in The Back-Up Plan and The Switch. Paper presented at Close Relations: A Multi-and Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Family and Kinship Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, October 24-26, 2018.
Bonnevier, J. (2016). In the Womb of Utopia: Feminist Science Fiction and Representations of Reproductive Technology. Paper presented at Ninth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden, September 30 - October 1, 2016.
Bonnevier, J. (2015). Family Values and Commercial Vices: Stories of Surrogacy in Contemporary US Culture. Paper presented at "American Values: Public Virtues, Private Vices?" The Nordic Association for American Studies 24th Biennial Conference at Oulu University, May 11-13, 2015..
Bonnevier, J. (2014). Who are all right in America? : reproductive technology, race, gender and sexuality in The kids are all right and Made in America. Paper presented at Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies, Örebro, Sweden, September 26-27, 2014.
Bonnevier, J. (2013). Born in the USA: representations of reproductive technology and the politics of family. Paper presented at The 23rd Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, Karlstad, Sweden, May 23-24, 2013.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Bonnevier, J. (2005). Estranging Cognition: Feminist Science Fiction and the Borders of Reason. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Engelska institutionen.


Lundahl, C. , Bonnevier, J. , Arensmeier, C. , Borgström, E. , Lennqvist-Lindén, A. , Nilsson, P. , Sundberg, B. , Sundhäll, M. & et al. (2016). Nationella proven i grundskolans årskurs 6 och 9: En uppföljning av lärares, rektorers och elevers uppfattningar om proven. Stockholm: Skolverket (Skolverkets rapport 447).