The interaction between soul and body in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg
My doctoral research focuses on the soul-mind-body theories of Swedish philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Specifically, I explore the interplay between his lifelong interest for soul-body interaction and his later daily conversations with the spirits of the dead. My broader themes of research include Scandinavian science, the religious Enlightenment, and currents related to Swedenborg's posterity (spiritualism, Romantic literature, anti-slavery, mysticism). Within the context of Nordic, British and French studies, I have written on literary representations of the afterlife, history of anatomy, traveling literature, oneirology, abolitionism and discourses on the North / Borealism.