Janne Lindqvist

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Literature

+4618-471 2960
018-471 6187
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 P

Postal address:
Box 632
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Janne (Jan Erik) Lindqvist, Born in 1969, in Östersund, Sweden. Associate professor of Rhetoric; PhD in .literature. Swedish national editor of Rhetorica Scandinavica.

Research areas: The history and theory of rhetoric, especially in ancient Greece. Swedish 17th and 18th century poetry. Contemporary public communication.

Author of Klassisk retorik för vår tid (Classical Rhetoric for Our Time) – main corse book on many courses in rhetoric at Scandinavian universities


2010- Universitetslektor, Retorik, Uppsala universitet

2011- Gästlärare, Retorik, Kandidatprogrammet i informationsdesign, Mälardalens högskola

2008-2011 Gästlärare, retorik, Institutionen för Reklam och PR, Stockholms universitet

2005-2010 Universitetslektor, Litteraturvetenskap, Högskolan i Gävle

2005 Vik Universitetslektor, Litteraturvetenskap, Uppsala universitet

2003-2005 Vik. Universitetslektor, Litteraturvetenskap, Högskolan i Gävle

2002 Vik. Universitetslektor, Litteraturvetenskap, Mälardalens högskola

1997-2000 Lärare, retorik, Linköpings universitet, Campus Norrköping

1996-2002 Timanställning som universitetslärare, Litteraturvetenskap, Mälardalens högskola


2002 FD, Litteraturvetenskap, Uppsala universitet.

1994 Fil. kand., Litteraturvetenskap, Uppsala universitet.

Research interests

Classical rhetorical theory, especially sophistical arts and theories of argumentation and Aristotle´s Rhetoric; classical and contemporary rhetorical theory of argumentation; epideictic rhetoric.

Current research projects

Topics, Emotions and the Art of Argumentation in Ancient Rhetoric

The emergence and development of key concepts in the art and theory of argument from the sophists to Aristotle.

Research articles/Monography

The rhetoric of the rhetoric of science?

Research article

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Janne Lindqvist