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Alf Björnberg

Professor

Alf Björnberg
Professor , Deputy Head
Musicology
Academic degree: Doctor
alf.bjornberg@gu.se
+46 31 786 4085

Room number: 3260
Postal Address: Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg


Department. of Cultural Sciences (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.kultur.gu.se
kuv@kultur.gu.se

Visiting Address: Vera Sandbergs allé 8 , 411 33 Göteborg

About Alf Björnberg

Professor in Musicology since 2000. Associate Head of Department for Doctoral Studies and Research.

E-mail: alf.bjornberg@musicology.gu.se

Research

In my Ph.D. thesis from 1987, dealing with the music presented in the Swedish qualification rounds for the Eurovision Song Contest, I investigate changes over time in mainstream popular music. Since then my research has been directed mainly towards the history and analysis of popular music and various aspects of music and media, such as music video analysis and broadcasting music history.

At present (2015), I’m working on a research project on the rise and decline of Swedish hi-fi culture. I am also involved in the project Dream-Playing: Accessing the non-texts of Strindberg’s A Dream Play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and in the Scandinavian research network Mediatization Times. In addition, I’m involved in several publishing projects linked to the Department of Cultural Sciences.

Teaching


Since the end of the 1970s, I have taught several of the subdisciplines of musicology at universities in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In recent years I’ve primarily been active as supervisor and seminar leader in the department’s Ph.D. programmes.

External relations and research information


In the last decade I’ve participated in some 30 radio programmes and given several lectures at the ”Faculty of Arts Days” events. In addition to articles in the daily press and popular-science journals, I have published some 300 entries in the Swedish encyclopedia Nationalencyklopedin, to which I have contributed since 1990, since 1997 with a commission as expert within the field of popular music.

Latest publications

Blacklists and Hitlists: Public-Service Radio and Musical Gatekeeping
Alf Björnberg
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius, New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Swedishness of Swedish Popular-Music Genres
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius., New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Diversification and Professionalization
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius., New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Historical Development of the Swedish Popular-Music Mainstream
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius, New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Introduction: The Small Country that Grew Big in Popular Music
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius (red.), New York & London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Swedish Artist Personas
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius (red.), New York & London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Afterword – An Elderly Songwriting Gentleman: A Conversation with Mikael Wiehe
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius (red.), New York & London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
New York & London, Routledge, Edited book 2017
Edited book

Reimagining the research archive: a dialogue
Astrid von Rosen, Alf Björnberg, Ylva Sommerland, Viveka Kjellmer, Mats Nilsson et al.
Dream-playing across borders: accessing the non-texts of Strindberg’s A dream play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and beyond / Astrid von Rosen (ed.), Göteborg, Makadam, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

The Sound of a Dream: On the Use of Wilhelm Stenhammar's Music in the 1918 Düsseldorf Staging of A Dream Play
Alf Björnberg
Astrid von Rosen (ed.): Dream-Playing Across Borders: Accessing the Non-texts of Strindberg's A Dream Play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and Beyond, Göteborg , Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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2017

Blacklists and Hitlists: Public-Service Radio and Musical Gatekeeping
Alf Björnberg
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius, New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Swedishness of Swedish Popular-Music Genres
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius., New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Diversification and Professionalization
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius., New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

The Historical Development of the Swedish Popular-Music Mainstream
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music / edited by Alf Björnberg and Thomas Bossius, New York , Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Introduction: The Small Country that Grew Big in Popular Music
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius (red.), New York & London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Swedish Artist Personas
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius (red.), New York & London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Afterword – An Elderly Songwriting Gentleman: A Conversation with Mikael Wiehe
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music. Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius (red.), New York & London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Made in Sweden: Studies in Popular Music
Alf Björnberg, Thomas Bossius
New York & London, Routledge, Edited book 2017
Edited book

2016

Reimagining the research archive: a dialogue
Astrid von Rosen, Alf Björnberg, Ylva Sommerland, Viveka Kjellmer, Mats Nilsson et al.
Dream-playing across borders: accessing the non-texts of Strindberg’s A dream play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and beyond / Astrid von Rosen (ed.), Göteborg, Makadam, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

The Sound of a Dream: On the Use of Wilhelm Stenhammar's Music in the 1918 Düsseldorf Staging of A Dream Play
Alf Björnberg
Astrid von Rosen (ed.): Dream-Playing Across Borders: Accessing the Non-texts of Strindberg's A Dream Play in Düsseldorf 1915–18 and Beyond, Göteborg , Makadam förlag, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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