Mari-Ann Berg, Ph D, worked at The School of Education and
Communication, Jonkoping University, until 2012, and then
She studied Scandinavian Languages, Comparative Literature and English for her M.A. at the University of of Gothenburg. She received her teacher's degree in Swedish and English from this university and later on a Ph.D. in English. She has also studied art history, Italian and French. She has an M Ed (ELT) from The University of Sheffield. Her main interests are in stylistics and cognitive poetics.
Aspects of Time, Ageing and Old Age in the Novels of Patrick White, 1939-1979. Acta Gothoburgensis: Gothenburg Studies in English 53, Göteborg: 1983.
"A Metamorphic Complexity: Chronotopes, Deixis and Literary Meaning in Patrick White's The Twyborn Affair ". Language and Discourse , Volume 3, 1995, pp.18-28.
"Toward Creative Understanding: Bakhtin and the Study of Old Age in Literature." Journal of Aging Studies , Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 1996, pp. 15-26.
"Exploring the Mind: Self, Other and Social Context in Nadine Gordimer's 'An Image of Success'. English in Africa Volume 29, Number 1, May 2002, pp. 55-72.
"The Monologic Self as First Person Narrator: Nadine Gordimer's 'Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants' ". Journal of Literary Semantics 38, 2009, pp. 39-52.