Photo by Marion Appelbaum

Robert Appelbaum is a writer, a teacher, a literary critic, a cultural historian and a social theorist. Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Uppsala University, Sweden and currently Senior Professor in Arts and Communication at Malmö University, also in Sweden, he can be contacted at r_appel@yahoo.com.

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“We are always, being made to know of it – the slap, the abuse, the threat. And Appelbaum certainly knows of it – violence, that is. He knows of it, above all, as art knows of it – that is to say, from the inside of it. The very ‘rhythm of violence,’ as Appelbaum calls it, can here be felt.”

— John Schad, Lancaster University