Glänta is an independent publishing house and quarterly cultural journal, in both cases operating around the intersections between philosophy, politics, aesthetics, literature, art, history, etc. On an irregular basis we also organize philosophical events and parties. The editorial office is situated in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Also, we have an ongoing collaboration with the pan-african magazine Chimurenga, based in Cape Town. This autumn they will release The Chronicle – a once-off, one-day-only edition of a speculative, future-forward newspaper that travels back in time to re-imagine the present. Glänta is contributing to the issue, and we will also distribute it in Sweden.
In 2007, Glänta was one of about ninety selected magazines from around the world participating in Documenta 12 Magazines, to which we contributed with Irina Sandormirskajas A story of O. and in the workshop The position of the speaker.
(Re)searching Gothenburg: Essays on a changing city
The anthology (Re)searching Gothenburg is an ambitious attempt to bridge the gap between academic urban research and the public debate on urban transformation. Scholars from a number of disciplines were invited to write a text that would not require previous knowledge of Gothenburg, but at the same time would offer native Gothenburgers new perspectives on their city. The result is not only a nuanced representation of a city in transition, but also a more wide-ranging discussion of modern and postmodern public space and urbanity.
Glänta’s literary perspectives
In 2008, Eurozine published an overview of contemporary Swedish literature, written by the literary critic Jonas Thente. His essay is accompanied by English translations of various literary texts taken from Glänta, written by some of the authors he comments on. If you want an impression of what’s going on among the upcoming writers on the Swedish literary scene, this is a good place to start. Read more…
Glänta supports the business world
The recent financial crisis has made it clear how vital, and fragile, capitalism is. The Glänta publishing house and its journal want to show their support for the business world. We remind readers of the words of Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish Minister of Culture, a few years ago: “If we lived on the market’s terms, large sections of culture would have to shut down.” Now that not even those involved in the financial markets can live on the market’s terms, we want to show our solidarity by sharing our cultural capital. We don’t mean stopgap contributions or some sort of temporary respirator – Glänta’s commitment is for the long term. We believe we have know-how to share, but we naturally also view the financial proletariat as an interesting target group. Sponsorship of the business world is not an act of charity! Read more…
On Eurozines website you’ll find a list of all our material published in English.