prof. Erik Ringmar – has a PhD in political science frRingmarom Yale University and worked for 12 years at the LSE in London and for 7 years as a professor of international relations in China. He is currently teaching at Lund University, Sweden, and is finishing a book on boredom and the mood of modern society.

Selected bibliography on boredom:

Ringmar Erik (2017) Attention and the Cause of Modern Boredom, in: Gardiner Michael, Haladyn Jason (eds.) Boredom Studies Reader, Routledge.

Ringmar Erik (2015) Boredom, Colonialism and War: Dreams of Power and Agency, 1870-1930. Routledge.

Kustermans Jorg, Ringmar Erik (2011). Modernity, boredom, and war: a suggestive essay. Review of International Studies, 37(04), 1775-1792.



svendsenprof. Lars Svendsen – professor of University of Bergen (Norway), author of classical work A Philosophy of Boredom (2005 [1999]), the most influential author in the field of philosophy of boredom.

dr Lee Anna Maynard – Assistant Professor at the Georgia Regents University, specialist in 18th- and 19th-century British Literature, author of the book Beautiful Boredom: Idleness and Feminine Self-Realization in the Victorian Novel (2009).