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- Senior Lecturer
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
I became a lecturer in Scandinavian Literature at UCL in 2010 following three years as a teaching fellow in Danish in the Department of Scandinavian Studies. In my time at UCL, I have taken part in the administration of the BA Language and Culture programme, and I was the first Undergraduate Tutor in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society from 2010 to 2012. I received my PhD in English Literature from University of Aarhus in 2007 and was a visiting lecturer in Danish at University of Washington from 2001 to 2004. I took my BA and MA degrees at University of Aarhus in Comparative Literature with studies at University of Copenhagen, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Wales College of Cardiff.
My research falls within the fields of Scandinavian and Comparative Literature. I have published studies on world literature, book history, discourse technologies, (cultural) memory and digital culture, Hans Christian Andersen, Henry James, Scandinavian crime fiction and the welfare state. I am particularly interested in the inter-dependence of literature and materiality, literature and society - how publication formats, print cultures and visual cultures make literature 'matter', and how literature may contribute to our understanding of social change and our environment. I am currently writing a book about Scandinavian crime fiction and the welfare state for Bloomsbury Academic to be published in 2015. From September 2014, I am a co-investigator on the AHRC (Translating Cultures) funded research project entitled Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations.
I teach courses on Nordic literature and culture in SELCS including a first-year module on Nordic Storytelling, an intermediate module on Nordic Literature in Context and a final-year/MA module on Nordic Literature in a Global World. I usually teach an ELCS module at intermediate level on Memory and Literature in a Global Age and am co-teaching a second-year core course in the BA Arts and Sciences programme. I am a regular contributor to MA modules with seminars on the theory of authorship, on the representation of floods in literature, film and the visual arts and on the formation of collective identities in relation to nineteenth-century media and publishing. I have supervised MA dissertations on a wide range of themes within Scandinavian and Comparative Literature ranging from the reception of Hans Christian Andersen in China, the art of the literary agent to cultural memories of WWII, origin myths in Harry Potter and the phenomenon of unfinished novels.
|01-SEP-2010||Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature||Scandinavian Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-2007 – 31-AUG-2010||UCL Teaching Fellow in Danish||Scandinavian Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-2001 – 01-MAY-2004||Visiting Lecturer in Danish||Scandinavian Studies||University of Washington, United States|
|01-AUG-2000 – 01-JUL-2001||Lecturer in Danish||Holbaek Teachers' College, Denmark|
|01-JAN-1999 – 01-JUL-1999||Amanuensis in Comparative Literature||Comparative LIterature||University of Aarhus, Denmark|
|2007||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||Aarhus Universitet|
|1997||FEL||Fellowship||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|1995||BA||Bachelor of Arts||Aarhus Universitet|