My research centers on questions of 19th, 20th and 21st century Scandinavian literature, with an emphasis on Norwegian literature. I have devoted attention to the meaning of the body, representations of trauma, text and image studies, and I have written literary history. My current main project belongs to the memory studies field, where I am exploring contemporary representations of the Second World War in Norway.
My current research project is Making Memories. Contemporary Aesthetic Articulations of Norway in the Second World War.
I have been lecturer at the University of Hamburg (1983-85); editor and editorial director at Aschehoug Publishing House, Oslo (1985-93); assistant professor, associate professor and full professor at the University of Agder (1993 to present).
I am board member of Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo, and member of a Review Panel at Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Stockholm.
I am member of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters and The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg.
Most read article in Ibsen Studies
What Did Nora Do? Thinking Gender with A Doll's House.
Ibsen Studies, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2005
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