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Oddvar Holmesland

Professor

English Literature

E-mail:
oddvar.holmesland@uia.no
Telephone:
38 14 20 48
Mobile:
952 86 072
Office:
E1085 ( Gimlemoen 25, Kristiansand )
Office hours:
Wednesday and Thursday 12.15-13.00
Department:
Department of Foreign Languages and Translation

Background

Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, 1983. Courses taught range over 16th–20th century British literature and culture and 20th-century American literature. Research interests include early modern (1660 –) and modern British literature.

Main publications (monographs):

*Utopian Negotiation: Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish (Syracuse University Press, 2013)

*Form as Compensation for Life: Fictive Patterns in Virginia Woolf’s Novels (Boydell & Brewer/Camden House, 1998)

*A Critical Introduction to Henry Green’s Novels: The Living Vision (Macmillan, 1986).

Select international publications (articles): ’Free Will and Pleasure: Epicureanism in Thomas More’s Utopia’ (forthcoming); ‘Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World: Natural Art and the Body Politic’, in Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700, ed. Sara H. Mendelson, vol. 7 (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2009), 307-29 (first published in Studies in Philology, XCVI, No. 4, 1999); 'Fighting the Kingdom of Faction in Bell in Campo', Early Modern Literary Studies, 14 (May 2004), pp. 1-12; ‘Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko: Cultural Dialectics and the Novel’, ELH, 68 (2001), pp. 57-79; ‘Structuralism and Interpretation: Ernest Hemingway’s “Cat in the Rain”‘, in New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, ed. Jackson J. Benson (Durham NC and London: Duke University Press, 1990), pp. 58-72.

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Publications

  • Holmesland Oddvar Colonized Victim or Free Spirit?: Joyce Cary’s Mister Johnson (2011).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Intertextuality and the Problem of Love in A Voyage to the Isle of Love (1684) (2011).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World: Natural Art and the Body Politic (2009).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Rhetoric's Power Over the Self: A Modern Reading of A Voyage to the Isle of Love (2008).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Heroic Conquest Versus Utopian Reciprocality: Aphra Behn's A Voyage to the Isle of Love (2005).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Fighting the Kingdom of Faction in "Bell in Campo" (2004). Early modern literary studies . ISSN 1201-2459. (14), s 1 - 12
  • Holmesland Oddvar In Search of a Restorative New World: Oroonoko and The Widow Ranter (2003).
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2013). Utopian Negotiation: Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 978-0815633129. 320 s.
  • Holmesland Oddvar Englishness and the Jungle: From Lord of the Flies via Wide Sargasso Sea to Speak for England (2016).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Negotiating the Inner Space in the Social Space: Thomas More's Utopia (2016).
  • Holmesland Oddvar From Renaissance Humanism to Restoration Drama (2015).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Hagiographic Patterns in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko (2014).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Non-Violence and Pleasure in Thomas More’s Utopia (2014).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Epicureanism and Pleasure in Thomas More's Utopia (2013).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Freedom, Order and Epicureanism in Thomas More’s Utopia (2013).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Utopian Negotiation: Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish (2013).
  • Holmesland Oddvar Graham Greene: Kva ville han med livet? (2013). Dag og Tid . ISSN 0803-334X. s 24 - 24
  • Holmesland Oddvar Britisk selvironi (2012).

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