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Anne Kirstine Munk Christiansen


26013 ( Universitetsveien 26, Kristiansand )

My PhD project is titled “Telling the War Story: Homecoming in American Fiction from the Global War on Terror”.

The central question in my PhD project is how literary representations of the experiences of American soldiers who have been involved in the Global War on Terror portray and challenge ideas about the meaning of home, citizenship, and national belonging. How do these fictions portray home as a physical place, as a mental or psychological place, and as a place of familiar relations? What does home mean in these stories, and how is the description of home related to war, war experiences, and the figure of the veteran? 

The three main works I’m studying in my thesis are: George Saunders’s short story ”Home” (2011), Joyce Carol Oates’s novel Karthage (2014), and Roy Scranton’s novel War Porn (2016). In these works, the narratives are built around returning veteran’s homecoming and reintegration in society, something that make them especially well-suited for studying the ideas of home and belonging. 


I have taught "American and British Culture and History" (EN-144), "American and British Literature and Culture (part 1)" (EN-160), "American and British Literature and Culture (part 2)" (EN-162) as well as supervised BA projects.


  • MA in Liberal Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York, 2011
  • BA in Comparative Literature from University of Copenhagen 2007.

Allmenn formidling

"Eget land", anmeldelse av Tharaniga Rajahs roman Det er lenge til skumring, i Klassekampen - Bokmagagasinet, 17.11.2018.

"Kan naturen fri oss fra oss selv?", essay om dystopier i litteraturen, i Klassekampen - Bokmagagasinet, 11.08.2018.

Sist endret: 5.06.2020 10:06