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Oddvar Holmesland

Professor emeritus, engelsk litteratur

EU010 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, 1983. Literature/culture courses taught range over the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Research interests include early modern as well as modern 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 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1986).

Select international publications (articles/chapters): ‘Dialectics of Pleasure in Thomas More’s Utopia' (1516), Utopian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2023), pp. 16–33; ‘Truth-Telling and the Representation of the Surinam “Indians” in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko’ + 'Critical Reflections', in Studying English Literature in Context: Critical Readings, ed. Paul Poplawski (Cambridge University Press, 2022), pp. 167–82; ‘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 (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 (Duke University Press, 1990), pp. 58–72.

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner

  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2022). Truth-Telling and the Representation of the Surinam “Indians” in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko. Studying English Literature in Context. ISBN: 9781108749572. Cambridge University Press. 10. s 167 - 182.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2018). From Hagiography and Romance to Oroonoko. Hagiographic Adaptations. ISBN: 978-88-3315-115-1. Fabrizio Serra Editore. Female Narrators. s 61 - 80.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2011). Colonized Victim or Free Spirit?: Joyce Cary’s Mister Johnson. Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences. Essays in Honour of Peter Young. ISBN: 9788270996575. Novus Forlag. essay. s 52 - 65.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2011). Intertextuality and the Problem of Love in A Voyage to the Isle of Love (1684). Aphra Behn and Her Female Successors. ISBN: 978-3-643-80096-1. LIT Verlag. Kapittel. s 59 - 73.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2009). Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World: Natural Art and the Body Politic. Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700: Volume 7. Ashgate. s 307 - 329.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2008). Rhetoric's Power Over the Self: A Modern Reading of A Voyage to the Isle of Love. Aphra Behn In / And Our Time. Bilingua GA Editions. s 102 - 108.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2005). Heroic Conquest Versus Utopian Reciprocality: Aphra Behn's A Voyage to the Isle of Love. Aphra Behn (1640-1689): Le Modèle Européen. Bilingua GA Editions. s 68 - 76.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2004). Fighting the Kingdom of Faction in "Bell in Campo". Early Modern Literary Studies. ISSN: 1201-2459. (14). s 1 - 12.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2003). In Search of a Restorative New World: Oroonoko and The Widow Ranter. Margarete Rubik et al., [eds]., Revisiting and Reinterpreting Aphra Behn. Bilingua GA Editions. s 19 - 29.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2013). Utopian Negotiation: Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish. ISBN: 978-0815633129. Syracuse University Press. s 320.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2017). Kazuo Ishiguro - Illusjonen om tilhørighet i verden.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2017). Seeking Mediating Principles in Nature: Thomas More's Utopia and Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2016). Negotiating the Inner Space in the Social Space: Thomas More's Utopia.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2016). Englishness and the Jungle: From Lord of the Flies via Wide Sargasso Sea to Speak for England.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2015). From Renaissance Humanism to Restoration Drama.
  • Holmesland, Oddvar (2014). Non-Violence and Pleasure in Thomas More’s Utopia.

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