Tina Skouen

Associate Professor - English Language Literature
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Director of doctoral studies; member of the department's leadership team

New book

The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature (Routledge, 2017)

Research profile

Tina Skouen (Dr. art.) is Associate Professor of English literature and co-director (with Bruce Barnhart) of the research project Literature, Rights and Imagined Communities. Her research interests are wide-ranging, including early modern literature and print culture; rhetoric; science; and religion. She is also interested in how concepts of intellectual property helped construct the British literary canon and British science as a national endeavor. Skouen’s contributions in Rhetoric and the Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook (co-edited with Ryan J. Stark, Brill 2014) establish a parallel between early modern rhetoric of science and the promotion of the natural sciences today. Rhetoric and the Early Royal Society is the first book to collect in one volume the key articles discussing the Royal Society’s pioneering role in shaping modern scholarly communication.

Specialising in rhetorical studies, Tina Skouen has published work in three different areas, focusing on aspects of sound and delivery in poetry; on rhetoric of science; and on the interrelation between book history and the history of rhetoric. Her publications include studies of "the rhetoric of passion" in John Donne, "the vocal wit" of John Dryden, "the stigma of haste" in Margaret Cavendish and "Ciceronian myth" in Joseph Conrad. Her forthcoming monograph on The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature (Routledge, Oct 2017) explores writers’ sense of time and haste in the period from c. 1580 to 1720, combining perspectives from rhetoric, book history and emblem studies. She is currently engaged in three writing projects: an anthology chapter that reconsiders early modern discourses on melancholy, and two essays, one reviewing the Royal Society's recent public campaigns for science and the other discussing the concept of kairos from an existential viewpoint.

Tina is three times a Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley, and has received research funding from the American-Scandinavian Foundation/Norway-America Association; the Norwegian Research Council (3-year postdoctoral fellowship); UNIFOR; UiO Faculty of Humanities and ILOS; the Nansen Foundation; and the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR Research Award). She is on the editorial board of Rhetorica - A Journal of the History of Rhetoric (published by University of California Press). In 2017, she served on the William Nelson Prize Committee for the best article published in Renaissance Quarterly (University of Chicago Press).

Tags: English; Literature; Rhetoric; Rhetoric of science; Renaissance; Early modern; Humanism; History of the book; Emblems

Publications

- The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature (New York: Routledge, 2017)

 

- Ciceronian Oratory and the Idea of Civilization in "Heart of Darkness",The Conradian 40:1 (Spring 2015)

Cited in The Year's Work in English Studies 2017 (Oxford UP) - Modern Literature (2. Pre-1945 Fiction)

 

- Rhetoric & The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook, eds. Tina Skouen and Ryan J. Stark (Brill, 2014; copyright 2015)

 

- Margaret Cavendish and the Stigma of Haste, Studies in Philology 111:3 (Summer 2014), 547-570.

Reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies (Oxford UP) - ch ix. The Earlier Seventeenth Century (1. Women's writing)

 

- Science versus Rhetoric? Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667) Reconsidered, Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 29: 1 (2011), 23-52.

 

- The Rhetoric of Passion in Donne’s Holy Sonnets, Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 27: 2 (2009), 159-188.

Reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies (Oxford  UP) - ch. ix (3. Donne)

 

- Passion and Persuasion: John Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther (1687), Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

Review by Christopher Coffman (Boston University)

 

- The Vocal Wit of John Dryden, Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 24 :4 (2006), 371-402.

Reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies (Oxford UP) - ch. x (1. Poetry)

  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Ciceronian Myth in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The Conradian.  ISSN 0951-2314.  s 1- 6
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Margaret Cavendish and the Stigma of Haste. Studies in Philology.  ISSN 0039-3738.  111(3), s 547- 570
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Science versus Rhetoric? Thomas Sprat's History of the Royal Society (1667) Reconsidered (reprint), In Tina Skouen & Ryan J. Stark (ed.),  Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004283695.  Kapittel 8.
  • Skouen, Tina & Stark, Ryan J. (2014). Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: An Introduction, In Tina Skouen & Ryan J. Stark (ed.),  Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004283695.  Introduksjon.
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). Correction to Commentary on Whitney’s Emblem 185. Notes and Queries.  ISSN 0029-3970.  58(2), s 218- 219 . doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjr064
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). Science versus Rhetoric? Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667). Rhetorica - A Journal of the History of Rhetoric.  ISSN 0734-8584.  29(1), s 23- 52
  • Skouen, Tina (2009). The Rhetoric of Passion in Donne's Holy Sonnets. Rhetorica - A Journal of the History of Rhetoric.  ISSN 0734-8584.  27(2), s 159- 188 . doi: 10.1525/RH.2009.27.2.159 Show summary
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). For vitenskap, mot veltalenhet? Thomas Sprats History of the Royal Society of London (1667). Rhetorica Scandinavica.  ISSN 1397-0534.  47, s 9- 29
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). Klassikerintro, Thomas Sprats History of the Royal Society of London (1667). Rhetorica Scandinavica.  ISSN 1397-0534.  48, s 7- 10 Show summary
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). Telling Silence in Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther (1687). Notes and Queries.  ISSN 0029-3970.  54(4)
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). "What I desire the reader should know concerning me." John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687), In Päivi Mehtonen (ed.),  Illuminating Darkness: Approaches to Obscurity and Nothingness in Literature.  Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.  ISBN 978-951-41-1017-7.  4.  s 65 - 81
  • Skouen, Tina (2006). The Vocal Wit of John Dryden. Rhetorica - A Journal of the History of Rhetoric.  ISSN 0734-8584.  24(4), s 371- 402 Show summary
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). Konferanserapport fra NNRHs anden konference i Helsinki, august 2002. Rhetorica Scandinavica.  ISSN 1397-0534.  25, s 71- 74
  • Skouen, Tina (1999). Introduksjon, I: Tina Skouen (red.),  Den trygge byen. Kriminalitetsforebyggende planlegging.  Norsk Form, Oslo.  ISBN 82-452-0021-2.  Forord.  s 9 - 14

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  • Skouen, Tina (2017). The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1472488053.  288 s.
  • Skouen, Tina & Stark, Ryan J. (ed.) (2014). Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook. Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004283695.  300 s. Show summary
  • Skouen, Tina (2009). Passion and Persuasion: John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687). VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.  ISBN 978-3-639-12490-3.  276 s.

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  • Skouen, Tina (2017). Kairos and Conversion.
  • Skouen, Tina (2017). Royal Society. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Ciceronian Myth in Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Harde fakta og vill spekulasjon i verdens eldste vitenskapelige tidsskrift [Aftenposten Morgen papirutgave + Aftenposten Viten på nett]. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Henry Peacham's Variations on "Scripta non temere edenda," or "Writings not to be published rashly".
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Den store omdømmekampen http://www.aftenposten.no/viten/Den-store-omdommekampen-7555917.html#.U8twwXY4Xcd. Aftenposten Viten.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Den store omdømmekampen: Historien om opprettelsen av det engelske vitenskapsakademiet, Royal Society, er en historie om hvordan naturvitenskapene vant over humaniora. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Fra pop til partikkelfysikk: Fenomenet Brian Cox.
  • Skouen, Tina (2013). Time for Action: The Royal Society¹s Campaign for Science.
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). The Temporal Aspect of Writing.
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Boka som objekt og opplevelse.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Essay: Kampen mot hastverksarbeidet. Om tidsromantikk i litteratur og kritikk. Prosa - tidsskrift for skribenter.  ISSN 0805-276X.  (3), s 14- 21
  • Skouen, Tina (2010, 12. mars). Intervju om "Kampen mot hastverket" i litteraturen. [Radio].  NRK.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Kampen mot hastverket. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Om produktive forfattere – fra 1600-tallets England til Karl Ove Knausgård/The Value of Time in Early Modern/Contemporary Literature.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Vitenskap versus retorikk: Historien om The Royal Society of London.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Vitenskap versus retorikk: Historien om The Royal Society of London.
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). This Wretched Body: Literature and Medicine in Early Modern England.
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). Time and Aesthetic Value in Early Modern/Contemporary Literary Culture.
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). Brutal Beasts versus Rational Men: Key Distinctions in Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (London, 1667).
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). John Dryden’s Eloquence. With special reference to The Hind and the Panther (1687). Acta Humaniora. 290. Show summary
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). The Rhetoric of Passion in Donne’s Holy Sonnets.
  • Skouen, Tina (2005). The Vocal Wit of John Dryden (1631-1700). Show summary
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). Richard Nate: Wissenschaft und Literatur im England der frühen Neuzeit (München: Wilhelm Fink, 2001). Rhetorical Review : The Electronic Review of Books on the History of Rhetoric.  ISSN 1901-2640.  1(2), s 20- 24
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). "To the Reader" fra John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687)/"Of the Exordium" fra Bernard Lamy's The Art of Speaking (1676).
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). What I want you to know about me: John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687).
  • Skouen, Tina (2002). How English Became the Perfect Language.
  • Skouen, Tina (2002). Sounding the Sense: Dryden's Unaffected Eloquence.
  • Skouen, Tina (1993). The rhetoric of meditation in Donne's Holy Sonnets.

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