Ibsen Studies

Ibsen Studies is the only international journal devoted to Henrik Ibsen, and is a central publication both for Ibsen researchers and for those with a more general interest in the author and his work.

Ibsen Studies is a forum for debate and critique for all those who work within the extensive field of research into the work of Ibsen. The journal is cross-disciplinary in nature, with contributions from literary and theatre scholars, historians and those involved in theatre.

The journal also includes reviews of current Ibsen-related literature, and a separate section for Ibsen-related events.

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XVII, NO. 1 – 2017

  • Christian Janss - When Nora Stayed: More Light on the German Ending
  • Gunvor Mejdell - Et Dukkehjem in Arabic Translation
  • Lior Levy - Reading Ibsen with Irigaray: Gendering Tragedy in Hedda Gabler

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XVI, NO. 2 – 2016

  • Ståle Dingstad - Ibsen and the Modern Breakthrough - The Earliest Productions of The Pillars of Society, A Doll's House, and Ghosts
  • Kyle Korynta - Altering Henrik Ibsen's Aura: Jon Fosse's Suzannah
  • Elizabeth Svarstad and Jon Nygaard - A Caprice - The Summit of Ibsen's Theatrical Career

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XVI, NO. 1 – 2016

  • Øystein Brekke - Bonfire of the Vanities: Moral Dynamics in Ibsen's Brand
  • Billy Smart - 'Nats Go Home': Modernism, Television and Three BBC Productions of Ibsen (1971-1974)
  • Daan Vandenhaute - Dead Awaken? An Empirical study of Ibsen's presence in comtemporary Flemish theater

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XV, NO. 2 – 2015

  • Lior Levy - Little Eyolf - A Sartrean Reading
  • Mitsuya Mori - The Structure of the Interpersonal Relationships in Ibsen's Little Eyolf: A Japanese Perspective
  • Hub Zwart - The Call from Afar: A Heideggerian-Lacanian rereading of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XV, NO. 1 – 2015

  • Anders Skare Malvik - The Advent of Noo-politics in Ibsen's Problem Plays
  • Olivia Noble Gunn - The Master Builder's Tragic Quotidian
  • Thor Holt - Ibsen's Firebrand: The Dead Child and Theodicy in Brand
  • Ellen Rees - Hvordan lese Ibsen? Samtalen om hans dramatikk 1879-2015 (Book review)
  • Helge Rønning - Sublimation leads to sublime drama. Or, if you don't have sex you may become a great writer. (Book review)

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XIV, NO. 2 – 2014

  • Laurence Senelick - How Ibsen Fared in Russian Culture and Politics
  • Kristin Gjesdal - Nietzschean Variations: Politics, Interest, and Education in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People
  • Julia A. Walker - Suez Modernism: Transportation, History, and Ibsen's Stylistic Shift
  • Giuliano D'Amico - Biografisk leksikon til Ibsens brev - med tidstavle (Book review)

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. XIV, NO. 1 – 2014

  • Giuliano D'Amico - Six Points for a Comparative Ibsen Reception
  • Kamaluddin Nilu - Democratisation process in interculturalism: Staging Ibsen within a folk theatrical form in Bangladesh
  • Jens-Morten Hanssen - The Fusion of the Man and His Work: John Gabriel Borkman With Ibsen's Mask
  • Hadle Oftedal Andersen - The Brand Poet Strikes Back: Peer Gynt as Part of a Norwegian Duel of Satires

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XIII, NO. 2 – 2013

  • Ellen Rees - Melodramatic Traces And Places In The Lady From The Sea
  • Li Jin - The "Afterlife" of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts in Lin Shu's Meinie: A Case Study of Translation as Transculturation
  • Marit Aalen & Anders Zachrisson - The Structure of Desire in Peer Gynt's Relationship to Solveig
  • Otto Reinert - Gloria Amoris: Henrik Ibsen, Kjærlighedens Komedie. 150 år. (Book review)
  • Marit Grøtta - Ibsen og fotografene: 1800-tallets visuelle kultur (Book review)
  • Narve Fulsås - "...af stort est du kommen". Henrik Ibsen og Skien (Acta Ibseniana Vol. 8) (Book review)

Ibsen Studies
Vol. XIII, NO. 1 – 2013

  • Joanne Tompkins - Performing Ghosts in Australia: Ibsen and an example of Australian Cultural Translation
  • Martin Puchner - Goethe, Marx, Ibsen and the Creation of a World Literature
  • Olivia Noble Gunn - A Scandalous Similarity? The Wild Duck and the Romantic Child

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. XII, NO. 2 – 2012

  • Ellen Karoline Gjervan - Henrik Ibsen's Two Stage Renderings
  • Ståle Dingstad - “Resolved to Sow Dissension?”: Ibsen's Love's Comedy (1862) Revisited
  • Jon Nygaard - Review of Henrik Ibsens Skrifter, vol. 1-5
  • Jorunn Hareide - Review of Henrik Ibsens Skrifter, Brev 1844-1905
  • Erik Bjerck Hagen - Review of Henrik Ibsens Skrifter, vol. 9

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. XII, NO. 1 – 2012

  • Antonis Glytzouris - Henrik Ibsen, the Quest for Realism and the Rise of Greek Theatrical Modernism
  • Susan Ang - “Misguided, misconceiving, mis-inspired”: Hill's “version” of Brand and the matter of words
  • Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr - Ibsen in France from Breakthrough to Renewal
  • Julie Holledge - Global Ibsen: Performing multiple modernities (2011)

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. XI, NO. 2 – 2011

  • Anette Storli Andersen - In the Right Place, at the Right Time: Why Ibsen Worked in the Theatre for 13 Years - and then Left it for Good
  • Ellen Karoline Gjervan - Ibsen Staging Ibsen: Henrik Ibsen's Culturally Embedded Staging Practice in Bergen
  • Giuliano D' Amico - Marketing Ibsen: A Study of the First Italian Reception, 1883-1891
  • Jørgen Haave - "Faster Ploug": The Rat Wife, or Merely an Old Aunt?
  • Ellen Rees - By the Open Sea: Ibsen's Fruen fra havet and Jon Fosse's Nokon kjem til å komme
  • Lis Møller - Missed Encounters. Review of Kierkegaard, Ibsen og det moderne (2010)
  • Marie Wells - Ibsen's Brand: Resepsjon - tolkning - kontekst (2010)

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. XI, NO. 1 – 2011

  • Narve Fulsås - Ibsen Misrepresented: Canonization, Oblivion, and the Need for History
  • Keld Hyldig - Twenty Years With The International Ibsen Festival
  • Robert Dean - Diegetic Musical Motifs in Ibsen's A Doll's House and John Gabriel Borkman
  • Errol Durbach - Review of Ibsen and the Modern Self (2010)

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. X, NO. 2 – 2010

  • Thomas Ostermeier - Reading and Staging Ibsen 
  • Jonathan Châtel - An Inquiry into the Discourses of Solness
  • Keld Hyldig - Brand on the Stage: Identification and Critical Distance

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. X, NO. 1 – 2010

  • Julie Holledge - Pastor Hansen's Confirmation Class: Religion, Freedom, and the Female Body in Et dukkehjem 
  • Kamaluddin Nilu - Persistence of Memory: Ratan Thiyam's Approach to When We Dead Awaken 
  • Ellen Rees - Problems of Landscape and Representation in Ibsen's Når vi døde vågner

Ibsen Studies 
Vol. VIII, NO. 2 – 2009

  • Astrid Sæther and Vigdis Ystad - Obituary; Asbjørn Aarseth
  • Rustom Bharucha - Ibsen's Enigma Variations: Re-imagining Intercultural Performance Research
  • Chengzhou He - Interculturalism in the Theatre and Chinese Performances of Ibsen
  • Frode Helland - Empire and Culture in Ibsen. Some Notes on the Dangers and Ambiguities of Interculturalism

Ibsen Studies
Vol. VIII, NO. 1 – 2009

  • Narve Fulsås and Gudrun Kühne-Bertram - Ibsen and Dilthey: Evidence of a Forgotten Acquanintance
  • Stine Brenna Taugbøl - Henrik Ibsen's Use of Metre in his Verse Dramas
  • Espen Hammer - The Question of Selfhood in Ibsen's Peer Gynt 
  • Frode Helland - Ibsen and Nietzsche: The Master Builder 
  • Richard Eldridge - "Human Beings Don't Know How to Use These Homes of Theirs": Strategies of Poetic Dramatization in The Master Builder 
Ibsen Studies
Vol. VIII, NO. 2 – 2008
  • Erica Fischer-Lichte - Interweaving Theatre Cultures in Ibsen Productions
  • Kamaluddin Nilu - A Doll's House in Asia: Juxtaposition of Tradition and Modernity
  • Chengzhou He - Ibsen's Men in Trouble: Masculinity and Norwegian Modernity 
  • Ellen Rees - Tropological Turns in Peer Gynt 
Ibsen Studies
Vol. VIII, NO. 1 – 2008
  • Terry Eagleton - Ibsen and the Nightmare of History
  • Julie Holledge - Addressing the Global Phenomenon of A Doll's House: An Intercultural Intervention
  • Michael Evans - Credit and Credibility: The Impact of Modern Banking Institutions on A Doll's House 
  • Leonardo F. Lisi - Allegory, Capital, Modernity: Peer Gynt and Ibsen's Modern Breakthrough
  • Bjørn Tysdahl - Ibsen: The Significance of Swear-Words
  • Kristian Smidt - Beate Rosmer and Bertha Rochester
Ibsen Studies
Vol. VII, NO. 2 – 2007
  • Simon Critchley - Noises off - on Ibsen
  • Margaret D. Stetz - Mrs. Linde, Feminism, and Women's Work, Then and Now
  • Ellen Mortensen - Ibsen  and the Scandalous: Ghosts and Hedda Gabler
  • Tore Rem - Nationalism or Internationalism? The Early Irish Reception of Ibsen
  • Leonardo F. Lisi - Kierkegaard and the Problem of Ibsen's Form
Ibsen Studies
Vol. VI, NO. 2 – 2006
  • Maria Shevtsova - From Ibsen to the "Visual Book": Robert Wilson's Peer Gynt
  • Errol Durbach - Ibsen and the dramaturgy of uncertainty
  • Mitsuya Mori - Hedda Gabler, A Parody of A Doll's House
  • Lars August Fodstad - Refurbishing the Doll's House?  - The Theatre Programme as Paratextual Trace
  • Kirsten Shepherd-Barr - Ibsen's Globalism
Ibsen Studies
Vol. VI, NO. 1 – 2006
  • Brian Johnston - The Ibsen phenomenon - Ibsen and World Literature
  • Annegret Heitmann - Arrival scenes. Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman and the tradition of modern European drama
  • Reiko Abe Auestad - Ibsen's individualism in Japan:  John Gabriel Borkman and Ogai Mori's Seinen (Youth, 1910)
  • Jan W. Dietrichson - "...since I cannot afford to lose er even risk anything" - Henrik Ibsen's Road from Want to Wealth
Ibsen Studies
Vol. V, NO. 2 – 2005
  • Anne Marie Rekdal – The Freedom of Perversion
  • Unni Langås – What did Nora do? Thinking Gender with A Doll's House
  • Xie Lanlan – Peer Gynt's Female World
  • Kwok-Kan Tam –  Spatial Poetics of the Self and the Moral-Dramatic structure in A Doll's House
Ibsen Studies
Vol. V, NO. 1 – 2005
  • Anne Lande Peters – The Longing Women of Mishima and Ibsen - A reflection on Hanjo and The Lady from the Sea
  • Kristin Ørjasæter – Mother, wife and role model - A contexual perspective on feminism in A doll's House
  • Jørgen Veisland – The Etics of Aesthetics: Decadence in Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck
  • Erik Østerud – Viewing the Nude: Body and Existence in Space and Time - A study of Henrik Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken
  • Lars Nylander on Jørgen Dines Johansen: Ind i natten. Seks kapitel om Ibsens sidste skuespil
Ibsen Studies
Vol. IV, NO. 2 – 2004
  • Daniel L. Plung – The Character Architecture of Ibsen's A Doll's House: Beyond the Fusion of Carpentry and Content
  • Erik Østerud – Time, space and image in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
  • William Banks – Kierkegaard and Ibsen Revisited: The Dialectics of Despair in Brand
  • Evert Sprinchorn – Syphilis in Ibsen's Ghosts
  • Tore Rem – 'The provincial of provincials': Ibsen's strangeness and the process og canonisation
Ibsen Studies
Vol. IV, NO. 1 – 2004
  • Inga-Stina Ewbank – Reading Ibsen's signs: Ambivalence on page and stage (plenary address)
  • Merrill Kaplan – Hedda and Hjørdis: Saga and Scandal in Hedda Gabler and The Vikings at Helgeland
  • Arnbjørn Jakobsen – "To waste one's life": Biblical language in Ibsen's dramas of contemorary life
  • Sara Jan – Peer Gynt and the dialogic imagination
  • Marvin Carlson - "Unser Ibsen": Ibsen on the contemporary German stage (plenary address)
  • Asbjørn Aarseth - The greenhouse, the zoo and the aquarium: Allegories og inauthenticity in Ibsen's modern drama
  • Ellen Hartmann - Ibsen's motherless women
  • Rebecca S. Cameron - Ibsen's motherless women
  • Ellen Hartmann - Ibsen and British women's drama
  • Eric Bentley - What Ibsen has meant (plenary address)
  • Bjørn Tysdahl on Tom Eide's book Ibsens dialogkunst: Etikk og eksistens i Når vi døde vågner
Ibsen Studies
Vol. III, NO. 2 – 2003
  • Frode Helland – Petrified time: Ibsen's response to modernity, with special emphasis on Little Eyolf
  • Lisbeth P. Wærp – Ibsen's poetics. "The Tragic Muse", Brand (1866) and When We Dead Awaken. A Dramatic epilogue (1899)
  • Trausti Ólafsson - Ibsen's Brand, 1866: The Day of Prophecy
  • Behzad Ghaderi Sohi – "What - Is - This?": The Third Kingdom and the Dawn of Chaos in Rosmersholm
  • Bjørn Tysdahl - An advocatus diaboli reading Ibsen's letters about art from Rome
  • Kari Lothe - Response to Erlinç Özdemir's a Jungian reading of Ibsen's The Lady From The Sea
  • Asbjørn Aarseth on Bjørn Hemmer's book Ibsen. Kunstnerens vei
  • Louis Muinzer on Harald Noreng's book Fotografier fra Henrik og Suzannah Ibsens album
Ibsen Studies
Vol. III, NO. 1 – 2003
  • Håvard Nilsen – How Ibsen found his Hedda Gabler
  • Alvhild Dvergsdal – To be oneself: Satan's ruse. Critical reflections on self-realisation in Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt
  • Chengzhou He – Ibsen and Chinese "problem drama"
  • Wang Ning – Reconstructing Ibsen as an artist: a theoretical reflection on the reception of Ibsen in China
  • Andrey Yuriev - "The revelation of things unseen": a mystery play tradition in Ibsen's realistic drama, with particular referense to Rosmersholm
  • Jette Lundbo Levy – Epilogical melancholy
  • Lis Møller on Atle Kittang's book Ibsens Horoisme power and masculinity
Ibsen Studies
Vol. II, NO. 1 – 2002
  • Jytte Wiingaard – Henrik Ibsen and Denmark: Performances of Ibsen's contemporary drama at The Royal Theatre
  • Erlinç Özdemir – A Jungian Reading of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea
  • Tore Rem – Yet Another Honour: Ibsen and the British Scandinavian Society
  • Margherita Giordano Lokrantz – Three unpublished letters by Henrik Ibsen about the first performances of Et dukkehjem in Italy
  • Fritz Paul on Asbjørn Aarseth's book: Ibsens samtidsskuespill. En studie i glasskapets dramaturgi
  • Ulrike-Christine Sander on Kristian Smidt's book: Ibsen Translated: A Report on English Versions of Henrik
Ibsen Studies
NO. II – 2001
  • Lis Møller – Repetition, Return, and Doubling in Henrik Ibsen's Major Prose Plays
  • Mark B. Sandberg – Ibsen and the Mimetic Home of Modernity Inga
  • Inga-Stina Ewbank – Ibsen in Wonderful Copenhagen 1852
  • Helje Kringlebotn Sødal – Beautiful Butterfly, Agnes mine? A New Interpretation of Agnes in Henrik Ibsen's Brand
  • Tone Modalsli – Ibsen, Bjørnson and Bernhard Dunker, 1864–66
  • Errol Durbach on Michael Goldman's book: Ibsen: The Dramaturgy of Fear
Ibsen Studies
NO. I – 2000
  • Theoharis C. Theoharis – 'After the first death, there is no other': Ibsen's Brand and Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
  • Hansgerd Delbrück – Falling for the Spinx: The Heritage of the Oedipus Myth in Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder
  • Thomas Arthur – Female Interpreters of Ibsen on Broadway, 1896 – 1947: Minnie Maddern Fiske, Alla Nazimova and Eva Le Galienne
  • Ane Hoel – The Role of Women in Henrik Ibsen's The Pretenders – An Analysis of the Forces of Destruction and Healing
  • Ibseniana Reviews Bibliography
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