Tore Rem

Director - UiO:Nordic
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Phone +47-22856970
Mobile phone +47-47030565
Room P.A.Munchs hus 223
Postal address ILOS P.O.Box 1003 Blindern 0315 Oslo Norway


  • Cand.Mag. (University of Oslo, 1992)
  • Cand.Philol. (University of Oslo, 1994)
  • D.Phil. (Oxon, 1998)
  • Junior Research Fellow in English Literature, Christ Church, University of Oxford (1996-2001)
  • Senior Lecturer in British Civilization, University of Oslo (2001-2003)
  • Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Oslo (January-September 2003)
  • Professor of English Literature, University of Oslo (2003- )
  • Director of UiO:Nordic, University of Oslo (2019- )

Areas of teaching and supervision

My main areas of supervision are as follows:

  • Victorian literature
  • The history of the Book and the history of reading
  • Reception studies
  • Biography and theories of authorship
  • Reception of Scandinavian literature in Britain
  • World literature

Research interests

  • History of the Book
  • Reception Studies
  • British and Scandinavian nineteenth-century literature
  • Charles Dickens
  • Textuality and historicity
  • World literature
  • Biography/Life writing

Ongoing projects

  • Ibsen in Context (with Narve Fulsås)
  • Biography of King Olav V

Honours etc

  • Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Former Christensen Visiting Fellow at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University
  • The Critics' Prize for best Norwegian non-fiction book of 2014 for Knut Hamsun. The Journey to Hitler
Tags: English, English literature, Scandinavian literature, World literature, History of the Book, Reception Studies, Biography
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:00 PM - Last modified Dec. 21, 2020 4:10 PM


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