Christian Refsum

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Phone +47 22844583
Mobile phone +47 93820707
Room NT 721
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 7th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

Comparative Literature


Love studies

Literary Time Experiments

Translation, World literature and Multilingualism





I wrote my thesis on French and Danish symbolist poetry and poetics from the last part of the 19th century (2000). Since then I have developed my competence in mainly three directions: 1.Theories of translation, world literature and multilingualism. 2. The lyric. 3. Aesthetics. In recent years, I have been particularly interested in how love is treated in contemporary novels and visual culture. This is also the theme of my latest book Kjærlighet som religion. Lidenskap og lengsel i film og litteratur på 2000-tallet (eng. Love as Religion: Passion and Longing in the Film and Literature of the 2000s). In the future I will explore how the arts might reflect and influence the experience of time as a basic condition for loneliness, love and community in a culture-critical context.
I have also published a collection of short stories, two novels and two poetry collections.


Tags: Literature, Literary Theory, Aesthetic theory, Translation theory, Writing, Poetry, Love Studies, Film
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:01 PM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2019 2:58 PM