Emma Helene Heggdal

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Room 608
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1079 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

Poetry and Poetics

Literary Theory

Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction


Modern Poetry and Contemporary Poetry

American Poetry

Scandinavian Poetry

Law and Literature


PhD Project

As a member of the research group Temporal Experiments I work with questions concerning time and poetry, specifically the experience of waiting in three major works by the Canadian poet, Greek scholar and translator Anne Carson. Through the project I explore how Carson’s long poems seem to offer particularly apt loci for rendering experiences of waiting.


Courses taught



  • 2015 - 2017: MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Bergen
  • 2012 - 2015: BA in Comparative Literature at the University of Bergen
  • Spring 2012: Semester study, French level 2 and Art History at Gateway College in Paris


While being a student I held positions in the Bergen Student Society, the literary journal Prosopopeia, and the student council for comparative literature at UiB

In 2014, I wrote the play Du ser meg (You see me) for the Theater Company Hennes Majestet


Tags: Poetry, Poetics, Performativity, Literary Theory, American Literature, Scandinavian literature


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