Geir Uvsløkk

Associate Professor - French Literature and Culture
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Phone +47 22855363
Room NT 934
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 9th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Head of PhD


Research and teaching

I am the leader of the research group Traveling Texts: Translation and Transnational Reception.

My research and teaching interests are in French and francophone literature, history and philosophy from the 18th to the 21th Century.

In my PhD-dissertation, I studied moral, sexual and textual perversions in the early novels of Jean Genet. My current research focuses generally on the interactions between literature and psychology/sociology/philosophy/history, with a particular focus on six themes: 1) Cultural Memory Studies in general and the author Patrick Modiano in particular; 2) Translation studies in general and censorship in translation in particular; 3) Emancipation discourses in general and the French revolution in particular; 4) Provocation in general and the authors Jean Genet and Michel Houellebecq in particular; 5) Quebecois literature and history in general and the author Réjean Ducharme in particular; 6) Perceptions and discourses of the Nordic region and the Nordic model in French culture and politics.

Higher education and employment history

  • 2015-: Associate Professor of French Literature and Area Studies, University of Oslo
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oslo
  • 2008-2010: Senior Lecturer in French Literature, University of Oslo
  • 2008: Ph.d. in French Literature, University of Oslo
  • 2005: DEA Lettres Modernes, Université Nancy 2, France
  • 2002: Cand.philol. (MA) in French University of Oslo
Tags: French, French literature, French area studies, France, Modern French literature, Modern French philosophy, 20th Century, Autobiography, Gender and literature, Transgression, Literature, Literary studies, Area studies, Translation, Translation studies, Memory studies, Literary Theory
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:01 PM - Last modified Sep. 15, 2021 9:26 AM