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