Knut Stene-Johansen

Image of Knut Stene-Johansen
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47 22854163
Mobile phone +47 91361720 +47 91361720
Room NT 726
Visiting address Niels Treschows hus 7th floor Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

•    Aesthetics
•    Literary theory
•    19th and 20th Century French literature
•    18th Century studies
•    Medical humanities 
•    Historical and contemporary gastronomy
•    Psychoanalysis
•    Postcolonialism


2018-2019  Individual project "POLITICS OF TASTE".
2016-2018 "LIVING TOGETHER".
2004-2008: ”INFECTIO: The text, the sign and the pain”. Interdisciplinary project in medical humanities.
1996- 2003: ”THE CENTURY OF FREEDOM: Literature, Art and Philosphy in 18th Century France.”


•    Fall 2020: Lit1302



University Education and degrees

1993: Dr. philos., University of Oslo; 1985: Cand. philol., University of Oslo (French, philosophy, political science); 1981: Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Européennes, [3ième cycle], Centre Européen Universitaire, Université de Nancy, France.

Academic appointments

1998- Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Area Studies, Literature and European Languages, University of Oslo (Institutt for områdestudier, litteraturvitenskap og europeiske språk); 1997: Visiting Research  Professor, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy; 1996: Professor of Comparative Literature, NTNU (Trondheim); 1995: Professor of French Literature, NTNU (Trondheim); 1993: Visiting Associate Professor, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris; 1991: Associate Professor of French Literature, NTNU (Trondheim); 1988: Research Fellow, French department, University of Oslo.


University of Oslo: 2004-2010: Director of PhD programme in Literature, Esthetics and Classical subjects at the Faculty of Humanities; Member of board ESSCS (European Summer School in Cultural Studies); Responsible for ”Esthetic Seminar” at the Faculty of Humanities; 2004-2006: Coordinator of examinations and teaching at the Section for Studies in Comparative Literature, Department of Area Studies, Literature and European Languages, Faculty of Humanities.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim: 1991-1998: Member, University Headmasters Internal Strategy Group; Member, Research Council at the Faculty of Arts; Leader of Education Council at the Faculty of Arts; Assisting Dean at the Faculty of Arts; Member,  Faculty Council.


2014- Elected member, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.


2015: Stéphane Mallarmé, Igitur, in Den engelske kanal, Oktober, Oslo (ny utg. 2016 på det danske Forlaget Virkelig).
2011: Roland Barthes, Sorgens dagbok (Journal du Deuil), Spartacus, Oslo
2007: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Smakens fysiologi (Physiologie du Goût), Spartacus, Oslo.
2002: Gilles Deleuze/Félix Guattari, Anti Ødipus (Anti Œudipe), Spartacus, Oslo.
2002: Roland Barthes, Den gamle retorikken. En håndbok, (l'Ancienne rhétorique. Aide-mémoire), (nyoversettelse/new translation), Spartacus, Oslo.
2001: Roland Barthes, Det lyse rommet (La chambre claire), Pax, Oslo.
2000: Roland Barthes, Fragmenter av kjærlighetens språk (Fragments d'un discours amoureux), Spartacus, Oslo.
2000: Pierre Bourdieu, Den maskuline dominans (La dominance masculine), Pax, Oslo.
1998: Jean-Paul Sartre, Hva er litteratur? (Qu'est-ce que la littérature?)Pax, Oslo.
1998: Roland Barthes, Retorikken. En ny innføring i den gamle retoriske kunst, (l'Ancienne rhétorique. Aide-mémoire), Spartacus, Oslo.
1996: Jacques Derrida, “Metaforens tilbaketrekning” (Le retrait du métaphore), Agora, nr. 2/3, Aschehoug, Oslo.
1996: Stéphane Mallarmé, En grav til Anatole, (Un tombeau pour Anatole), Spartacus, Oslo.
1995: Roland Barthes, “Lytt” (“Ecoute”), i Uten tittel., nr. 1/95, Vestlandets   Kunstakademi, Bergen.
1994: Roland Barthes, I Tegnets tid – Artikler og essays i utvalg; red./overs., inkl. innledning og terminologisk ordliste (In the Times of the Sign: Selected Articles and Essays. With introduction and short dictionnary of theoretical concepts), Pax Forlag, Oslo.
1994: Gilles Deleuze/Félix Guattari, Kafka, for en mindre litteratur (Kafka – Pour une littérature mineure), (innledning/introduction), Pax, Oslo.
1992: Jean Starobinski, “Fortolkerens framferd” (Le progrès de l'interprète), i A.Kittang et al. (red)., Moderne litteraturteori.En antologi, Universitetsforlaget, Oslo. With Gro B. Mo.
1990: Voltaire/Montesquieu, “Om smaken” i Diderot og d'Alemeberts Encyklopedi ("On Taste" in Diderot and d'Alemebert's Encyclopedia), i UKS-nytt, nr. 1-2.


Tags: Comparative Literature, Aesthetics, Art Theory, Medical Humanities, Postcolonialism, Gastronomy, 18th Century Studies, psychoanalysis
Published Sep. 23, 2010 12:00 PM - Last modified May 12, 2020 2:00 PM