Literature and images (especially photography)
Portraits and faces in literature and art
Media aesthetics, media philosophy
Visuality and modernist literature (Proust, Kafka, Woolf)
19th-century visual culture
Temporal experiences in literature and art
The notion of idleness (désœuvrement)
Short forms of literature (fragments, aphorisms, prose poems)
2020: Professor of Comparative Literature, UiO
2015- : Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, University of Oslo
Since 2017: Co-editor of Norsk litteraturvitenskapelig tidsskrift [Norwegian Journal of Literary Studies] (with Anders K. Strand, UiB and Knut Ove Eliassen, NTNU).
- Since 2017: Co-leader of the research group "Temporal Experiments: Literary, Aesthetic and Social Modes of Thinking and Living Time" (with Bruce Barnhart).