Tina Skouen

Professor - English Language Literature
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Latest publications

"Brian Cox and the New Enlightenment" in Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, 12 June 2019 https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2019.0002  READ OPEN POST-PRINT VERSION

The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature (Routledge, paperback ed. 2019)

Reviewed in Modern Philology ; Renaissance Studies ; Renaissance Quarterly ; The Year's Work in English Studies 99:1, 2020

Routledge Author Page ; Interview

Research profile

Tina Skouen (Dr. art.) is Professor of English-language literature and co-director (with Bruce Barnhart) of the research project Literature, Rights, and Imagined Communities. She tends to study early modern literature from a rhetorical and philosophical perspective, exploring concepts and images while also paying attention to the social and material contexts in which the texts originally appeared. Specializing in rhetorical studies, she has published articles on John Donne's "rhetoric of passion," John Dryden's "vocal wit," Margaret Cavendish's "stigma of haste," and Joseph Conrad's "Ciceronian myth." These were all selected for special mention in Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford UP) and individual articles have been cited in e.g. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics (4th ed.), The Oxford English Literary History (2017), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Poetry (2018), and The Cambridge Handbook of Literary Authorship (2019). 

Skouen's recent monograph on The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature explores writers’ sense of time and haste in the period from c. 1580 to 1720, combining perspectives from rhetoric, book history and emblem studies. The topic of Time has been a favorite theme since she completed her doctoral degree at UiO in 2007 and took up a research fellowship with the American-Scandinavian Foundation to study "Time and Aesthetic Value." The project won a Research Award from ISHR-International Society for the History of Rhetoric (2008) and also received funding from the Nansen Foundation and UNIFOR, before landing a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Norwegian Research Council.

Three times a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Tina also works in rhetoric of science. Her reading of Thomas Sprat's controversial History of the Royal Society (1667) has been cited eg. in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the History of Science (2016), The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies (2017), and The Oxford English Literary History, Vol V (2017). Her co-edited collection (with Ryan Stark) on Rhetoric and the Early Royal Society (Brill 2014) was the first book to present in one volume the key articles discussing the Royal Society’s pioneering role in shaping modern science communication. More recently, "Brian Cox and the New Enlightenment" (2019) studies a leading figure in contemporary popular physics.  

Skouen serves on the editorial board of Rhetorica - A Journal of the History of Rhetoric (University of California Press), and on committees such as the ISHR Publication Committee and the Program Committee for the 23rd Biennial Conference of ISHR-International Society for the History of Rhetoric. In 2017, she was appointed by RSA-Renaissance Society of America to serve on the William Nelson Prize Committee evaluating essays published in Renaissance Quarterly (University of Chicago Press). From 2017-2020 she was part of the Leadership Group in her department, while also serving as Director of the doctoral program. During this period, she was responsible for organizing PhD seminars and teaching the Thesis Seminar in literature for PhD candidates across the Faculty of of Humanities.

Before taking up her current position at UiO, Tina taught at Telemark University College, Bø, and the Norwegian Military Academy (Krigsskolen). In the period between her MA and PhD she worked very many years outside the academe as a journalist and in the fitness industry. She continues to teach weekly Pilates/Reformer classes in Oslo. As of 2021 she directs an art foundation, Aase Gulbrandsen's Foundation.

Tags: English, English literature, British literature, Literature, Rhetoric, Rhetoric of science, Book history, Emblems, Time, Humanism, Renaissance, Renaissance literature, Early modern period

Publications

- "Brian Cox and the New Enlightenment," Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science, 12 June 2019 https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2019.0002

 

- The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature (New York: Routledge, 2017; 2018)

Reviewed in Modern Philology ; Renaissance Studies ; Renaissance Quarterly ; The Year's Work in English Studies 99:1, 2020 (Oxford UP)

 

- Ciceronian Oratory and the Idea of Civilization in "Heart of Darkness",The Conradian 40:1 (Spring 2015)

Cited in The Year's Work in English Studies 96:1, 2017 (Oxford UP)

 

- Rhetoric & The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook, eds. Tina Skouen and Ryan J. Stark (Brill, 2014; copyright 2015)

 

- Margaret Cavendish and the Stigma of Haste, Studies in Philology 111:3 (Summer 2014), 547-570.

Reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies 95:1, 2016 (Oxford UP) 

 

- Science versus Rhetoric? Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667) Reconsidered, Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 29: 1 (2011), 23-52.

 

- The Rhetoric of Passion in Donne’s Holy Sonnets, Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 27: 2 (2009), 159-188.

Reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies 90:1, 2011 (Oxford  UP)

 

- Passion and Persuasion: John Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther (1687), Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

Review by Christopher Coffman (Boston University)

 

- The Vocal Wit of John Dryden, Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 24 :4 (2006), 371-402.

Reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies 87:1 2008 (Oxford UP)

  • Skouen, Tina & Kolle, Henriette Marie (2021). Margaret Cavendish's Melancholy Identity: Gender and the Evolution of a Genre. In Hammons, Pamela S. & Siegfried, Brandie R. (Ed.), World-Making Renaissance Women: Rethinking Early Modern Women's Place in Literature and Culture. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 978-1-108-83115-4. p. 272–87.
  • Skouen, Tina (2019). Brian Cox and the new enlightenment. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London. ISSN 0035-9149. doi: 10.1098/rsnr.2019.0002. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Ciceronian Myth in Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Conradian. ISSN 0951-2314. p. 1–6.
  • Skouen, Tina & Stark, Ryan J. (2014). Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: An Introduction. In Skouen, Tina & Stark, Ryan J. (Ed.), Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004283695. doi: 10.1163/9789004283701_002.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Science versus Rhetoric? Thomas Sprat's History of the Royal Society (1667) Reconsidered (reprint). In Skouen, Tina & Stark, Ryan J. (Ed.), Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 9789004283695. doi: 10.1163/9789004283701_010.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Margaret Cavendish and the Stigma of Haste. Studies in Philology. ISSN 0039-3738. 111(3), p. 547–570. doi: 10.1353/sip.2014.0016.
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). Correction to Commentary on Whitney’s Emblem 185. Notes and Queries. ISSN 0029-3970. 58(2), p. 218–219. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjr064.
  • Skouen, Tina (2009). The Rhetoric of Passion in Donne's Holy Sonnets. Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric. ISSN 0734-8584. 27(2), p. 159–188. doi: 10.1525/RH.2009.27.2.159.
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). Klassikerintro, Thomas Sprats History of the Royal Society of London (1667). Rhetorica Scandinavica. ISSN 1397-0534. 48, p. 7–10.
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). For vitenskap, mot veltalenhet? Thomas Sprats History of the Royal Society of London (1667). Rhetorica Scandinavica. ISSN 1397-0534. 47, p. 9–29.
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). Telling Silence in Dryden’s The Hind and the Panther (1687). Notes and Queries. ISSN 0029-3970. 54(4).
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). "What I desire the reader should know concerning me." John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687). In Mehtonen, Päivi (Eds.), Illuminating Darkness: Approaches to Obscurity and Nothingness in Literature. Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. ISSN 978-951-41-1017-7. p. 65–81.
  • Skouen, Tina (2006). The Vocal Wit of John Dryden. Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric. ISSN 0734-8584. 24(4), p. 371–402.
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). Konferanserapport fra NNRHs anden konference i Helsinki, august 2002. Rhetorica Scandinavica. ISSN 1397-0534. 25, p. 71–74.
  • Skouen, Tina (1999). Introduksjon. In Skouen, Tina (Eds.), Den trygge byen. Kriminalitetsforebyggende planlegging. Norsk Form, Oslo. ISSN 82-452-0021-2. p. 9–14.

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  • Skouen, Tina (2017). The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature. Routledge. ISBN 978-1472488053. 288 p.
  • Skouen, Tina & Stark, Ryan J. (2014). Rhetoric and The Early Royal Society: A Sourcebook. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9789004283695. 300 p.
  • Skouen, Tina (2009). Passion and Persuasion: John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687). VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. ISBN 978-3-639-12490-3. 276 p.

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  • Skouen, Tina (2020). Anne Fastrup og Knut Ove Eliassen (red.): Europæisk litteratur 1500-1800. Bind 3: Samfundet: Fra hoffet til byen. Norsk Litteraturvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. ISSN 0809-2044. 1.
  • Skouen, Tina (2017). Kairos and Conversion.
  • Skouen, Tina (2017). Royal Society. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Henry Peacham's Variations on "Scripta non temere edenda," or "Writings not to be published rashly".
  • Skouen, Tina (2015). Ciceronian Myth in Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Fra pop til partikkelfysikk: Fenomenet Brian Cox.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Den store omdømmekampen: Historien om opprettelsen av det engelske vitenskapsakademiet, Royal Society, er en historie om hvordan naturvitenskapene vant over humaniora. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Skouen, Tina (2014). Den store omdømmekampen http://www.aftenposten.no/viten/Den-store-omdommekampen-7555917.html#.U8twwXY4Xcd. Aftenposten Viten. ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Skouen, Tina (2013). Time for Action: The Royal Society¹s Campaign for Science.
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). The Temporal Aspect of Writing.
  • Skouen, Tina (2011). The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Intervju om "Kampen mot hastverket" i litteraturen. [Radio]. NRK.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). The Value of Time in Early Modern English Literature.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Om produktive forfattere – fra 1600-tallets England til Karl Ove Knausgård/The Value of Time in Early Modern/Contemporary Literature.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Vitenskap versus retorikk: Historien om The Royal Society of London.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Vitenskap versus retorikk: Historien om The Royal Society of London.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Boka som objekt og opplevelse.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Kampen mot hastverket. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Skouen, Tina (2010). Essay: Kampen mot hastverksarbeidet. Om tidsromantikk i litteratur og kritikk. Prosa - tidsskrift for skribenter. ISSN 0805-276X. p. 14–21.
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). Time and Aesthetic Value in Early Modern/Contemporary Literary Culture.
  • Skouen, Tina (2008). This Wretched Body: Literature and Medicine in Early Modern England.
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). The Rhetoric of Passion in Donne’s Holy Sonnets.
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). Brutal Beasts versus Rational Men: Key Distinctions in Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (London, 1667).
  • Skouen, Tina (2005). The Vocal Wit of John Dryden (1631-1700).
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). Richard Nate: Wissenschaft und Literatur im England der frühen Neuzeit (München: Wilhelm Fink, 2001). Rhetorical Review : The Electronic Review of Books on the History of Rhetoric. ISSN 1901-2640. 1(2), p. 20–24.
  • Skouen, Tina (2003). "To the Reader" fra John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther (1687)/"Of the Exordium" fra Bernard Lamy's The Art of Speaking (1676).
  • Skouen, Tina (2002). How English Became the Perfect Language.
  • Skouen, Tina (2007). John Dryden’s Eloquence. With special reference to The Hind and the Panther (1687). Unipub forlag. ISSN 0806-3222.
  • Skouen, Tina (1993). The rhetoric of meditation in Donne's Holy Sonnets. Universitetet i Oslo.

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