The Annual Ibsen Lecture: Imagining Ibsen

Professors Tore Rem (University of Oslo) and Narve Fulsås (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway) will revisit their work on “the Ibsen phenomenon” and its consequences for the rise of modern drama.

Archive photo of Henrik Ibsen in his study

Henrik Ibsen in his study. Photo: Centre for Ibsen Studies

The Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo is pleased to invite all interested parties to the 2021 edition of the Annual Ibsen Lecture.

In this lecture Tore Rem (University of Oslo) and Narve Fulsås (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway) will revisit their work on Ibsen.

They will ask how the Ibsen phenomenon was possible and suggest that certain resources of the periphery helped make Ibsen “the Father of Modern Drama”.

Fulsås and Rem will also reflect on what this year’s publication, Ibsen in Context (Cambridge University Press), contributes to the field, and on what it says about the current state of Ibsen scholarship.


Portrait of Tore RemTore Rem is professor of English literature at the University of Oslo, Director of the UiO:Nordic research initiative and author of several non-fiction books.


Portrait of Narve FulsåsNarve Fulsås is professor of History at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and one of the editors of Henrik Ibsens skrifter, Ibsen’s collected works. On Ibsen, Rem and Fulsås have published together Ibsen, Scandinavia, and the Making of a World Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and edited Ibsen in Context (Cambridge University press, 2021).


The Annual Ibsen Lecture is a yearly public initiative organized by the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo. Admission is free and open for all. Among previous speakers are the critic Terry Eagleton (UK), the Ibsen Scholar Joan Templeton (USA), and the theatre directors Tomas Ostermeier (DE) and Samuel Adamson (UK).

The Annual Ibsen Lecture is an international series of lectures that are aimed and will be streamed to a global audience, and is therefore held in English.

Streaming will be available here

 

Contact and more information: Ellen Rees, head of the centre for Ibsen Studies: ellen.rees@ibsen.uio.no, 98830354

Published Nov. 23, 2021 3:03 PM - Last modified Nov. 30, 2021 11:07 AM