Ellen Karoline Gjervan

Research Fellow Department of Teacher Education
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Dragvoll, Edvard Bulls veg 1, Bygg 7 * 7515

Background and activities

GJERVAN is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Art and Media Studies at NTNU. She is a contributor to the interdisciplinary research project “Performing arts between dilettantism and professionalism. Music, theatre and dance in the Norwegian public sphere 1770-1850” (pArts). In this project, Gjervan takes a special interest in the peripatetic theatre activities in Norway and Northern Europe around 1800.

Gjervan received her PhD in Theatre Studies from the University of Bergen, Norway, in 2010, with a dissertation on how Henrik Ibsen created and used theatrical space in the production books he kept during his employment at the Bergen theatre, 1851-1857. Her dissertation, “Creating Theatrical Space – A study of Henrik Ibsen’s Production Books, Bergen 1852–1857”, is the first study of the production books that Ibsen kept while employed at the theatre in Bergen.  The study focuses on how Ibsen created and used theatrical space and on how the theatre culture of the 1850s shaped Ibsen’s spatial practice as well as his recording of this practice in the production books.

Gjervan has co- authored an academic textbook on dramaturgy, Dramaturgi – forestillinger om teater (2005/2015). She has published articles on Ibsen’s theatrical career, on dramaturgy and on the stagecraft of the long eighteenth century.

Gjervan has taught at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Bergen, Agder University College as well as Sør- Trønderlag University College. She is currently on leave from her position as associate professor of drama and theatre at Queen Maud University College, in order to partake in the pArts research project.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Gladsø, Svein; Gjervan, Ellen Karoline; Hovik, Lise; Skagen, Annabella. (2015) Dramaturgi : forestillinger om teater. Universitetsforlaget. 2015. ISBN 9788215025155.
  • Selvik, Randi Margrete; Gjervan, Ellen Karoline; Gladsø, Svein. (2015) Lidenskap eller levebrød. Utøvende kunst i endring rundt 1800. Fagbokforlaget. 2015. ISBN 978-82-321-0458-1.

Part of book/report

  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2015) Privat teateraktivitet, dilettanteri eller amatørteater? Dramatiske selskaper i Norge 1780-1830. Lidenskap eller levebrød. Utøvende kunst i endring rundt 1800.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2009) Kulisseteatrets illusjonsverden. Den teatrale illusjon. Scenografi i et historisk og nåtidig perspektiv.

Report/dissertation

  • Berg, Thoralf; Fiskvik, Anne Margrete; Gjervan, Ellen Karoline; Gladsø, Svein; Selvik, Randi Margrete; Skagen, Annabella. (2012) Kunstfagenes kilder : Åpen fagkonferanse om status og utfordringer for arkiv og samlinger innen dans, teater og musikk i Norge og Skandianavia. 10.-11. november 2011, Arkivsenteret Dora, Trondheim. Rapport. 2012.
  • Aune, Vigdis; Gjervan, Ellen Karoline; Rasmussen, Bjørn Konrad. (2004) Seminaret ved Trøndelag Teater 2004 6 innlegg om ungdomsteater. 2004. ISBN 82-7630-034-0.

Others

  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2015) Pantomime og kulturutveksling – den Casortiske pantomime. Periferier - konferanse Norsk selskap for 1700-tallsstudier . Norsk selskap for 1700-tallsstudier, UiB; Bergen. 2015-08-13 - 2015-08-15.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2015) Teater før teatret – omreisende trupper i Trondheim. Kunst- og mediedagen 2015 . Institutt for Kunst- og medievitenskap, NTNU; Dragvoll. 2015-08-21 - 2015-08-21.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2014) Equestrian drama and circus feats under the Aurora Borealis. The winter season of Gautier &co in Trondheim, Norway, 1839/40. Theatre and Stratification . International Federation for Theatre Research; University of Warwick. 2014-07-27 - 2014-08-01.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2014) Olaf Liljekrans - hvorfor vet vi ikke hvem du er?. Excenteraften . Kulturutvalget; Studentersamfundet i Trondhjem. 2014-02-26 - 2014-02-26.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2013) "/.../at Aggere atchillige Comedier /.../" - omreisende trupper ca 1660-1860, et nedslag i norsk teaterhistorie. Scene og scenisk kunst - drypp til norsk teaterhistorie . Teatervitenskap, LLE; Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 2013-05-24 - 2013-05-25.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2013) Norsk scenepraksis på 1700-tallet. 1700-tallet i praksis. Første nordiske konferanse for 1700-tallsstudier . Norsk selskap for 1700-tallsstudier; Lysebu. 2013-08-29 - 2013-08-31.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2013) Peer Gynts scenehistorie. Førsnakk, Trøndelag Teater . Trøndelag Teater og linjeforeningen Gengangere; Trondheim. 2013-10-03 - 2013-10-03.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2013) Private Theatricals and Amateur performance - aspects of terminology. Pride and prejudices: women's writing of the long eighteenth century . Chawton House Library & University of Southampton; Chawton House. 2013-07-04 - 2013-07-06.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2013) "The Harvest Festival" - a National Ballad Opera?. Traces of Performance: Opera, Music Theatre, and Theatre Music in the long 19th century . Nettverket "Opera on the move"; Sibelius Akademiet, Helsinki. 2013-12-11 - 2013-12-13.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2012) “Der skyer over" – spesialeffekter i det romantiske teater. IKM-dagen 2012 . IKM, NTNU; NTNU, Dragvoll. 2012-11-16 - 2012-11-16.
  • Gjervan, Ellen Karoline. (2010) Staging "Norwegian-ness" - Henrik Ibsen's Use of National Folklore as Stage Director in Bergen (1852-1857). Scenography Stages the Nation . Regent's College and The Society for Theatre Research; Regent's College, London. 2010-07-19 - 2010-07-20.