Background and activities

 

I am Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature, and I got my education in the same field at the Universities of Tromsø and Oslo.

 

Academic interests

 

  • Coastal literature
  • Knut Hamsun's authorship
  • Literary adaptations

 

About my project

 

I work on the interdisciplinary project 'Norway as a Sea Nation - Valuing the past, sustaining the future' (http://www.ntnu.edu/oceans/havlandet-norge), initiated by the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning. My contribution is to investigate how various coastal communites are represented in literature, with focus on how themes such as handed over knowledge through generations, business and industrial sectors, history and local identity plays out through a comparative lens.