Delilah Bermudez Brataas
Background and activities
I am Associate Professor of English at NTNU (ILU) since August 2010 where I teach literature in the Faculty of Education’s English Section. My research considers aspects of gender in utopia from its earliest expressions in early modern literature to its contemporary adaptations in science fiction and fantasy, particularly in graphic novels and film. I am currently working on several articles on Cavendish and Shakespeare, and the use of Shakespeare in the Second Language Classroom.
I am an active member of the International Margaret Cavendish Society, and founding secretary of NorSS, the Nordic Shakespeare Society, and a member of ESRA, The European Shakespeare Research Association
I received my PhD in English at Tufts University. My dissertation, “Shakespeare and Cavendish: Engendering the Early Modern English Utopia” explored the development of utopianism and utopic themes through the early modern in the works of William Shakespeare and Margaret Cavendish.
My article, “The Shadow’s Shadow, or Gendered Ambition in Svend Gade and Asta Nielsen’s 1921 Hamlet.” was awarded the Mariangela Tempera Award for Shakespeare on Screen by the European Shakespeare Research Association in 2018 and appeared in the journal Cahiers Élisabéthains in April 2019.
My article "The Blurring of Genus, Genre, and Gender in Margaret Cavendish's Utopias" will appear in the SEDERI 29, Autumn 2019 and "'Peculiar Circles: The Fluid Utopia at the Northern Pole in Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World" will appear in Utopian Studies Issue 30, Volume 2, in October 2019
Current Teaching and Supervision
LVUT8081/8082 English 2 (Literature and Culture)
EDU3083 Text and Culture
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) "Gods and Monsters: The Presence of Shakespeare and His Characters in Gaiman's Sandman and McCreery and Del Col's Kill Shakespeare". Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. vol. 11.
- (2019) “Peculiar Circles”: The Fluid Utopia at the Northern Pole in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World. Utopian Studies. vol. 30 (2).
- (2019) The blurring of genus, genre, and gender in Margaret Cavendish’s utopias. Sederi: Journal of the Spanish Society for English Renaissance Studies. vol. 29.
- (2019) Re-posing the Question: Shakespeare in/and Education. Early Modern Culture Online. vol. 7.
- (2019) Teaching Shakespeare through Collaborative Writing and Performance in a Norwegian Primary School ESL Classroom: An Interview with Ellen Marie Kvaale. Early Modern Culture Online. vol. 7.
- (2018) The Shadow’s Shadow,or Gendered Ambition in Asta Nielsen’s 1921 Hamlet. Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies.
- (2017) The Alternating Utopic Revisions of The Tempest on Film. Shakespeare on Screen: The Tempest and the Late Romances.
- (2015) “Shakespeare’s Presence and Cavendish’s Absence in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”. Shakespeare. vol. 11 (1).
- (2014) A Utopia of Words: Doctor Who, Shakespeare, and the Gendering of Utopia. The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues.
- (2012) Shakespeare and Cavendish: Engendering the Early Modern English Utopia. 2012. ISBN 9781267683519.