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 the work of Cavendish and Shakespeare, and other early modern texts, 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
Current Research Overview:
My article, "Gods and Monsters: Authorial Creation in Gaiman's Sandman and McCreery's Kill Shakespeare" appeared in The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics in February 2020.
My article "‘Let this Deadly Draught purge clean my Soul from Sin’: Poisons and Remedies in Margaret Cavendish's Drama" is forthcoming, as is “Restart: Fantasizing Creation, Cosmogony and Utopic Nothingness in Lucifer and The Sandman Universe.”
Research Groups and Projects:
I am the lead researcher in the Shakespeare in Education Research Group.
Current Teaching and Supervision
LVUT8081/8082 English 2 (Literature and Culture)
EDU3083 Text and Culture in the Classrom (MA Seminar)
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: Authorial Creation in Gaiman’s Sandman and McCreery and Del Col’s Kill Shakespeare. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. vol. 11.
- (2020) Review: Twelfth Night, directed by Simon Godwin, The National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, UK, 15 February–13 May 2017. Filmed for NT Live (screen director: Robin Lough), 2017. Accessed via NT Live in Trondheim, Norway, 23 April 2020. Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies. vol. 103 (1).
- (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.
- (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.