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





  • Brataas, Delilah Bermudez. (2017) The Alternating Utopic Revisions of The Tempest on Film. Shakespeare on Screen: The Tempest and the Late Romances.



  • Brataas, Delilah Bermudez. (2014) A Utopia of Words: Doctor Who, Shakespeare, and the Gendering of Utopia. The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues.