Background and activities

I am Associate Professor of English at NTNU (ILU) since August 2010 where I teach literature and culture 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 and secretary of the International Margaret Cavendish Society, founding member and 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 and in the research project Drama in Language Learning.


Current Teaching and Supervision

LVUT8081/8082 KfK English 2 (Literature and Culture)

MGLU3103 English 2 (Literature and Culture)

MGLU4106: English Literature in the Classroom: Theoretical and Didactic Perspectiveds (1-7) MA Seminar

MGLU5206: Methodology

MGLU5207: MA in English

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • 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.