Background and activities

I am an Associate Professor in Nordic Literature in the Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. I am primarily interested in how literature relates to history and politics. I have investegated these relations both in contemoprary literature and in the modernist tradition. Currently I am studying how the emergence of the commercial print culture in the late 1800s affected a society accustomed to slower rythms of publication, focusing especially on the impact it had on the developement of the Norwegian realist novel.

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

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2019) Pleasure Is Not Fun: The Locus Amoenus in Knut Hamsun. Mutating Idylls. Uses and Misuses of the Locus Amoenus in European Literature, 1850–1930.
  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2017) Hamsuns vitalisme. Vitalisme, Victoria, språk : rapport fra Hamsun-dagene 2016.


  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2015) Men Livet lever. Hamsuns vitalisme fra Pan til Ringen sluttet. 2015. ISBN 978-82-326-1232-1.