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

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Journal publications


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


  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2016) Teaterhateren Knut Hamsun skrev seks teaterstykker. Nrk, kulturhuset [Radio]. 2016-04-08.
  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2015) Kulturhuset. Hamsun i Amerika. NRK P2 [Radio]. 2015-09-07.
  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2015) Litteratur og politikk. Litteratur og politikk . Litteraturfestivalen Ugress; Trondheim. 2015-09-12 - 2015-09-12.
  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2015) Litteratur og politikk i Hamsuns forfatterskap. Etterutdanning for lærere . HL-senteret; Oslo. 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-17.
  • Boasson, Frode Lerum. (2015) Reaksjonær radikalisme. Knut Hamsuns vitalistiske poetikk. Hamsun i Tromsø 2015 . Universitetet i Tromsø; Tromsø. 2015-09-02 - 2015-09-04.