Background and activities

My current research explores slash fanfiction; expressions of gender and sexuality in/through youth fan cultures; the literary, linguistic, and cultural origins of localization theory in Victorian Britain; Victorian n-dimensional mathematical narratives; and language acquisition through literature.

My general research interests include children's and YA literature, popular culture, science in literature, the history of science, Victorian literature, and EFL teaching and learning. My previous work has discussed the use of logic in the narratological framework of Carroll's Alice books and other Victorian fiction inspired by mathematics.

I am presently on leave from my position as Assistant Professor to complete my PhD.



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Ofte, Ingunn; Pande-Rolfsen, Marthe Sofie; Duggan, Jennifer. (2017) Kompetanse for kvalitet. Læreren som student. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. 2017. ISBN 9788202567316.

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  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2016) Traumatic Origins: Orphanhood and the Superhero. Good Grief! Children and Comics.


  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2012) Spoofing Proofing: The Logical-NarratologicalConstruction of Carroll's Alice Books. 2012.


  • Krulatz, Anna; Duggan, Jennifer. (2017) Extensive reading and language acquisition in adulthood: Diary portraits of the multilinguality of two intermediate learners of Norwegian. SU-oppstartkonferansen ; Trondheim. 2017-03-16 - 2017-03-16.
  • Krulatz, Anna; Duggan, Jennifer. (2017) Multilinguality profiles of two adult language learners: An exploratory-interpretive study. International Symposium on Bilingualism . University of Limerick; Limerick. 2017-06-11 - 2017-06-15.
  • Ofte, Ingunn; Duggan, Jennifer. (2017) Responder/respondee positioning: students' stances towards each other and each other’s work in the HE EFL classroom. Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes Summer Conference ; Oslo. 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-09.
  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2016) The Victorians and the mechanical brain. The Humanities, Neuroscience, and the Brain . Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; University of California Santa Barbara. 2016-05-11 - 2016-05-13.
  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2016) Using Digital Archives and Digital Periodical Collections as Corpora. Victorian Periodicals through Glass . University of Buckingham; The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London. 2016-07-15.
  • Duggan, Jennifer; Krulatz, Anna Maria. (2016) Extensive Reading and SLA: Empowering Intermediate and Advanced Learners of Norwegian. Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual Convention . Northeast Modern Language Association; Hartford, Connecticut. 2016-03-17 - 2016-03-20.
  • Duggan, Jennifer; Ofte, Ingunn. (2016) Peer response in L2 writing development in Norwegian teacher training. International Writing across the Curriculum Conference ; University of Michigan. 2016-06-23 - 2016-06-25.
  • Krulatz, Anna Maria; Duggan, Jennifer. (2016) Extensive reading in Norwegian: A diary study of multilingual language learners. 14. nordiske lærerutdanningkonferansen ; 2016-05-10 - 2016-05-13.
  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2015) Mechanic Language and Understandings of the Brain in Victorian Britain. Medical Humanities Conference 2015 ; University of Exeter. 2015-07-20 - 2015-07-21.
  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2015) Popular Proofs: Artifice, Authenticity, and Academic Argument in Mathematical Fictions. The Victorian Popular Fiction Association 7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice . The Victorian Popular Fiction Association; Senate House, University of London. 2015-07-13 - 2015-07-15.
  • Duggan, Jennifer. (2015) Screw Loose: The Evolution of a Maddening Idiom. Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century . Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies; University of Durham. 2015-05-07 - 2015-05-07.
  • Duggan, Jennifer; Ofte, Ingunn. (2015) Peer Review and Writing Workshops in a Norwegian Teacher Training Programme. The Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes Summer Conference 2015 . NFEAP; Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus. 2015-06-11 - 2015-06-12.