Background and activities

I am Associate Professor of Norwegian literature and literature didactics at the Department of Teacher Education. I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D in comparative literature, both from NTNU.



I teach Norwegian didactics on both main teacher education programs, at the B.A. and M.A. level, as well as continuing education for teachers. My teaching mainly concerns literature and literature didactics.


Research Interests

  • Gender, sexuality, and identity in literature
  • Adaptation and intertextuality
  • Problems of the canon in literary eduaction
  • Ecocritical and ecological perspectives
  • Fundamental issues of literature didactics


Research groups

Fundamental issues of literature didactics (in Norwegian)

GraL -  Graphic Literature (in Norwegian)

The Digital Canon in Norwegian L1 Education

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

  • Andersen, Britt; Myren-Svelstad, Per Esben. (2016) «Det fins så mange langsler å spekulere i». Den transtekstuelle forbindelsen mellom Åsumd Sveen og Alf Prøysens dikt. Ad Libitum. Festskrift til Gunnar Foss.
  • Myren-Svelstad, Per Esben. (2016) Homosexuality as Decadence in Norwegian Modernism: The Tenebrous Sides of Vitality in Åsmund Sveen’s Andletet. States of Decadence: On the Aesthetics of Beauty, Decline and Transgression across Time and Space, Vol. 1.


  • Myren-Svelstad, Per Esben. (2017) Den opne løyndomen. Homografiske lesingar i Åsmund Sveens forfattarskap. 2017. ISBN 978-82-326-2238-2.
  • Svelstad, Per Esben; Andersen, Britt. (2011) Frigjerande fragment: Ei lesing av Sapfo og Louise Labé. 2011.