Background and activities

Research interests

Comparative literature

  • Catastrophes in literature
  • Representations of childhood
  • Graphic literature
  • Literary geography
  • 22. of july in literature
  • Children's literature
  • Family novels
  • 19th century literature

Didactictical interests

  • Literary didactics

  • Critical reading

  • 22. of july in education
  • Children's texts in cultural perspectives

I took a Ph.D. in comparative literature with a thesis on economic discourses in Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks and several novels by the Norwegian author Alexander L. Kielland. I am especially interested in literature in the intersection between aesthetics and politics. 

Research project

Children and Catastrophes in Fictional Narratives

Graphic literature (GraL)

Research group for literary didactics



  • literature in teacher education
  • supervision of master- and bachelorstudents

Positions of trust

Member of the editorial board for the journal Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics