Stefan Kjerkegaard

Associate professor

Stefan Kjerkegaard
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My research mainly concerns contemporary Danish and Scandinavian literature. I am particularly interested in how new literature deals with and are handled in a mediatized cultural context. This has, among other things, lead me to an interest in self-fashioning literature (autobiograpichal novels and poems, autofiction), but also to an interest in the teaching of literature, e.g. why read literature?

Authors such as Per Højholt, Peter Laugesen, Jørgen Leth, Simon Grotrian, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Claus Beck-Nielsen (1963-2001), Hans Otto Jørgensen, Matias Faldbakken, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Karl Ove Knausgård, Tomas Espedal. Among the older Danish literature, it is especially writers like Johannes Ewald, St. St. Blicher, J.P. Jacobsen, Knut Hamsun, Herman Bang and Henrik Pontoppidan, who has my interest.

Non-Scandinavian authors: Stéphane Mallarmé, Joseph Conrad, Franz Kafka, Bret Easton Ellis, Michel Houellebecq, Roman Jakobsen, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben, Philip Roth.

More general areas: modern literary theory, contemporary Danish poetry, the new Nordic novel, autobiographical literature, self-fashioning novels, the interaction between literature and media, the book market, didactics of literature, narratology.



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