Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities

Curriculum Vitae

M.A. 1998, Ph.D. 2002 in Comparative Literature, Aarhus University

Thesis awarded with The University of Aarhus Research Foundation's Ph.D. Prize in 2003

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2015 (combined 8 months)

2003-06: Post.doc. financed by the Carlsberg Foundation

2007-09: Assistant Professor

2009-15: Associate Professor

2015-: Professor with Special Responsibilities

 

Current research project

Posthuman Aesthetics - 2014-17

Human Futures - 2016-19

Digital Text Lab - 2015-

 

Selected publications

Authored books

The New Human in Literature: Posthuman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind, and Society after 1900 (London: Bloomsbury, 2013 (pb. 2015)). Reviews in Orbis Litterarum, Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature.

Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures (London & New York: Continuum, 2008 (pb. 2010)). Reviews in Choice ("Highly recommended"), Modern Languages Review, English Studies, Journal of European Studies, The Comparatist, Comparative Literature Studies, Paragraph, Orbis Litterarum, Symploke, Transcostpost, Forum for Modern Language Studies

Kanoniske konstellationer. Om litteraturhistorie, kanonstudier og 1920'ernes litteratur (Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2003) (revised dissertation)

Edited books

World Literature: A Reader with Theo D'haen and César Dominguez (London: Routledge, 2012)

The Posthuman Condition: Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Biotechnological Challenges with Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Jacob Wamberg (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2012)

Reinventions of the Novel: Histories and Aesthetics of a Protean Genre with Karen-Margrethe Simonsen and Marianne Ping Huang (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004)

 

Overall production

3 monographs and 1 under contract, 8 edited books published and 3 under contract, editor of 14 special issues of Passage, author of more than 40academic articles published in English, Danish, German, Chinese, and Turkish, and more than 10 smaller articles and 150+ book reviews.  

 

Other activities

Principal of the "Network for Cultural Memory Studies" at Aarhus University since 2008-2011: memory.au.dk

Editor of the academic journal Passage 1995-2015

Editoral board of Journal of World Literature 2015-

Literary critic for the Danish daily Kristeligt Dagblad since 2005

Member of the Danish Society for Literary Critics since 2007