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Jakob Ladegaard

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

2014-: Associate Professor

2010-14: Assistant Professor

2010: Research Assistant

2010: PhD

2005-7: Teaching Assistant, AU and University of Southern Denmark

2005: MA in Comparative Literature and Art History, Aarhus University (AU)


Selected Publications

Authored Books

The Book and the People - The Politics of Romantic Literature. Aarhus University Press, 2013 [in Danish].

Islands of Liberty Highways of Equality and stones of Fraternity – The Democratic Forms of Literature in Friedrich Hölderlin, William Wordsworth and Victor Hugo (PhD dissertation, published in Danish with an English abstract, 2010).

Edited Books

Confronting Universalities – Aesthetics and Politics under the Sign of Globalisation (Ed. with Mads Anders Baggesgaard). Aarhus University Press, 2011.

Selected articles

“Cowboys and Vampires – Eastern European Encounters in New US Fiction”, Orbis Litterarum, 2013 [accepted for publication].

 “Spatial Affects – Body and Space in Philippe Grandrieux’s La Vie nouvelle”, Lars Sætre & Patrizia Lombardo (ed.): Text, Action, Emotion. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2013 [in press].

“On the frontier of politics – Ideology and the western in Jerzy Skolimowski’s Essential Killing and Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man”, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, nr. 4.2, 2013.

”The White Knight of Art – Das Beckwerk’s Democratic Invasions”, Mads-Anders Baggesgaard & Jakob Ladegaard (ed.): Confronting Universalities – Aesthetics and Politics under the Sign of Globalisation. Aarhus University Press, 2011, pp. 305-335.

 ”Paradoksets litteratur og lighedens politik – Perspektiver og problemer i Jacques Rancières fremstilling af romantikkens litterære politik”, Agora (Oslo), No. 1-2, 2010, pp. 184-201.

 ”Babelstornet och människohavet – Litteratur & demokrati i Victor Hugos Notre-Dame de Paris” (Overs. Linda Östergaard), Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap (Stockholm), N0. 3-4, 2008, pp. 13-27.

Overall production

3 monographs published. 1 edited book and co-editor of 4 special issues of Passage and K&K, author of more than 16 peer reviewed articles published in Danish, Swedish and English, more than 25 minor articles and 15 book reviews. 


Selected Conferences and Lectures

Co-organizor and speaker, Displacements - Forced Migration and the Arts, Aarhus University, 3-5 October, 2013.

Speaker, ACLA Annual Meeting, University of Toronto, 4-7 April, 2013.

Invited speaker, School Research Symposium, University of Central Lancashire, 19 June, 2012.

Speaker, (Trans)National Subjects, Leuven University, 15-17 December, 2011.   

Speaker,  Imagining Chaos - States of Emergency in Law and Fiction, University of Copenhagen, 7-10 December, 2011.

Speaker, Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 22-26 June, 2009.   

Speaker, Breaking Boundaries – The 1790s in Germany, Britain and France, London University, 22-4 April, 2009.

Co-organizor and speaker, Confronting Universalities, Aarhus University, 24-6 September, 2008. 

Invited speaker, Hölderlin Gesellschaft and Kulturamt, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, 14 February, 2008          

Speaker, The Limits of Aesthetics, Aarhus University, 31 May - 3 June, 2007.

Speaker, Masterclass with Prof. Jacques Rancière, Copenhagen University, 14 February, 2007.   

Speaker, Aesthetics and Politics – Law, Literature and Philosophy”, Södertörn University, 9-12 November, 2006.    


Selected Activities

2017-: Director of the Research Program in Literary Studies, Aarhus University

2015-: Member of the Young Academy of Europe

2014-17: Vice Director of the Research Program "Globalization, Migration, Memory", Aarhus University

2011-12: Director of the Research Group in Aesthetics and Politics (http://aestheticpolitics.au.dk/)

2008-: Editor of the academic journal Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik

2006-: Literary critic at the literary journal Litteraturmagasinet Standart


Visiting Scholarships and Studies Abroad

2016: Visiting scholar at Monash University, Melbourne.

2011: Research stay at Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam, Holland.

2008: Research stay at Université de Paris VII, France. 

2008: Research stay at Hölderlin Wohnung, Bad Homburg, Germany.

2000-1: Studies at Universidad de Granada, Spanien.


Honours and Awards

2011: Burgen Scholarship (Academia Europaea)

2011: Aarhus University Research Foundation’s PhD prize.

2004-5: Student Scholarship, Aarhus University Research Foundation.