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I am literary historian with a particular interest in early modern literature and culture, particularly French drama and poetry, the reception of antiquity, Walter Benjamin and digital humanities.

I have published several articles within these fields in international journals, see for example my article on the ghost figure in Étienne Jodelle's Cleopatra captive as a Benjaminian allegory on history.

In May 2024, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation "History Incarnate: Genus and Genre in French Historical Drama" which analyzed French sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century tragedy and their notable interest in secondary female historical figures such as Cleopatra and Sophonisba as reflections on historicity. As such, I tried to showcase a specific subgenre of French tragedy which I called 'historical drama' as a comparative case to the English 'history play' and the German Trauerspiel.

I am currently working on Danish and Swedish renaissance drama on historical subject matters.

In addition, I am a frequent reviewer for the Danish newspaper Berlingske and the Danish journal Litteraturmagasinet Standart.

Curriculum vitae

Spring 2024: Research assistant, Department of Culture and Language, University of Southern Denmark

2020-2024: PhD Student, Department of Culture and Language, University of Southern Denmark

2022: Maternity leave

Spring 2022: Recipient of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Elite Research Travel Grant

Fall 2021: Visiting scholar, Université Sorbonne nouvelle (with prof. Emmanuel Buron)

June 2021: Recipient of the Caxy Legacy from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's Foundation

Fall 2020 (6 weeks due to COVID-19): Visiting scholar, CELLF, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne-Paris IV

2019-2020: Editor, Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag

2018-2019: Part-time lecturer in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen

2018: MA in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen

2017: Supplementary elective in French, University of Copenhagen

2015: BA in Comparative Literature and elective in Medieval Studies, University of Copenhagen

Research interests

Early modern literature, French literature, the revival of antiquity, drama, cultural history and digital humanities

Research areas

  • Literary Epochs (from Classical Greek and Roman to Postmodernism)
  • Reception of Antiquity
  • Historiography of Literature
  • Poetics, Poetry and Philosophy
  • Language and Culture


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