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Curriculum vitae


1997 Ph.D., Department of Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

1989 MA. Department of Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.



2017-2020 Head of the Research group SuKK, University of Southern Denmark.

2003- Associate professor with tenure, Department of Literature, Culture and Media, University of
Southern Denmark, Odense Denmark.

2005-2008 Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London.

Spring 2005 Visiting senior lecturer, Department of Germanic Studies, Zürich University, Switzerland.

1999-2003 Assistant professor, Department of Literature, Culture and Media, University of Southern Denmark, Odense Denmark.

1997-1999 Lecturer, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University, Denmark; Visiting lecturer, Hamburg University, Germany.

1992-1997 Danish Lecturer, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Munich University, Germany.

1988-1992 Teaching assistent, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Department of Comparative Literature and Open University, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Select bibliography

“Sigmund Freud: en fé ved ”den homoseksuelle”s vugge” (“Sigmund Freud: a fairy at the cradle of homosexuality”) (Lambda nordica 3/4, 1988); “Kønsomvending og kærlighedslogik i J.P.Jacobsens “Fru Marie Grubbe”” (“Gender inversion and the logic of love in “Fru Marie Grubbe” by Jens Peter Jacobsen”) (Danske Studier 1991); Det tomme menneske. En introduktion til Michel Foucault (The Empty Human. An introduction to Michel Foucault) (Copenhagen, 1992); “Queering the Queer: Herman Bang and the Pleasures and Dangers of Allegorical Readings” (Scandinavica1/2001); Det umenneskelige. Analyser af seksualitet, køn og identitet hos Karen Blixen (The Inhuman. Analyses of Sexuality, Gender and Identity in the Works of Karen Blixen) (Odense, 2001); Herman Bang. Mærkværdige læsninger (Herman Bang. Queer Readings) (Odense, 2003); Hjertebrødre. Krigen om H.C. Andersens seksualitet (Bosom Brothers. The War on Hans Christian Andersen’s Sexuality) (Odense, 2005). For complete list see Publications.

University service

Socrates/Erasmug teaching exchange: Norwich, UK; Nancy, France; Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany. Gdansk, Poland; Ghent, Belgium; Freiburg and Frankfuft, Germany (forthcoming).

Visiting professor: Reykjavik, Iceland; Riga, Latvia; Jacksonville, Florida; Madison, Wisconsin; New York, NY.

Invited guest lecturer: Rome, Bologna and Florence, Italy; London and Edinburgh, UK; Amsterdam, Holland; Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway; Gothenburg and Uppsala, Sweden; Zurich and Basel, Switzerland; Kiel, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich, Germany; Copenhagen, Århus, Ålborg, Roskilde, Denmark; Budapest, Hungary; Seattle, Austin, USA; Vancouver, Canada;

MA thesis advisor

Ph.D. thesis advisor

Conference Organizer of the 2003 National Gender Studies Conference, Odense, Denmark


Danish, English, German, French

Research areas

My field of research was almost focused on literature, gender and sexuality. My theoretical horizon was shaped fundamentally by the thinking of Michel Foucault who I introduced in my MA-theses. This resulted in a small, very popular book, Det tomme menneske (The empty human being)  that has been reprinted numerous times (latest in 2018). I was the first to introduce queer theory to Danish literary studies when I published my ph.d-theses on Karen Blixen in 2001. I wrote a queer reading of Herman Bang in 2003 and a "scandalous" book queering Hans Christian Andersen in 2005. For the last ten years I have focused on queering Danish literary history finding and analyzing forgotten homosexual literature from the 19. and early 20. century. The result will be a book in English (and perhaps Danish) on Danish homosexual literature, perhaps also including Swedish and Norwegian material. 


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