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Jan Nordby Gretlund

Cand. Phil. Aarhus U.

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20002016

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Curriculum

Jan Nordby Gretlund, b. l942 in Copenhagen, Denmark

US Army, 42nd Armor, 1962-1965

Awarded gold medal for prize dissertation entitled:
Kant, Coleridge and Emerson. University of Aarhus, Denmark, l97l

Cand. phil. (English) University of Aarhus, l973

Fulbright-Hays recipient, l973-1974

M.A. (English & American Literature) University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia l974

ACLS Research Fellow at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, l977-1978

Staff member Aarhus Handelsgymnasium, a commercial college, l967-1979

Instructor in American Literature, University of Aarhus, l97l-1977

Instructor in British literature, Odense University, Denmark, l976

Adjunkt (Assistant Professor), Odense University, l979-1981

Lektor (Associate Professor), Odense University/ University of Southern Denmark l98l --

Member of the International Council, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, l98l-1991

Member of the Editorial Board, American Studies in Scandinavia, l982-1985

ACLS Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, l984-1985

Named "Honorary Citizen of Nashville, Tennessee" for studies in Southern literature, January 1985

Head of the English Department, Odense University, 1987-1988

The Danish board member of the Nordic Association for American Studies, l987-1989

Co-editor of the Scandinavian section of American Literary Scholarship: An Annual, Duke University, North Carolina, 1987-1996

Co-founder of the Southern Studies Forum of the EAAS, Berlin, March 1988

Elected as one of the three board members of the Southern Studies Forum of the European Association for American Studies, 1988-1991

Editor of the Newsletter for the EAAS Southern Studies Forum, 1988-1991

Vice President for the Danish Association for American Studies, 1988-1990

Fulbright Fellow, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. 1990-1991

Co-organizer of the new Center for American Studies, Odense University, Denmark, which opened September 18, 1992

Board member, the Danish Association for American Studies 1992-1995

Board member, the Southern Studies Forum of the European Association of American Studies, from November, 1993 --.

Dr. phil. for Eudora Welty's Aesthetics of Art, Odense University, September 1994

Fulbright Fellow, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, 1995-1996

Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar, University of South Carolina, Beaufort & Columbia, South Carolina, 1998-1999

Arranged the conference "The Best Reading the Best" for Southern Writers, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Spring 1999

Plenary Lecture "The Southern State of Mind at the Millennium," NAAS, Turku, Finland, August, 1999

Book reviewer for The State newspaper, Columbia, South Carolina, 1999-2004.

Visiting Research Professor, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Fall 1999

Contributor to Danmarks Nationalleksikon, (national encyclopedia), 2000

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for The South Carolina Encyclopedia, 2000-2006

Reader for the University of South Carolina Press, 2000 --

Literary Editor of The Southern Studies Forum Newsletter (of the EAAS) 2000 --

Commencement Speaker: "Lying Idle and Reading Good," University of South Carolina Beaufort, May, 2001

Co-organizer of the conference The South as Another Place, University of South Carolina, Columbia, October, 2002

Taught Maymester at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, 2003

Member of the Board, Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark, 2003 --

Ph.d.-project evaluator for the Norwegian Humanities Research Council, 2003-2005

Arranged the lecture series: Reading Today's Southern Writers, Beaufort, South Carolina, January 2004

Research Scholar, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Spring 2005

County Library Speaker: "Mark Twain: The Good American," Beaufort County Public Library, May, 2005

Chair of the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark, 2005 -2007

Arranged the meeting "Sixty Minutes with Flannery O'Connor," University of South Carolina, Beaufort, January, 2006

Organized three workshops on Southern literature and history (with Valeria Lerda) at the EAAS meeting in Cyprus, April 2006

Erasmus lecturer at American Studies, University of Torino, May, 2006

Contributor to The South Carolina Encyclopedia, 2006

Research term at Lingue e letterature anglo americane, Università degli Studie di Catania a Ragusa, Sicilia, Spring 2007

Plenary Lecture "Violence and Race in Recent Southern Literature," NAAS, Tampere, Finland, May, 2007

Invited speaker "What Happened to Southern Humor after Mark Twain?" at the ASANOR meeting, Drammen, Norway, September 2007

Erasmus lecturer at UFR d'Etudes Anglophones, Institut d'Anglais Charles V, Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7, April, 2008

Plenary Lecture "Unifying Women and Diversifying Men?" European Association for American Studies, Oslo, May, 2008

Contributor to The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture 2008

Invited speaker "When Did Mark Twain Become a Southern Writer?" at l'Association Francaise d'Etudes Américaines, Montpellier, France, May, 2008

Visiting Research Professor at the Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, February-May, 2009

"Southern Humor This Minute!" a talk at the Bookmakers Festival, Beaufort, SC, April, 2009

Lecture "The Regionalization of Mark Twain," at the Nordic Association for American Studies, Copenhagen, June, 2009

Erasmus lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, June, 2009

Chair of the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark, 2009-2010

Lecture "Cormac McCarthy and the American Literary Tradition," The Cormac McCarthy Society meeting, University of Warwick, July, 2009

Lecture "Pestering Prejudice in Today's Southern Novel," at the European Association for American Studies, Trinity College & University College, Dublin, March, 2010

Erasmus lecturer at the John F. Kennedy Center for American Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, June-July, 2010

Visiting Research Professor at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, September-November, 2010. Gave four Osher LLI Lectures

Lecture "Inversions upon the Journeys of Others: Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and the Apocalypse," The 25th Anniversary of Blood Meridian, Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas, October, 2010

Organized and moderated the event "Celebrating the South Carolina Novel Today," USCB, Gateway to Hilton Head Campus, November 19, 2010

Lecture on "The Present and Past of the City of Atlanta," Folkeuniversitetet, Odense, April, 2011

Erasmus lecturer at American Studies Leipzig, Universität Leipzig, main address: "Mediating Skin Color and the American Novel," May, 2011

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Research Output

Barry Hannah: An Interview

Gretlund, J. N., 1. Feb 2016, Conversations with Barry Hannah. Thomas, Jr., J. G. (ed.). Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi, p. 32-41 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Fathers in the 'Mindfield': A Conversation with Clyde Edgerton, Wilmington N.C. Oct. 9, 2014

Gretlund, J. N., 1. Oct 2016, In : The South Carolina Review. 49, 1, p. 60-63 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Knowledge Was Never a Matter of Geography: Patrick White and Cormac McCarthy

    Gretlund, J. N., 1. Oct 2016, Cormac McCarthy's Borders and Landscapes. Jillett, L. (ed.). New York : Bloomsbury Academic, p. 46-56 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  • Madison Jones

    Gretlund, J. N., Jan 2016, Novelists on the American Civil War. Parker Anderson, G. (ed.). Detroit et al.: Gale, Vol. DLB 378. p. 205-211 7 p. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 378).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopedia chapterResearchpeer-review

    Eudora Welty Blows the Whistle on the Landowners

    Gretlund, J. N., Apr 2015, In : Southern Quarterly. 52, 2, p. 34-46

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Crossroads and Transgressions

    Jan Nordby Gretlund (Speaker)
    7. Jul 20169. Jul 2016

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Pat Conroy at Seventy

    Jan Nordby Gretlund (Speaker)
    29. Oct 201531. Oct 2015

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Transcending Southern States of Mind

    Jan Nordby Gretlund (Lecturer)
    25. Sep 201527. Sep 2015

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    Flannery O'Connor and Other Southern Women Writers: From O'Connor to Mary Hood, Pam Durban and Nikky Finney

    Jan Nordby Gretlund (Lecturer)
    19. Sep 2015

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    SAAS Conference

    Jan Nordby Gretlund (Speaker)
    26. Mar 2015

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Press / Media

    Danmarks Radio: 'Bagklog' P 1

    Jan Nordby Gretlund

    27/02/2016

    1 Media contribution

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    Essays om sydstats-fiktion

    Jan Nordby Gretlund

    22/06/2014

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Interview with Jan Nordby Gretlund

    Jan Nordby Gretlund

    19/09/2012

    1 Media contribution

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    Ernest Hemingway

    Jan Nordby Gretlund

    27/08/2012

    1 Media contribution

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