Clara Juncker

Dr.phil., Ph.d., cand.mag.

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

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CLARA JUNCKER
Department for the Study of Culture
English/American Studies
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
Home address: Strandalléen 103, 5800 Nyborg, Denmark
Tel.: (+45) 65 50 34 05 (office); (+45) 51 90 69 42 (mobile)
E-mail: juncker@sdu.dk
Education:

Dr. Phil. Degree [Danish senior degree], Faculty of the Humanities, University of Southern
Denmark, June 14, 2002.

Tulane University, New Orleans, Ph.D. in American Literature and Culture, May 1985.
Major Field: Modern American Literature;
Minor Field: American Literature Before 1912.
Dissertation Fellowship, The Danish Research Council for the Humanities; Teaching
Assistantships 1979-82.
Dissertation: The Depiction of Women in the Works of John Dos Passos. Director:
Prof. Donald Pizer.

Tulane University, New Orleans, M.A. in English, May 1980.
Academic Standing and Honors: 3.9 GPA
Fellowship for Graduate Study, Tulane University, 1978-79.

University of Aarhus, Denmark, Cand. Mag. Degree in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures,
June 1975.
Scholarship for International Graduate Study at Exeter College, Oxford University.
Cand. Mag. Thesis: Socialization Techniques in Scandinavian Children’s Literature.

The Stuttgart Seminar in Cultural Studies, Culture and the Imagination, 3rd session, University of
Stuttgart, Germany, August 1-15, 1993.

The School of Theory and Criticism, 10th Session, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire,
June 22-August 1, 1986.

Exeter College, Oxford University, International Graduate Study in British Literature, 1870-1970,
June-August, 1975.

Employment:
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Department for the Study of Culture,
American Studies Program, Associate Professor of American Literature and Culture,
1995- . Director, American Studies, 1996-99.
The Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Department of English: Associate Professor. 1989-95.
University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of English, Visiting Scholar. Research grant,
American Council of Learned Societies. 1993-94.
University of California at Los Angeles, Department of English/Writing Programs: Lecturer.
1986-89.
Tulane University, Department of English: Visiting Assistant Professor. 1984-86.
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities: Lecturer. 1985.
Danish Research Council for the Humanities: Research Fellow. 1983-84.
Tulane University, Department of English: Teaching Assistant. 1979-82.
University of Aarhus, Department of English: Teaching Assistant. 1977-78.
Adult Education Center, Holstebro, Denmark: Assistant Professor. 1977-78.
Thisted Gymnasium, Thisted, Denmark: Teaching Training Practicum. 1976-77.
Aarhus Business School, Aarhus, Denmark: Assistant Professor. 1975-76.

Publications:
a. Books
The Transatlantic Sixties: Europe and the United States in the Counterculture Decade. Co-ed.
with Greg Kosch, Sharon Monteith and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson. Bielefeld, Germany:
Transcript: Verlag für Kommunikation, Kultur und soziale Praxis/Columbia University, 2013.
Circling Marilyn: Text Body Performance. Odense: U P of Southern Denmark, 2010.
Transnational America: Countours of Modern U.S. Culture. Ed. with Russell Duncan.
Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum P, 2004.
Through Random Doors We Wandered: Women Writing the South. Odense: University of
Southern Denmark P, 2002.
Trading Cultures: Nationalism and Globalization in American Studies. Angles on the English-
Speaking World 2. Ed. with Russell Duncan. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum P,
2002.
Black Roses: Afro-American Women Writers. Copenhagen: Kaleidoscope, 1985.

b. Book chapters and articles
“Let Us Now Praise Chinese Women: Jia Pingwa’s ‘The Country Wife.’” In: Beautiful Essays, ed.
胡宗锋 (Hoover Hu). Xián, Shaanxi Province, China: Northwest University P, forth-coming.
“Going Global: Gender Across East-West Divides.” In: The Power of Culture: Encounters
Between China and the United States. Ed. Priscilla Roberts. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers (forthcoming).
“The Kingfish on Screen: Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men and Its Adaptations.” In: The
South in Fiction and Film. Ed. M. Thomas Inge and Marcel Arbeit (forthcoming, U of
Mississippi P).
“‛After You, Baronness!’ Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen).” The Hemingway
Review Spring 2016 (forthcoming).
“Problemet uden navn: 1960ernes transatlantiske kvindebevægelse” [The Problem Without a Name:
The 1960s Transatlantic Women’s Movement]. In: Formødre [Foremothers]. Ed. Lone
Kølle Martinsen, Sanne Rishøj Christensen and Sissel Bjerrum Fossat. Odense, Denmark:
University of Southern Denmark UP (forthcoming).
“The Intermedial King: Screen Adaptations of Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men.” In: The
Book Out of Bounds. Ed. Claus Schatz-Jacobsen, Peter Simonsen and Tom Pettitt.
Odense: Aktuel Forskning, 2015.
“Placing Ha Jin: The Crazed and Nanjing Requiem.” In: The West in Asia and Asia in the West:
Essays on Transnational Interactions. Ed. Elisabetta Marino and Tanfer Emin
Tunc. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. 92-105.
Allison, Dorothy. The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers. Ed. Tom
Mack. Columbia: University of South Carolina P. New Material 2014. The Humanities
Council.
“Global Gender.” Academic Quarterly 8 (June 2014): 75-87.
http://www.akademiskkvarter.hum.aau.dk/UK/index.php
“Hybrid Bodies: Toni Morrison’s America.” In: European Views of the United States. Ed.
Meldan Tanrisal and Tanfer Emin Tunc. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2014. 183-94.
“Men of Honor: William Alexander Percy and Ernest Hemingway as Gentlemen Soldiers.” In:
Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 4.1 (Spring 2014): 81-97.
“The Transatlantic Women’s Movement.” In: The Transatlantic Sixties: Europe and the United
States in the Counterculture Decade. Ed. Greg Kosch, Clara Juncker, Sharon Monteith
and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript: Verlag für Kommunikation, Kultur und soziale Praxis/Columbia University, 2013. 98-121.
“Unnatural Lives: Toni Morrison’s Historical Universe.” Xavier Review 32.1-2 (2013): 57-74.
“’After You, Baroness!’: Conversations between Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen [Isak
Dinesen].” PEO 163 (May-June 2012): 1-23.
“Placing History.” In: Facing the Past, Facing the Future: History, Memory, Literature. Ed.
Anne-Christine Hoff. Istanbul: U of Bahcesehir P, 2011. 141-62.
“Friends, Enemies, Writers: Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos.” American Studies in
Scandinavia 42.2 (2011): 39-59.
“John Dos Passos in Spain.” Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies 42 (2011):
91-103.
“The New Americans: Ha Jin’s Immigration Stories.” In: Positioning the New: Chinese
American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary Canon. Ed.
Tanfer Ermin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,
2010. 216-28.
“Novelist as Historian: Josephine Humphries’s Nowhere Else on Earth.” In: Still in Print: The
Southern Novel Today. Ed. Jan Nordby Gretlund. Columbia: U of Columbia P, 2010.
29-42.
“Blå Øjne og Sorte Drømme: Toni Morrison.” [Blue Eyes and Black Dreams: Toni Morrison]. I:
Historier om Amerika: Aktuelle Strømninger i USA’s Litteratur. [Stories from America:
Trends in Contemporary American Literature]. Ed. Tonny Worm and Michael Bach Henriksen. Copenhagen: Bahnhof, 2010. 63-78.
“Marilyn.” In: Interstitiel: Litteratur, Kultur og Medier [Interstitiel: Literature, Culture, Media].
Ed. Anne-Marie Mai and Anne Scott Sørensen. Odense, Denmark: U of Southern U P,
2010. 1-7. http://www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Ilkm/Forskning/Internetskrif.aspx
“Gentlemen Warriors: Ernest Hemingway and William Alexander Percy.” PEO 158 (January-
February 2010): 1-14.
“Introduction to Grace King.” The Thomson Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Jay Parini and
Alfred Bendixen. (Forthcoming).
“Sculpting Our Anxiety: Glocal Paranoia in the Art of Louise Bourgeois.” From Glocal to Local:
The Future of American Studies. Ed. Seong-Kon Kim. Seoul: Seoul National University,
2008. 29-35.
“The New Woman in the Progressive Era.” PEO 148 (February-March 2007): 1-11.
“James O’Rourke’s Sex, Lies and Autobiography.” Orbis Litterarum 62.3 (2007): 61-64.
“Allison, Dorothy.” In: South Carolina Encyclopedia. Ed. Thomas M. Downey. Columbia:
South Carolina U P, 2006.
“Introduction.” In: Mary Chesnut, A Diary from Dixie. 1905. New York: Barnes and Noble,
2006. xi-xviii.
“American Masculinities.” American Studies in Scandinavia 38.1 (Spring 2006): 29-44.
“Dos Passos and Hemingway.” OASIS 71 (December 2005): 1-20.
“Postmodern Savannah: John Behrendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Literature/
Film Quarterly 33.3 (2005): 182-90.
“Savannah som Turistattraktion: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In: Coming to a
Theater Near You: Det Moderne USA Set Gennem Film [Modern America on Film].
Ed.Helle Porsdam. Odense: U P of Southern Denmark, 2005. 223-34.
“Marilyn og Miller” [Marilyn and Miller]. In: Livet som Indsats: Livshistoriske Satsninger og Iscenesættelser [Life at Stake: Autobiographical Risks and Performances]. Ed. Sven Halse.
Odense: U of Southern Denmark P, 2004. 173-89.
“Women at War: The Civil War Diaries of Floride Clemson and Cornelia Peake McDonald.” The Southern Quarterly (Summer 2004): 90-106.
“Not a Story to Pass On?: Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam.” In: Transnational America: Contours of
Modern U.S. Culture. Ed. Russell Duncan and Clara Juncker. Copenhagen: Museum
Tusculanum P, 2004. 111-24.
“Real Marilyns.” In: Representing Realities: Essays on American Literature, Art and Culture.
Ed. Beverly Maeder. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2003. 129-42.
“Grace King.” In: History of Southern Women’s Literature. Ed. Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise
Weaks. Baton Rouge: LSU P, 2002. [216]-19.
“Marketing Marilyn.” Angles on the English-Speaking World 2 (2002): [ 37]-50.
“Life Lessons: Mamie Garvin Fields’s Carolina Memoir.” Xavier Review 21.1 (2001): 12-24.
“A Modern Priscilla: Self-Representations in Mamie Garvin Fields’s Carolina Memoir.” The
Southern Quarterly (Spring 2001): 122-30.
“Island Queen: Frances Butler Leigh’s Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation (1883).” American
Studies in Scandinavia 33.2 (2001): [14]-23.
“A Modern Priscilla: Self-Representations in Mamie Garvin Fields’s Carolina Memoir.” OASIS 46
(October 2000): 1-12.
“‛Fat of the Land’: The Left and the Ladies.” In: The United States in Depression and War. Ed.
Stuart Kidd and Robert Garson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh U P, 1999. 91-105.
“Africa in South Carolina: Mamie Garvin Fields’s Lemon Swamp and Other Places.” In: Black
Imagination and the Middle Passage. Ed. Maria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Carl
Pedersen. New York: Oxford U P, 1999. 144-52.
“Civil War in the Contact Zone.” In: Red Badges of Courage: War and Conflict in American
Culture. Ed. Biancamaria Pisapia, et al. Rome: Bulzoni, 1998. 718-24.
“Womanizing Theory.” American Studies in Scandinavia 30.2 (1998): [43]-49.
“The Body of Autobiography: Maya Angelou’s Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.” In:
Other Americans, Other Americas. Ed. Magdalena J. Zaborowska. The Dolphin 2 (1998):
132-39.
“Multicultural Moves.” PEO 94 (Feb. 1998): 1-10.
“Dos Passos’s American Desires.” OASIS 3 (December 1997): 1-20.
“Writing (in) the Contact Zone: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn.” NordLit 1 (Spring 1997): 151-163.
“Charlotte Dorothea Biehl,” “Marie Bregendahl,” “Ulla Dahlerup,” “Astrid Ehrencron Kidde,”
“Elsa Gress,” “¬Johanne Luise Heiberg,” “Agnes Kathinka Malling Hennings¬en,” “Gyrithe
Lemche,” “Karen Michaelis,” “Karen Margrethe Rahbek,” “Leonora Christina Ulfeldt.”
In: Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe. Ed. Katharina M. Wilson. New York:
Garland, 1997.
“Resisting Resistance: African American Religious Narratives.” PEO 89 (April 1997): 1-10.
“Bradstreet, Anne”; “Dos Passos, John”; “Glasgow, Ellen.” In: Den Store Danske Encyklopædi
[The Danish National Encyclopedia]. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1997.
“Only Necessary Baggage: Maya Angelou's Life Journeys.” Xavier Review 16.2 (1996): 12-23.
“Red Riding Hood, Multiculturalism, and the PC Schisms.” OASIS 25 (Dec. 1996): 1-11.
“Confederate Languagescapes: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn.” The Southern Quarterly 34.4 (Summer
1996): 37-42.
“The Masses and the New Masses: Feminine Representations.” PEO 85 (August 1996): 1-21.
Translated into Polish: “Wizerunki kobiet w “The Masses” i “New Masses.” In:
Problematyka Kobiet Na ´Swiecie. Ed. Elzbiety H. Oleksy. Lódz: Wydawnictwo
Uniwersytetu Lódzkiego, 1996. [88]-99.
“Djuna Barnes”; “Henry Adams”; “Louisa M. Alcott.” In: Den Store Danske Encyklopaedi [The
Danish National Encyclopedia]. Vol. I. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1994.
“Cultural (S)exchanges: Grace Jones’s One Man's Show.” In: Cultural Transmissions and
Receptions: American Mass Culture in Europe. Ed. Rob Kroes et al. Amsterdam: VU
U P, 1993. 230-39.
“Signifying Difference: Alice Walker’s Black Feminine Aesthetics.” In: Multiculturalism and the
American Canon. Ed. Hans Bak. Amsterdam: VU U P, 1993. [199] 208.
“African American Women’s Studies.” In: Multicultura¬lism and the American Canon. Ed. Hans
Bak. Amsterdam: VU U P, 1993. 369 72.
“Southern Sojourn: Frances Anne Kemble.” In: Rewriting the South: History and Fiction.” Ed.
Lothar Hönnighausen et al. Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag, 1993. 131 40.
“Behind Confederate Lines: Sarah Morgan Dawson.” In: Louisiana Women Writers. Ed. Dorothy
H. Brown and Barbara C. Ewell. Baton Rouge: LSU P, 1992. [16] 30.
“‛Tell About the South’ Danish Style.” The Twain Shall Meet: Danish Approaches to English
Studies. Ed. Jørgen Erik Nielsen. Copenhagen: Copenhagen U P, 1992. [187] 98.
“Southern Diamonds: The Diaries of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, Floride Clemson, Margaret
Sloan, and Magnolia Wynn Le Guin.” The Mississippi Quarterly 45.2 (Spring 1992): [201] 11.
“Black Magic: Woman(ist) as Artist in Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar.” American
Studies in Scandinavia 24.1 (1992): [37] 49.
“Postmodernizing the Writing Classroom.” Engelsk Meddelelser 73 (Dec. 1991): 82 87.
“Behind Confederate Lines: Sarah Morgan Dawson.” The Southern Quarterly 30.1 (Fall 1991):
7 18.
“Beyond Mastery: Postmodern College Composition.” Writing on the Edge 2.1 (Fall 1990):
69 79.
“Romancing the Revolution: Dos Passos’s Radical Heroine.” Works and Days: Essays in the
Socio Historical Dimensions of Literature and the Arts 15 (Spring 1990): 51 66.
“Dos Passos’s Movie Star: Hollywood Success and American Failure.” American Studies in
Scandinavia 22.1 (Spring 1990): 1 14.
“Selected Bibliography of Southern Literature, History, and Culture.” Self 17 (Dec. 1989): 99 102.
“Grace King: Feminist, Southern Style.” The Southern Quarterly 26.3 (Spring 1988): 15 30.
“The Mother’s Balcony: Grace King’s Discourse of Feminini¬ty.” New Orleans Review 15.1
(Spring 1988): 39 46.
“Writing (with) Cixous.” College English 50.4 (April 1988): 424 36.
[Response]. College English 50 (Nov. 1988): 825 27.
“Grace King: Woman as Artist.” Southern Literary Journal 20.1 (Fall 1987): 37 44.
“Writing Herstory: Mary Chesnut’s Civil War.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
the South 26.1 (Spring 1987): 18 27.
“‘Somebody Loves Me, I Wonder Who . . .’: Dos Passos’s Working Girl.” American Studies in
Scandinavia 19 (1987): 27 38.
“The Ultimate Fantasy: Astrid Lindgren’s The Brothers Lionheart.” In: The Fantastic in World
Literature. Ed. Donald E. Morse. New York: Greenwood, 1987. 59 70.
“The Me Generation: Freshman Composition, 1980.” Information, June, 1980.
“Blessed Materialism: Julius Koch, Peter’s Christ¬mas.” In: Analyses of Danish Children's
Literature. Ed. Flemming Mouritsen. Copenhagen: Borgen, 1976. 13 38.

Book Reviews:

Journal of Transnational American Studies; The Mississippi Quarterly, European Association for American Studies Newsletter, American Studies in Scandinavia, Angles on the English-Speaking World, Comparative American Studies, Orbis Litterarum.

Grants and Awards:
United International College, Zhuhai, China, Chinese Initiative Grant, 2015.
United International College, Zhuhai, China, European Asian Project Grant, 2014.
European Union, Education and Culture Division, Erasmus Teaching Grant for Intensive Program:
“Coming Together or Coming Apart?: Europe and the United States in the Sixties.”
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin,
Berlin, Germany, 12-24 September 2011. (Total Grant: 45,350 Euros). 2011.
N. M. Knudsen’s Foundation, Research Publication Grant. 2010.
University of Southern Denmark, Humanities Faculty, Research Publication Grant. 2009.
Danish Research Council for the Humanities, Research Publication Grant. 2004.
Danish Research Agency, Research Publication Grant. 2002.
University of Southern Denmark, Humanities Faculty, Research Publication Grant. 2002.
American Council of Learned Societies, Research Grant. 1993-94.
Danish Research Council for the Humanities, Dissertation Research Grant. 1983-84.
Tulane University, New Orleans, Teaching Assistantships. 1979 82.
Tulane University, New Orleans, Graduate Study Fellowship. 1978 79.
International Graduate Study Scholarship, Exeter College, Oxford University. 1974.

Courses Taught:

American Literature and Culture:

African American Autobiography; African American Explorations: From Separatism to Transracialism, 1940-2007; African American Narratives; America and the World; American Autobiography; American Crossings; American Fiction Between the World Wars; American Life in American Literature I (Puritans through Civil War); American Life in American Literature II (Civil War to Present); American Literature and the Civil War; American Literature Before 1900; American Literature Before 1922; American Literature After 1900; American Literature After 1922; American Literature 1801 65; American Literature on Film; American Literature at the Millennium; American Lives: Autobiographi¬es, Diaries, Letters; American Lives: Bradford to Eggers; American Lives: Franklin to Obama; American Media; American Passages; American Re-Visions: 20th Century Protest Literature; The American South; The American West; American Women Writers; Belles and Bastards: Women Writing the South; Black America; Black Women Writers; The Civil War in American Culture; Coming Together or Coming Apart?: Europe and the United States in the Sixties; Contemporary American Fiction; Contemporary American Literature; Dos Passos and Hemingway; English Language, Literature, and Society; English Literatures after 1900; Ethnic America; Feminist Literary Theory; Fitzgerald and Hemingway; Gandhi and King; Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Education; Global America; Inventing Herland: Modern American Women Writers; Introduction to American Studies; Journey to America; Literature as Intervention; Literary Introduction; Literary New Orleans; Leisure in the U.S.; Looking for America: American Immigration Narratives; MA Thesis Seminar; Major Literary Forms; Modern American Literature; Modern Americans: Texts and Contexts; Political Fictions; Rhetoric in Modern American Culture; Southern Diamonds: Women Writing the South; Southern Literature; Southern Women's Fiction; Themes in American Literature and Culture; Topics in American Culture; Topics in American Studies; Twentieth Century American Litera¬ture; Twentieth Century American Women; Twentieth Century Anglo-American Literature; Wage Work, House Work, Sex Work: Labor and Gender in Modern History; Women's Voices/Women's Worlds; The Works of Alice Walker; Written by Themselves: American Autobiographies.

Rhetoric and Composition:
Academic Writing: Theory into Practice; Advanced Exposition; Bachelor Project: Literature; Critical Reading and Writing; English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language; Fundamentals of Exposition; Honors Freshman Writing; Intermediate Exposition; Langu¬age and Gender; MA Thesis Seminar; Humanities Faculty Thesis Seminar; Writing about Literature; Writing Across the Curriculum; Written and Oral Proficiency; Translation Eng¬lish-Danish.

Scandinavian Languages and Literatures:
Modern Children's Literature; Scandinavian Languages and Litera¬tures; Translation Danish English.


Conference Papers and Lectures:
“Teaching American Studies in Denmark.” “The Future of Teaching in American Studies.”
International Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, The John F. Kennedy Institute for North
American Studies, Berlin, Germany, November 27-28, 2015.
“Revisiting Flannery O’Connor.” Religious Studies Program, Saint Joseph University, Macau,
November 9, 2015.
“The Transatlantic Women’s Movement: Literary and Cultural Perspectives.” School of Foreign
Languages, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan
Province, China, November 2, 2015.
“Western Gender Structures and Movements.” Department of Foreign Languages, Sichuan
University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, October 29, 2015.
“The Writer as Peasant: The Fiction of Jia Pingwa.” Reimagining China: Identity and
Representation in Contemporary Chinese Fiction” conference, Contemporary English
Language and Literature Programme, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, United
International College, Zhuhai, China, October 22, 2015.
“Katrina Transgressions.” The Southern Studies Forum 2015 conference, University of Essex,
Colchester, United Kingdom, September 24-27, 2015.
“Fairy Tale Adoptions.” Invited keynote speaker, “Transnational and Transracial Adoption in
North American Culture” conference, organized by the Finnish American Studies Association, the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Turku, and the John Morton Center for North American Studies, University of Turku, Finland, August 27-28, 2015.
“Of Lions, Swans, and Fairy Tales: Danish Writers and China.” Beijing Normal University, Hong
Kong Baptist University, United International College, Zhuhai, China, May 21, 2015.
“The Transatlantic Women’s Movement.” “1965: Year of Transition” conference, American
Studies Center, University of Southern Denmark, March 12, 2015.
“Danish National Cultures.” Department of Sociology, United International College, Zhuhai,
China, October 17, 2014.
“Hans Christian Andersen and the Welfare State.” “Exploring the Scandinavian Welfare State,”
Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University, United International College
excursion, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, August 2, 2014.
“Introducing the Danish Welfare State.” United International College, Zhuhai, China, May 19,
2014.
“Gender and Globilization.” The 15th Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference, University of Helsinki,
Finland, May 15, 2014.
“John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces.” Seminar on American Literature, Lemvig
Region Reading Circle, Jutland, Denmark, February 3, 2014.
“War in Chinese American Literature.” Northwest University, Xian, China, Department of Foreign
Languages. December 18, 2013.
“2013: Year of the Woman in International Politics.” Department of Government and Political
Science, International United College,” Zhuhai. China, November 28, 2013.
“International Feminisms.” Department of Government and Political Science, International United
College,” Zhuhai. China, November 21, 2013.
“Transnational Bodies, Transnational Spaces: US and China (Dis-)Connections.” “Transnational
Currents of US-China Relations,” The 10th Anniversary of the American Studies Network (USCET-ASN) Annual Conference, The University of Hong Kong, November 15-17, 2013.
“The West in Asia, Asia in the West: Ha Jin’s Nanjing Requiem.” “Currents and Countercurrents,”
Nordic Association for American Studies conference, Karlstad, Sweden, May24-26, 2013.
“New Orleans and New American Exceptionalism.” American Studies Network symposium,
University of Alcala, Spain, May 18, 2013.
“New Orleans.” Lecture series, Amerikanske Storbyer [American Cities], Folkeuniversitetet,
Emdrup [Adult Education Center, Danish Pedagogical University, Denmark], November 19, 2012.
“Los Angeles.” Lecture series, Amerikanske Storbyer [American Cities], Folkeuniversitetet,
Aarhus [Adult Education Center, Aarhus University, Denmark], November 6, 2012.
“Los Angeles.” Lecture series, Amerikanske Storbyer [American Cities], Folkeuniversitetet,
Emdrup [Adult Education Center, Danish Pedagogical University, Denmark], November 5, 2012.
“New Orleans.” Lecture series, Amerikanske Storbyer [American Cities], Folkeuniversitetet,
Aarhus [Adult Education Center, Aarhus University, Denmark], October 30, 2012.
“Marilyn Close-Ups.” “Cinema of Intimacy and/or the Intimacy of Cinema,” 17th International
SERCIA conference, University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France, September 5-7, 2012.
“Visiting the Poor: Crossing Lines of Race and Class in US Depression Narratives.” LLP
Erasmus Intensive Programme, “Migration and Narration,” Krosno, Poland, July 27, 2012.
“Looking for America: Autobiographical Travel Narratives from the 20th and 21st Centuries.” LLP
Erasmus Intensive Programme, “Migration and Narration,” Krosno, Poland, July 26, 2012.
“Hybrid Lives: Toni Morrison’s Historical Universe.” “The Health of the Nation,” European
Association for American Studies Biennial Conference, Izmir, Turkey, March 31, 2012.
“New Orleans.” Lecture series, Amerikanske Storbyer [American Cities], Folkeuniversitetet,
Aarhus [Adult Education Center, Aarhus, Denmark], October 3, 2011.
“The Transatlantic Women’s Movement.” “Coming Together or Coming Apart?: Europe and the
United States in the Sixties.” John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free
University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2011.
“Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Ugly Duckling.’” “Exploring the Scandinavian Welfare State,”
Chinese University of Hong Kong excursion, Odense, Denmark, August 13, 2011.
“Marilyn Monroe in American Culture.” Invited speaker, Beijing Normal University, United
International College, Learning Resource Center Lecture Series, Zhuhai, The People’s
Republic of China, May 19, 2011.
“Denmark as a Welfare State.” The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 19, 2011.
“Danish Welfare Sites.” The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 19, 2011.
“William Byrd II of Westover.” American Studies Program, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki,
Greece, March 2, 2011.
“Race and Gender in the Antebellum South.” American Studies Program, Aristotle University,
Thessaloniki, Greece, March 1, 2011.
“New Orleans.” Lecture series, Amerikanske Storbyer [American Cities], Folkeuniversitetet,
Aarhus [Adult Education Center, Aarhus, Denmark], November 29, 2010.
“‘After You, Baronness! Conversations between Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen.”
“Hemingway’s Extreme Geographies” conference, The Hemingway Society, University of
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25-July 3, 2010.
“Joe DiMaggio: Great American Hero?” American Sports Culture workshop, “‘Forever Young?
The Changing Images of America,” European Association for American Studies Biennial
Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, March 26-29, 2010.
“Gender Trouble in the Old South,” Graduate School of American Studies, Doshisha University,
Kyoto, Japan, October 16, 2009.
“The Body in Contemporary American Culture,” Graduate School of American Studies, Doshisha
University, Kyoto, Japan, October 13, 2009.
“Ralph Waldo Emerson and American Transcendentalism.” American Studies Center, East China
Normal University, Shanghai, China, September 21, 2009.
“Imagining American Success: Ha Jin’s A Free Life.” International Association for
American Studies (IASA) conference, Beijing, China, September 19, 2009.
“Interfacing the Sciences and the Humanities: Inhabiting the Body.” Acume 2 Summer School,
Rimini, Italy, July 1, 2009.
“Be Marilyn!: Impersonating ‘The Body.’” Acume 2 conference on “Body Work,” University of
Southern Denmark, Odense, May 31, 2009.
“Pledge of Allegiance? Ha Jin’s Immigration Narratives.” “Cosmopolitan America? The United
States in Transition.” Nordic Association for American Studies conference, University of
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 29, 2009.
“Placing History: The Works of Josephine Humphries.” Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bahcesehir
University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 8, 2009.
“Contemporary America Seminar,” Regional Studies Program, Shantou University, Shantou, China,
November 17, 2008.
“Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth,” Regional Studies Program, Shantou University, Shantou, China,
November 16, 2008.
“American Literature and Art in the Gilded Age,” Regional Studies Program, Shantou University,
Shantou, China, November 16, 2008.
“The Grotesque Art of Flannery O’Connor,” English Studies, Shantou University, Shantou, China,
November 11, 2008.
“Contemporary America Seminar,” Regional Studies Program, Shantou University, Shantou, China,
November 11, 2008.
Panelist, U.S. Election Seminar, Shantou University, Shantou, China, November 5, 2008.
“Contemporary American Literature,” American Studies Election Seminar, East China Normal
University, Shanghai, China, October 31, 2008.
“American Studies in Europe,” American Studies Across the World, 43rd American Studies in
Korea Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, October 25, 2008.
“Sculpting Our Anxiety: The Art of Louise Bourgeois.” “From Global to Glocal: The Future of
American Studies,” 43rd American Studies in Korea Conference, Seoul National
University, Seoul, Korea, October 24, 2008.
“Men of Honor: William Alexander Percy and Ernest Hemingway Writing WWI.” “Hemingway in
Kansas City: War and Ink,” 13th Biennial International Hemingway Society Conference,
Kansas City, Missouri, June 13, 2008.
“Teaching Hemingway in Scandinavia,” “Hemingway in Kansas City: War and Ink,” 13th Biennial
International Hemingway Society Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, June 11, 2008.
“Troubled Femininity.” “Gender Trouble in Modern/Postmodern Literature and Art,” Halic
University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 17-18, 2008.
“Global Hemingway.” Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence), Italy, April 2,
2008.
“Theatrical Marilyn.” Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence), Italy, April 1,
2008.
“Tropical Denmark: Thorkild Hansen’s Slave Trilogy and the Danish West Indian Past.” Carribean
Unbound III conference, Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland, March 29-31, 2007.
“African American Women Writers from Harriet Jacobs to Toni Morrison.” Department of Foreign
Languages, Northwest University, Xi’an, China, January 9, 2007.
“Southern Women Writers, 1848-1913.” Department of Foreign Languages, Northwest University,
Xi’an, China, January 4, 2007.
“Dos Passos’s Political Spain.” “Hemingway in Andalusia” conference, The Hemingway Society,
Malaga and Ronda, Spain, June 25-July 1, 2006.
“Dos Passos, Hemingway and the Lost Generation.” The 11th Biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle
Conference on North American Studies, University of Helsinki, Renvall Institute,
May 16-19, 2006.
“Ernest Hemingway on the World Stage.” “Hard Realities and Soft Power: Global Politics and
Transnational Culture, 1945-2006,” University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April
13, 2006.
“Lost in Translation.” “Hard Realities and Soft Power: Global Politics and Transnational Culture,
1945-2006,” University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 12, 2006.
“Blonde?: Ethnic Marilyn.” “Popularizing the Americas: Music, Media and Movies,”
The Copenhagen Business School, Sept. 22-23, 2005.
Plenary speaker for Denmark, Nordic Association for American Studies, Växjö University, Sweden,
May 26-29, 2005. Keynote title: “American Masculinities.”
“Introducing Pleasantville.” “The Transformation of American Policy, Politics and Society, 1960-
2005,” University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 21, 2005.
“Civil Rights and Racial Transformations.” “The Transformation of American Policy, Politics and
Society, 1960-2005,” University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 21, 2005.
“New American Voices: A Cultural Perspective.” “The Transformation of American Policy,
Politics and Society, 1960-2005,” University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April
19, 2005.
“Performing Marilyn.” “Performativity” conference, Faculty of the Humanities, Copenhagen
University, November 30-December 2, 2004.
“Dos Passos and Hemingway.” “Key West Hemingway” conference, The Hemingway Society, Key
West, Florida, June 7-12, 2004.
“Sin as Spectacle: The American South.” “The Media in a National and Global Context,” 7th
Annual American Studies conference, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece,
April 2, 2004.
“Media Marilyn.” “The Media in a National and Global Context,”7th Annual American Studies
conference, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 31, 2004.
“The Civil War Diaries of Floride Clemson and Cornelia Peake McDonald.” Women’s History
Network conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, Sept. 11-15, 2003.
“Millennium Marilyn.” Nordic Association for American Studies conference, Trondheim,
Norway, August 5-9, 2003.
“Simulacrum Savannah: John Behrendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” American
Literature Association conference, Boston, May 22-25, 2003.
“Marilyn’s Bodies.” “The Flesh Made Word: Bodies, Theories, Cultures in the Post-Millenium
Era” conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 15-18, 2003.
“Marilyn Monroe: Life, Body, Performance.” Invited keynote speaker, “Gender as Performance”
conference, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, April 26, 2003.
“Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam.” “Gender as Performance” conference, University of Southern Denmark,
Odense, April 26, 2003.
“Marilyn and Miller.” American Studies Network Symposium, Alcalá, Spain, March 28-30, 2003.
“Toni Morrison.” Guest lecture, Center for Comparative Literature and Semiotics, University of
Southern Denmark, March 24, 2003.
“The Reel Marilyn.” “Realities in Literature and the Arts” conference, Swiss Association for
American Studies, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 22-23, 2002.
“Telling about the South.” “Narrating America” symposium, Center for American Studies,
University of Southern Denmark, October 1, 2002.
“Adapting American Literature to Film.” Danish Pedagogical Center, Frederiksberg, Denmark,
Nov. 13, 2000.
“Miller’s Marilyn.” “Popular Culture and Film,” American Studies Research Seminar, University
of Southern Denmark, November 2, 2001.
“American Literature and Film: The Fifties.” “New Trends in American Studies,” ASANOR
conference, The University of Bergen, Norway, September 22-24, 2001.
“Marketing Marilyn.” “Trading Cultures” conference, Nordic Association for American Studies,
Copenhagen, Denmark, August 8-11, 2001.
“Life Lessons: Mamie Garvin Fields’s Carolina Memoir.” “The Meaning of ‘Race’ for the 21st
Century” conference, Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), Cagliari,
Italy, March 21-25, 2001.
“American Literature and Film.” Aarhus Academy, Denmark, March 14, 2001.
“Hollywood Dis/Connections: American Literature on Film.” English Teachers’ Associa¬tion,
Nyborg Gymnasium, Denmark, Nov. 8, 2000.
“‘Over the Water’: Frances Butler Leigh’s Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation Since the War
(1882).” Global Currents in Southern History conference, Georgia Southern University,
Statesboro, Ga., October 19-21, 2000.
“Hawthorne and the Salem Witchcraft Trials.” Recent Developments in American and British
Studies seminar, Odense University, Denmark, January 18, 1999.
“The City and Modern America in John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer (1925).”
“Constructive Transgressions” seminar, Comparative Literature dept., Aarhus University, Denmark,
Sept. 21, 1998.
“Not a Story to Pass On?: Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam Writings.” European Association for American
Studies conference, Lisbon, Portugal, April 3-7, 1998.
“Topic Selection, Research Methodologies, and Writing: Major Problems and Resolution
Strategies.” Invited speaker, Department of English, Norwegian University of Science and
Technology, Trondheim, Norway, December 5, 1997.
“Fat of the Land: The Left and the Ladies.” “The United States in Depression and War,
1933-1945” conference, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands, June 25-
27, 1997.
“Womanizing Theory: Alice Walker and Others.” “Remythologizing America” symposium, Oslo
University, Norway, May 3-4, 1997.
“‘Only in This Way': Mamie Garvin Fields’s Charleston.” “Mapping Africa America,”
Collegium for African American Research conference, Liverpool, England, April 24-27,
1997.
“The Body of Autobiography: Maya Angelou.” “Other America(n)s: Politics and Poetics of
Multiculturalism” symposium, American Studies Center, Aarhus University, Denmark,
March 6-7, 1997.
“Imaging American Women: The Masses and the New Masses.” Keynote address, “Images of
America at Home and Abroad” conference, Norwegian Association for American Studies
(ASANOR), Grimstad, Norway, Sept. 5-8, 1996.
“Southern Landscapes.” Invited speaker, “Writing and the Sense of Place” conference, University
of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, August 15-18, 1996.
“Resisting Resistance: African American Religious Narratives.” “Nineteenth-Century American
Women Writers in the Twenty-First Century” conference, Trinity College and the Harriet
Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, Connecticut, May 30-June 2, 1996.
“Faulkner’s Daughters.” German Association for American Studies conference on “The South,”
University of Würzburg, Germany, May 28-30, 1996.
“Ole Brask’s Jazz Photography.” “African American Music in Europe” conference, Harvard
University, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute and the Sorbonne, Paris, France, April 24-27, 1996.
“(In)sane Rhetorics.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC),
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 27-30, 1996.
“Multicultural Moves.” “Traveling Theories” workshop, European Association for American
Studies conference, Warsaw Universi¬ty, Warsaw, Poland, March 21-24, 1996.
“Mapping Communities.” American Studies Association conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
November 9-13, 1995.
“Pirates’ Treasures: Mamie Garvin Fields’s Carolina Life Story.” Invited speaker, “The
Configuration of Race in the South” symposium, Cambridge University, Cambridge,
United Kingdom, September 7-10, 1995.
“Only Necessary Baggage: Maya Angelou’s Life Journeys.” Nordic Association for American
Studies conference, Oslo, Norway, August 9-13, 1995.
“Africa in South Carolina.” “Transatlantic Passages,” Collegium for African American Research
conference, Tenerife, Spain, February 15-19, 1995.
“South Carolina Dreams.” Invited speaker, Martin Luther King symposium, American Embassy,
Copenhagen, January 20, 1995.
“Battle of Brains: The Letters of a Victorian Madwoman.” “Correspondences: Letters and Literary
Theory” conference, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, November 16-18, 1994.
“Moulding the South.” “Contemporary Perspectives on U. S. Southern Culture” conference,
University of Warwick, England, September 21-22, 1994.
“Negotiating Southern Territories: Kate Stone's Brokenburn.” Society for the Study of Southern
Literature conference, Loyola and Xavier Universities, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 24-26, 1994.
“Confederate Bodyscapes: The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas.” Invited speaker,
“Southern Landscapes” symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South
Carolina, November 7-10, 1993.
“Changing Places: Kate Stone’s Brokenburn.” “Cultural Transformation/Countering
Traditions,” American Studies Associa¬tion conference, Boston, Massachussetts, November
4-7, 1993.
“Negotiating Southern Cultures: The Civil War and Beyond.” Keynote address, Nordic
Association for American Studies conferen¬ce, Odense University, Denmark, August 18 22,
1993.
“‘The Lyrical Left’: Feminine Representations.” Women's Studies conference, The University of
Lodz, Poland, May 17 21, 1993.
“Contemporary American Literature.” Invited Speaker, Slagelse Business School, Slagelse,
Denmark, January 28, 1993.
“The Masses and the New Masses.” Conference on The American Left, Karl Franzens Universität
Graz, Graz, Austria, November 20 22, 1992.
“English Composition: Theoretical Approaches.” Invited speaker, University of Copenhagen,
November 19, 1992.
“From Dialogue to Polylogue: Transatlantic Cultural (Dis)Connections.” “European Integration
and the European Mind: Cultural Hegemony or Dialogue of Cultures,”
International Society for the Study of European Ideas conference, Aalborg University,
Aalborg, Denmark, August 24 29, 1992.
“Southern Dreams: Narrative and Linguistic Strategies in Ruth Moose's Fiction.” Nordic
Association for American Studies conferen¬ce, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 5 10, 1992.
“Cultural (S)exchanges: Grace Jones’s One Man’s Show.” Transmission and Reception of
American Mass Culture in Europe conference, The Netherlands Association for American
Studies, Middelburg, The Netherlands, June 9 11, 1992.
“(Un)Making the Southern Lady: Frances Anne Kemble’s Journal of a Residence on a Georgia
Plantation in 1838 39.” European Association for American Studies conference, Seville,
Spain, April 3 7, 1992.
“Black Magic: Womanist as Artist in Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar.” Methodologies
of Gender, 11th Inter¬national Biennial Conference, Italian Association for American
Studies, Messina, Italy, October 24 26, 1991.
“Southern Sojourn: Frances Anne Kemble.” Invited Speaker, Southern Studies Forum symposium,
“Rewriting the South: History and Fiction,” University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany,
September 23 27, 1991.
“Postmodern Writing: Theory into Practice.” Postmodern America conference, Danish
Association for American Studies/USIS, Roedovregaard, Roedovre, Denmark, August
30 31, 1991.
“Signifying Difference: Alice Walker's Black Feminine Aesthetics.” Multiculturalism and the
American Canon conference, The Netherlands Association for American Studies,
Middelburg, the Netherlands, June 5 7, 1991.
“The American South: A Pedagogical Model.” Teaching American Studies conference, Danish
Association for American Studies, Mulernes Legatskole, Odense, Denmark, April 9, 1991. “Behind Confederate Lines: Sarah Morgan Dawson.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 22 23, 1990.
“Current Research in Composition.” Invited Speaker, Gymnasieskolernes Laererforening
[Association of Danish High School Teachers], Himmelev Gymnasium, Roskilde,
Denmark, February 7, 1990.
“Writing with Cixous.” Convention on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis,
Missouri, March 17 19, 1988.
“Writing Herstory: Mary Chesnut’s Civil War.” Interdis¬ciplinary Nineteenth Century
Studies, 2nd Annual Conference, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, April
9 11, 1987.
“Grace King: Discourse of Femininity.” Invited Speaker, Louisiana Women Writers conference,
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 19 20,
1986.
“From Socialite to Suffragist: The New Woman in the Pro¬gressive Era.” The American Culture
Associ¬ation, 16th Annual Con¬vention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2 6, 1986.
“Dos Passos and the Visual Arts: The Example of Gender.” 14th Annual Twentieth Century
Literature Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February 26 28,
1986.
“At Fault: Kate Chopin's ‘Other’ Novel.” Mississippi Philological Association, University of
Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, Mississippi, February 7 8, 1986.
“Kate Chopin’s ‘New Woman’: Literary and Cinematic Representation.” 11th Annual
Conference on Literature and Film, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, January
30 February 1, 1986.
“The Movie Star in John Dos Passos’s The Big Money.” 10th Annual Conference on Literature
and Film, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31 February 2, l985.
“Black/White Interaction in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha and Louise Meriwether’s ‘A
Happening in Barbados.’” Modern Language Association, National Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., December 28 30, 1984.
“Copper Venuses and Voodoo Queens: Black Women's Magazines.” The American and Popular
Culture Association, 14th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, March 29 April 1, 1984.
“The Ultimate Fantasy: Astrid Lindgren’s The Brothers Lionheart.” International Association for
the Fantastic in Literature and the Arts, 5th International Conference, Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton, Florida, March 22 25, 1984.
“The Black Scare: Richard Wright and the Communist Party.” 12th Annual Twentieth Century
Literature conference, Universi¬ty of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February 22 24,
1984.
“‘Is It True What They Say about Dixie?’: Richard Wright and the Agrarians.” Society for Special
and Ethnic Studies, 11th Annual Conference, Jackson State University, Jackson,
Mississippi, October 12 14, 1983.
“Your Image: Does Your Language Say It All?” American Council for Career Women, 3rd
Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 21, 1982.
“How Women Use Language/How Language Uses Women.” Newcomb's Women's Center, Tulane
University, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 16, 1982.

Other Professional Activities:

Conferences and Excursions Arranged:
China Excursion 2015, Contemporary America Project, China Initiative: Hong Kong, Macau, and
Guangdong Province PRC. Hosted by Beijing Normal University/Hong Kong Baptist University/United International College (UIC) Zhuhai, PRC. 15-25 May, 2015. Organizers: Prof. Russell Duncan (KUA), Prof. Clara Juncker (SDU), and Prof. Johnston Huang (UIC),
Organizer and Director, with Russell Duncan, Copenhagen University, “Exploring the Scandinavian
Welfare State,” Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University, United
International College Excursion, Copenhagen, Nyborg and Odense/SDU,
Denmark, July 23-August 4, 2014.
Organizer and Director, with Russell Duncan, Copenhagen University, “Exploring the Scandinavian
Welfare State,” United International College, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong
Kong America Center Excursion, Lund (Sweden), Copenhagen, Nyborg and Odense/SDU,
Denmark, July 31-August 14, 2011.
Organizer, British and American Studies Symposium, University of Southern Denmark, April 14,
2005.
Co-organizer, “Race and Ethnicity in America” seminar, University of Southern Denmark, February
21, 2005.
Co-organizer, British and American Studies Symposium, University of Southern Denmark, March
12, 2004.
Organizer, “African American and Ethnic Studies Seminar,” University of Southern Denmark,
February 20, 2004.
Co-organizer, American Studies Research Symposium on “Masculinities,” University of Southern
Denmark, November 7, 2002.
Co-organizer, Black History and Women’s History Month symposium, University of Southern
Denmark, March 6, 2000.
Co-organizer, Black History Month symposium, Odense University, 12 February 1999.
Co-organizer, Black History Month symposium, ”Slavery, The Civil War and Reconstruction,”
Odense University, 20 February 1998.
Co-organizer, EAAS Southern Studies Forum symposium, “The Contemporary South and Its
Background,” Ærø, Denmark, August 21-24, 1997.
“American Lives: Representations,” Faculty and Ph.D. symposium, Center for American Studies,
October 3-4, 1996.
“Postmodern America,” Danish Association for American Studies and the United States
Information Service, Roedovre, Denmark, August 30 31, 1991.
“Teaching American Studies,” Danish Association for American Studies, Mulernes Legatskole,
Odense, Denmark, April 9, 1991.
Chair, Danish Association for American Studies conference, Odense University, Odense, Denmark,
March 9, 1990.

Conference Workshops Arranged:
Conference workshop chair, “Forms of Affiliation,” “Transnational and Transracial
Adoption in North American Culture” conference, organized by the Finnish American Studies Association, the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Turku, and the John Morton Center for North American Studies, University of Turku, Finland, August 28, 2015.
Conference workshop moderator, “Image Operations of the Yugoslavian War,” “Visualizing War:
The Power of Emotions in Politics” international and interdisciplinary conference,
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, November 20-21, 2014.
“Cosmopolitan Contemplations in Post-9/11 Film,” Nordic Association for American Studies
conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 29, 2009.
“Literature/History/Film,” Ninth Nordic English Studies conference, Aarhus, Denmark, May 27-29,
2004.
“American Literature/History and Film,” Nordic Association for American Studies conference
on “America and the World¬,” Trondheim, Norway, August 5-9, 2003.
“Transatlantic Gazes: Cinematic Constructions and Receptions between the US and Europe,”
European Association for American Studies conference on “The United States
of/in Europe: Nationhood, Citizenship, Culture,” Bordeaux, France, March 22-25, 2002.
“The American City and Public Welfare,” American Studies Consortium Seminar, University of
Aarhus, March 8-9, 2001.
“The American Civil War: Old Voices/New Voices,” Nordic Association for American Studies
conferen¬ce, Turku, Finland, 11-15 August, 1999.
“Research in Progress,” Seminar on American/European Exchanges, Center for American Studies,
Odense University, 20-21 November, 1997.
“‘Through Random Doors We Wan¬dered’”: Widows, Veterans, and Storytellers Recreate History,”
Oral History Association conference, New Orleans, La., Sept. 25-28, 1997.
“On the Edge: Identity Politics in Turn-of-the-Century USA” workshop, Nordic Association for
American Studies conference, Göteborg, Sweden, August 14-17, 1997.
“New Deal Culture,” “The United States in Depression and War, 1933-45” conference, Roosevelt
Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands, June 25-27, 1997.
“Remapping African American History” and “Community Building Since Freedom,” ”Mapping
Africa America,” Collegium for African American Research conference, Liverpool,
England, April 24-27, 1997.
“No Woman an Island?: Gender and American Studies in Europe,” European Association for
American Studies conference, Luxembourg, March 25-28, 1994.
“African American Culture.” Nordic Association for American Studies conference, Reykjavik,
Iceland, August 5 10, 1992.
“Canon Formation,” “Postmodern America” conference (above).
“Contemporary New Orleans Fiction,” SCMLA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 30 November 1,
1986.
“Women's Studies: American History,” The American and Popular Culture Association, 16th
Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2 6, 1986.
“Women and the Fantastic,” International Association for the Fantastic in Literature and the Arts,
6th Annual Conference, Beau¬mont, Texas, March 13 15, 1985.
“Self, Family, and Community in Contem¬porary Southern Women Writers,” 13th Annual Twentieth
Century Literature conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February
20 22, l985.

Search Committee Work:
External Assessor, Danish Universities, American Studies, English, Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, 2014- .
External Assessor, Associate Professorship in Literature, Gothenberg University, Sweden, 2014-15.
Chair, Search Committee, Associate Professorship in American Studies, University of Southern
Denmark, 2011-12.
American Studies Network Book Prize Committee, 2009-10.
Search committee, Associate Professorship, American Literature, Oslo University, Norway, 2005.
External Evaluator, Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Literature, Uppsala University, Sweden,
2005.
Search committee, Assistant Professorship, American Literature, University of Tromsö, Norway,
2005.
Search committee, Assistant Professorship, American Studies, Agder College, Norway, 2005.
Committee, Assistant/Associate Professorship, American Literature, Agder College, Norway,
2004.
Committee, University of Southern Denmark Gold Prize, 2004.
Search committee, Assistant Professorship in Popular Culture, Copenhagen University, 2004.
Search committee, Assistant Professorship in American Literature, University of Copenhagen,
2003.
Search committee, Associate Professorship in North American literature, University of Copenhagen,
2002.
Search committee, American Literature and Culture, Associate Professorship, University of Aarhus.
2002.
Chair, American Studies Network Book Prize committee, 2001-02.
Search committee, Associate Professorship, Gävle University College, Sweden, 1999.
Search committees, Associate Professorships, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1999.
Search committee, Associate Professorship, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1999.
Search committees, Assistant Professorships, Department of English, Copenhagen University,
June-Sept., 1996.
Search committee, Assistant Professorship, American Literature, Copenhagen University,
June 1995.
Search committees, American Studies positions: Assistant Professorship, Copenhagen
University, 1993; Associate Professors¬hip, The Copenhagen Business School,
1993; Ph.D. Fellowship, The Copenhagen Business School, 1992.

Guest Professorships:
Visiting Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan
Province, China, October 27-November 4, 2015.
Visiting Professor, Faculty of the Humanities, Saint Joseph University, Macau, Fall 2014.
Visiting Professor, Faculty of the Humanities, Saint Joseph University, Macau, Fall 2013.
MA Seminar, Chinese American Literature and Culture, LLP Erasmus Intensive Programme,
“Migration and Narration,” Krosno, Poland, July 23, 2012.
BA Seminar, Chinese American Literature and Culture, LLP Erasmus Intensive Programme,
“Migration and Narration,” Krosno, Poland, July 24, 2012.
Visiting Researcher, United International College, Zhuhai, China, March 26-June 2, 2011.
Guest Professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, Feb. 28-March 3, 2011.
Ph.D. seminar on The Origins of Proslavery Christianity, Graduate School of American Studies,
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, October 16, 2009.
Guest Professor, University of Florence, Italy, March 28-April 3, 2008.
Guest Professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 10-15, 2006.
Guest teaching, “Harold Bloom and The Anxiety of Influence,” Comparative Literature, University
of Southern Denmark, October 28, 2005.
Guest Professor, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, April 5-12, 2005.
Adult Education Center (“Folkeuniversitetet”), November 11, 2004 (on Hemingway).
Center for Comparative Literature, U of Southern Denmark, October 8 (on F. Scott Fitzgerald) and
October 22, 2004 (on Hemingway).
Guest Professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 29-April 6, 2004.
Guest Professor, University of Florence, Italy, April 2-7, 2003.
Guest Professor, Center for American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany,
December 9-14, 2002.
Guest Professor, University of Bergen, Norway, September 20-25, 2001.
Guest Professor, University of Florence, May 19-24, 2001.
Guest Professor, University of Trondheim, Norway, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 1999.
Guest Professor, University of Florence, Italy, Feb. 22-26, 1999.
Guest Professor, University of Bergen, Norway, February 16-19, 1998.
Guest Professor, University of Trondheim, Norway, October 21-25, 1996.
Robert E. McNair Visiting Professor in Southern Studies, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, South Carolina, 1993.

Organizational Offices and Activities:
Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, Advisory Board member, 2011- .
http://andersen-award.com
Academic representative, Bibliometric Board, Danish Ministry of Education, 2014- .
Religion in America, ASN Planning Committee, HCA American Studies Center, Heidelberg,
Germany, October 22-23, 2010.
European Cluster of American Studies programs (ECAS), Center for American Studies,
Odense representative (2009- .)
American Studies Network, Center for American Studies, Odense representative (2007- ).
President, Nordic Association for American Studies, 1997-99.
Board member, European Association for American Studies, 1997-99.
Board member, Danish Association for American Studies, 1994-99.
Vice President, Danish Association for American Studies, 1992 94.
President, Danish Association for American Studies, 1990 92.

Editorial Work:
Referee, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, 2014.
Referee, NORA: Nordic Journal of Women’s Studies, 2004.
Editor, Odense American Studies International Series (OASIS), 1996-98.
Editor, NAAS Newsletter, 1996-97.
Editorial Board Member, Summa Publications Series, 1986 present.

External Evaluation:
Opponent, Doctor of Philosophy dissertation defense (Frederick Hale, “Chinese Builders of the First
Trans-Continental Railroad: Their Representation in Nonfiction and Fiction—A Study in
Historical Representation”), University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, November 17-18,
2015.
External assessor, Associate Professorship in Literature, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 2014-15.
Chair, Ph.D. committee and doctoral defense, University of Southern Denmark, 2008 (Thomas Æ.
Bjerre).
Opponent and Ph.D. advisor, The Finnish Graduate School for North American and
Latin American Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 2005.
External examiner, Comparative Literature departments, University of Copenhagen and University
of Aarhus, 1998-2006.
Opponent, doctoral defense, University of Umeå, Sweden, May 5, 2001.
Opponent, doctoral defense, University of Uppsala, Sweden, April 5, 1997.
External examiner, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Aarhus, July, 1996.
Invited reader, University of California state wide Subject A Examination, University of
California at Berkeley, May 29 31, 1987.

Other:
Panelist,“Adoption in Literature.” “Transnational and Transracial Adoption in
North American Culture” conference, organized by the Finnish American Studies Association, the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Turku, and the John Morton Center for North American Studies, University of Turku, Finland, August 27, 2015.
Meeting with Dean of Humanities and Cultural Communications, United International College,
Zhuhai, China, Prof. Mei-Wa Song, May 29, 2014.
Meeting with Dean of Humanities, St. Joseph University, Macau, China, May 21, 2014.
Organizer, Visit at American Studies Center, Professor Sujue Qin, Sichuan University, Chengdu,
Sichuan Province, China, April 24-May 4, 2014.
Meeting with Professor Morton Holbrock, Director, Hong Kong America Center, January 14, 2014.
Meeting with Dr. Glenn Shive, Vice President for Programs, United Board for Christian Higher
Education in Asia, Hong Kong, January 13, 2014.
Meeting with Dean of Humanities, St. Joseph University, Macau, China, January 7, 2014.
Meeting with Associate Dean, Director of School of International Cultural Exchanges Ren Huilian
and Crystal He, Executive, International Student Admission, Northwest University, Xian,
China, December 20, 2013.
Meeting with Professor Hoover Hu, Jia Pingwa Center, Northwest University, Xian, China,
December 19, 2013
Interview with Chinese writer Jia Pingwa, Xian, China, December 14, 2013.
National Seminar on Educational Cooperation with Developing Countries. University of Southern
Denmark, February 28, 2013.
Interview in Fængselsfunktionæren [Prison Guards Newsletter] no. 10 (October 2011), p. 11, on
Nyborg State Prison as aWelfare Institution, as experienced by Chinese students [“Nyborg
set med kinesiske øjne”].
Meetings with faculty members and administrative officers, United International College,
Zhuhai, China, March 26-June 2, 2011.
Meeting with Professor Louise Bernier, St. Joseph University, Macau, May 21, 2011.
Meeting with Giff Searls, Associative Director, Student Career Development, ZIFE Project
Coordinator, April 20, 2011.
Meeting with Dr. Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong America Center, April 15, 2011.
Meeting with President Fung and Dean of Humanities, Professor Steven Wong, Chinese University
of Hong Kong, April 14, 2011.
“Aktuelt Portræt” [Topical Portrait]. Interview with CJ by Lars-Ole Knippel, Jyllands-Posten,
December 29, 2010.
Research Management seminar, University of Southern Denmark, March 22, 2010.
“Using wikis and blogs as teaching tools” seminar, University of Southern Denmark,
August 20, 2009.
Seminar, University Pedagogy, University of Southern Denmark, May 18, 2009.
Featured researcher, Interview, Fyens Stiftstidende, March 8, 2009. Fokus, pp. 10-11.
American Studies Faculty representative, Graduate and Undergraduate Education Fair, University
of Southern Denmark, Odense, February 26, 2009.
Co-organizer, Contemporary America Project, American Studies Programs, University of Southern
Denmark and Copenhagen University, 2004-present.
Consultant, American Studies Chronology Project, 2007.
Interview, DR (Danish Radio/TV) on Anne Nicole Smith-Marilyn Monroe, February 9, 2007. Scholarly exchange meeting with Head and selected faculty members, Department of English,
University of Shanghai, Shanghai, China, January 15, 2007.
Literature courses coordinator, Dept. of Literature, Media and Culture, U of Southern Denmark,
1999-2007.
Chair, Experimental Thesis Program, English, University of Southern Denmark, 2006.
Panelist, “Worldnet Dialogue” on ”Multiculturalism in the U.S. Educational System,” March
29, 1993.
Joint European Project, Faculty Development Coordinator, University of Lodz, Poland,
1992 93.
Guest Lecturer Coordinator, The Copenhagen Business School, 1990-1995.

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Fairytales Arts & Humanities
Hans Christian Andersen Arts & Humanities
Observer Arts & Humanities
Elegy Arts & Humanities
Clothes Arts & Humanities
Emperor Arts & Humanities
Supporters Arts & Humanities
Abuse Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1999 2019

Appalachia as Trumpland: Honor, Precarity, and Affect in Literature from the Mountain South

Juncker, C. & Kongerslev, M., 24. Oct 2019, In : Polish Journal for American Studies. 13, Autumn 2019, p. 179-191

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Hans Christian Andersen in Trumpland

Juncker, C., 17. Jan 2019, In : Aktualitet - Litteratur, Kultur og Medier. 13, 1, p. 46-63

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Hans Christian Andersen
Fairytales
Elections
Political Commentary
U.S. President

Tårer i Rovdyrenes Klub: Hvide følelser og maskulinitetsmyter i Trumpland

Kongerslev, M. & Juncker, C., 11. Apr 2019, In : Oekonomi og Politik. 2019, 1, p. 56-66

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Ængstelige hillbillies: Reaktionære artefakter og affekter i Trumps USA

Juncker, C. & Kongerslev, M., 27. Dec 2018, In : K & K. 46, 126, p. 129-146

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Let Us Now Praise Chinese Women: Jia Pingwa, Ha Jin, and Yiyun Li

Juncker, C., Apr 2018, In : The Yan River. 2018, 2, p. 183-192

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2007 2019

Trump og kampen om/for kvinderne

Clara Juncker (Guest lecturer)
7. Nov 2019

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

Ernest Hemingway's THE SUN ALSO RISES

Clara Juncker (Guest lecturer)
2. Oct 2019

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

Philip Roth, En Fars Sønner

Clara Juncker (Guest lecturer)
30. Sep 2019

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

Guimei Jiang

Clara Juncker (Host)
22. Aug 201931. Dec 2019

Activity: Hosting a guest lecturer

Ph.D opponent (Event)

Clara Juncker (Member)
27. Jun 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Press / Media

Mette Østman er indstillet til pris - og Jim Lyngvild signerer bøger

Clara Juncker

30/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mette Østman er indstillet til pris - og Jim Lyngvild signerer bøger

Clara Juncker

29/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Myten Marilyn

Clara Juncker

29/12/2010

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kamæleonen Marilyn

Clara Juncker

01/11/2010

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes