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Lars Ole Sauerberg

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  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

1985 …2017
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Professor, dr.phil. Lars Ole Sauerberg, born 12 March 1950.



Degrees and appointments:



Secondary-school certificate (language line), 1969. Cand. phil. (BA) in English Language and Literature, Århus University,1973. Cand. mag. (MA) in English and German Languages and Literatures, Århus University, 1975. Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, Århus University, 1973-77. Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, Handelshøjskolen i Århus (Århus Business School), 1974-77. Secondary-School teacher, Århus Katedralskole, 1975-76. Research Fellow, Dept. of English, Odense University, (February-July) 1977. Junior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Odense University, 1977-81. Senior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Odense University, 1981-92. Dr.phil., Odense University, 1986. Professor of Literature in English, Institute for Literature, Media and Cultural Studies/Dept. of English, Odense/University of Southern Denmark, since 1992. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Odense University, 1990 – 92. Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Odense University, 1993-97. For various period member of the SDU University Senate, the Humanities Faculty Board, and the English Study Board (chair twice), and member and chair of a range of standing and ad hoc university committees.



Professional activities:



On the Editorial Staff of Orbis Litterarum: International Review of Literary Studies (Oxford and Copenhagen: Munksgaard Blackwell) since 1999, from 2000 in full charge as General and English Editor. On the Editorial Board of Journal of Music and Meaning (fully net-based journal: www.musicandmeaning.net) since start in 2003. Guest lectures and conference-participation in Denmark and abroad. External examiner for Danish university-degree programmes in comparative literature and literary history. PhD supervision and on numerous selection and recommendation committees (phd, dr.phil., assistant, associate, and full professorships), evaluation of applications for foreign research councils and evaluation of foreign research centre (Norway, Finland, Austria) over the years. Active in public-library-information services, in university-extension teaching, and in in-service training. Book reviewer and freelance cultural journalist at Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten since 1987. Consultant Editor at Danmarks Nationalleksikon (The New Danish National Encyclopedia), 1992-2002. From 2005 Consultant Editor of updated Danish National Enclyclopedia electronic version. Council Member/Director of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 2011 - . Chair of Group 3 for the Danish Research-Ministerial project on the Bibliometrical Research Indicator (English, Romance, German, Netherlands, and Translation Studies group) 2007-1013.



Founding member of The Gutenberg Parenthesis Research Forum (University of Southern Denmark).



Among courses taught over the last ten years in addition to current introductory courses in practical critical analysis and literary history: Joyce, Ulysses and Modernism, Post WWII British Poetry, The Experience of Empire in English Literature, Intertextuality, The Verse Novel, Literary Translation in Theory and Practice, From Henry Roth to Philip Roth: Jewish-American Literature, Echoes of Empire in British Literature after WW2, After Howl: The New American Poetry, American Whodunits, The Challenge of Brevity: Short Stories in English, The Realism of Realism and Other Issues of Literary Representation.



Monographs (In English):



As author:



Secret Agents in Fiction: Ian Fleming, John le Carré and Len Deighton. London: The Macmillan Press Ltd.; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. 260 pp.

Fact into Fiction: Documentary Realism in the Contemporary Novel. London: The Macmillan Press Ltd.; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. 218 pp.

Versions of the Past – Visions of the Future: the Canonical in the Criticism of T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Northrop Frye and Harold Bloom. London: Macmillan Press; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. 216 pp.

Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literature: The Implosion of Empire. London and New York: Palgrave, 2001. 228 pp.



As editor:



The Practice of Literary Criticism. Odense University Press , 1983. Reprint 1992.

Traditions and Innovation: Papers presented to Andreas Haarder. Pre-Publications of the English Dept. of Odense University, Special Issue. 1994.  (Festschrift.)



Monographs (In Danish):



As author:



Litteraturvidenskaben siden nykritikken: en kort introduktion. Odense University Press, 2000. 185 pp.                                               Britisk litteratur siden 1945. 422 pp. Syddansk Universitetsforlag/University Press of Southern Denmark, 2006.

Men det begynder altid med en hovedperson: Om Leif Davidsens forfatterskab. 301 pp. Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2006.



As editor:



At se teksten: Essays om tekst og billede. (with Anne Scott Sørensen and Bo Hakon Jørgensen). Odense University Press, 1993.



Articles (in English):



“The Novel of Espionage: An Attempt at Generic Criticism.” Prepublications of the English Department of Odense University, (September 1977), 15 pp.

“Literature in Figures: An Essay on the Popularity of Thrillers.” Prepublications of the English Department of Odense University Special Issue (1982), pp. 185-201, and in Orbis Litterarum, 38, (1983), pp. 93-107.

“Lottery in June, Corn Be Heavy Soon.” I The Practice of Literary Criticism, pp. 100-108.

“A Sonnet Self-Contained in Rhyme.” I The Practice of Literary Criticism, pp. 184-191.

„Secret-Agent Fiction: A Survey of Its Critical Literature with a Bibliography.' Prepublications of the English Department of Odense University, 30, (1984), 23 pp., samt i Clues. A Journal of Detection, 7:2, (Fall/Winter 1986), pp. 1-31.

“Reading Formula Fiction: On Absorption and Identification.” Orbis Litterarum, 40, (1985), pp. 357-71.

“English secret-agent fiction. Critical studies in a modern formula genre with special reference to Ian Fleming, John le Carré and Len Deighton.” Summary of dr.phil. dissertation. Private publication,1986.

“Andrew Motion: A Presentation.” Engelskmeddelelser (Engelsklærerforeningen), 46, (dec. 1987), pp. 52-6.

”The Novel in Transition: Documentary Realism. ” Orbis Litterarum, 44 (1988),80-92.

“Fear of Extremes: England's Relationship With Germany and America.'” Modern Critical Views: John le Carré. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988, pp. 180-8.

“When the Soul Takes Wing: D. M. Thomas's The White Hotel.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 31, 1 (Fall 1989),3-10.

“British Fiction in the 1980s.” Proceedings of the 1990 Hartvigson Symposium, ed. G. Hartvigson, A. Haarder, C. Kold Thomsen, PEO Special Issue (June 1990), 19-41.

“Introduction to the Section on Modern Prose Fiction, in Proceedings from the Fourth Nordic Conference for English Studies, vol. 2 (1990),537-539.

”Peter Cheyney’s 'Dark Series'.” Pinkerton: Tidsskrift for spændings-og kriminallitteratur, 33, (Okt. 1990), 14-19.

“Books and Bildung: The Literary Canon and Cultural Politics in the USA in the 1980's. Pre-Publications of the English Department of Odense University 59 (1991) 12 s.                                                                                                                                                                         “Fiction in English 1991.” Engelskmeddelelser 73 (1991) 53-56.

”E pluribus Unum? Det postmoderne, bøger og Bildung: Akademisk kulturdebat i USA i 1980eme”. Kritik 98 (1992) 7-17.

“Teaching the Easy Text: A Practical-Theoretical Discussion of a Didatic Problem. In Per Serritslev Petersen (red.): Literary Pedagogics after Deconstruction: Scenarios and Perspectives in the Teaching of English Literature. Arhus. Aarhus University Press (1992) 38-50.

“First and Further Readings: On a Neglected Aspect of the Phenomenology of the Literary Text.” Orbis Litterarum 47 (1992) 1-10.

“Firing the Canon.”  Engelskmeddelelser. 1993, nr. 79, s. 25-26.

“Canon(s) in Twentieth-Century Criticism.” Traditions and Innovation: Papers presented to Andreas Haarder. Pre-Publications of the English Dept. of Odense University, Special Issue. 1994: 289-301.

“On the Dynamics of Harold Bloom's Agonistic Canon.” The Literary Man: Essays Presented to Donald W Hannah. Red. Karl-Heinz Westarp. Arhus: Aarhus University Press, 1996. 198~210.

“An Immodest Proposal - Or, A Heretical Look at the Currently Politically Correct Concept of ‘Post-Colonial’.” Anglofiles 99 (1996): 10-14.

“Introducing David Dabydeen.”  Anglofiles., 100 (1997): 32-5.

“The Reactive Imagination: New Irish Fiction.” Prepublications of the English Department of Odense University 99. Odense: Center for Engelsk, 1998.

“The Reactive Imagination: New Irish Fiction.”  Anglofiles 109 (1998). 50-54.

“Fact-Flirting Fiction: Historiographical Potential or Involuntary Parody?”  European Journal of English Studies, vol. 3, nr. 2, august 1999, 190-205.

“Unintended Novel Sequels.” Prepublications of the English Department of Odense University, 102, juni, 1999. 24 pp.

“Recent British Fiction and Poetry.” Anglofiles, nr. 110, februar 1999, 16-21.

“Contemporary British and American Thrillers and Crime Fiction.” Anglofiles, nr. 111, april 1999. 39-43.

“Fact-Flirting Fiction: Historiographical Potential or Involuntary Parody?” Modern Critical Interpretations: William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice. Ed. Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers. 151-65. 2001

“Facts and Greasy Piglets: An Essay on Historiography and Fiction.”  Narratives of Remembrance. Ed. Marianne Børch. Odense University Press. 85-109. 2001

“Female Sleuths and Danish Crime Fiction.” Feminist Europa, vol. 2, no. 1, 2002, 23-5.

“Repositioning Narrative: The Late-Twentieth-Century Verse Novels of Vikram Seth, Derek Walcott, Craig Raine, Anthony Burgess, and Bernadine Evaristo.” Orbis Litterarum: International Review of Literary Studies, 59,6 (2004), 439-64.

“Coming to Terms: Literary Configurations of the Past.” EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies (Academia Sinica, Taiwan). Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2006, 175-201.

“The Cultural Validity of Classical Music in Richard Powers’s The Time of Our Singing.” Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, 54,1 (2006),9-20.

“Crossbreeding Media: On Musical Mimesis in the Literary Domain.” Produktive paradokser: Festskrift til Svend Erik Larsen. Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2006. Pp. 163-75.

“Legal Thrillers.”  Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New Amercian Reading, vol. 2, Westport, Ct. and London: Heinemann, 2008, 561-71.                                                                                                                                                                         “Philological Thrillers.” Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New Amercian Reading, vol. 3, Westport, Ct. and London: Heinemann, 2008, 732-40.                                                                                                                                                                  “Verse Novels.” Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New Amercian Reading, vol. 4, Westport, Ct. and London: Heinemann, 2008, 1119-30.                                                                                                                                                                               “Music, Metaphor, and Literary Meaning.” Pre-Publications of the English Department of the University of Southern Denmark, 2008, 19 pp.                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Challenges of Literary History.” AngloFiles, 2008, 148, 10-20.                                                                                                                 “Essence or Attitude? Fiction and Historiography.” Fact, fiction and Faction. Dines Johansen, J. & Søndergaard, L. 2010, 53-62.

“Beyond Print: Literature and the closing of the Gutenberg Parenthesis.” Anglo Files. 201. 164, 84-88 5 s.

“Stalking the Enemy:Spy-Fiction Scenarios Before, During, and After the Cold War.” Groniek. Historisch Tijdschrift. No. 193, Najaar 2012/2013, 303-13.

"When words fail: On verbal representations of music in literature." Rask. August 2013, 38, 391-405.

"Monumentalism and Contemporary Verse Novels."  Anglia: Journal of English Philology. September 2013, vol. 131, issue 2-3, 248-261.


















Articles (in languages other than English):



”Dannelsesromanen: en problematisk genre i den victorianske romantradition.” I Udviklingsromanen - en genres historie, red. Th. Jensen og C. Nicolaisen. Odense Universitetsforlag (1982), pp. 171-186.

”Robinson Crusoe - tilpasning og overskridelse.” I Udviklingsromanen – en genres historie, red. Th. Jensen og C. Nicolaisen. Odense University Press (1982), pp. 60-77. (Sammen med C. Kold Thomsen.)

”Formelpræget spændingslitteratur og litterær værdi.” I Litterær værdi og vurdering, red. J. Dines Johansen og E. Nielsen. Odense University Press (1984), pp. 215-26.                                                                                                                                                                 ”Tendenser i den nyeste engelske roman.” Kritik, 66, (1984), pp. 177-87.

”PR og prosa: Den engelske litteratur i 1989.” REVUE: Verdenslitteraturen 1989, red. P. Vinther, M. Ping Huang, Th. Thurah. Århus: REVUE/Standart, 1989, pp. 90-3.

”D. M. Thomas' The White Hotel: Fantastisk fidus eller forførende fantasi?” I Fantasi og fiktion, red. E. Svejgaard og J. Thobo-Carlsen. Odense University Press (1989), pp. 365-86.

”Dokumentarrealisme. Om virkelighedsgengivelse i fiktion med eksempler fra den moderne engelsksprogede roman.” Temaartikel fra Odense Universitets Årsskrift 1989, Odense 1990, pp. 9-22.

”Midt i postmodernismen.” REVUE: Verdenslitteraturen 1990, red. P. Vinther, M. Ping Huang, Th. Thurah. København: Standart/Samleren, 1990, pp. 77-81.

”Efter syndefaldet.” Revue - Årbog for verdenslitteratur (1991) 47-49.

“Sur la phénoménologie du concept canonique littéraire.” Dégrès 71 (automne 1992) e2-e14.

”Immigrantforfattere.” Litteraturmagasinet Standart (maj - august 1992) 20-21.

”Verbalekvilibristisk rummel.” 1: Kritik. 1993, nr. 102, s. 68-70.

”Allan Bloom og den almene dannelse.” Tidsskriftet. Den frie lærerskole. 1993, nr. 40/ 2,s.8-12.

“Leif Davidsen.” Dansk Bibliotekscenters forfatterintroduktioner. 2001

”9/11 i amerikansk og britisk litteratur.” KRITIK. Nr. 180, juli 2006, 95-104.

”Om at undervise i Ulysses.” Joyce og Danmark, red. Ida Klitgård og Steen Klitgård Povlsen. Århus: Århus Universitetsforlag, 2006, 159-68.                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Encyklopædi og Gutenbergparentesen.” Nye vidensmedier: kultur, læring, kommunikation. Nielsen, H. J., Høyrup, H. & Christensen, H. D. (red.). 2011. København : Samfundslitteratur s. 231-46.

”Lystlæsning og digitaliseret litterær tekst. Et essay om læsningens fænomenologi ved overgangen fra trykt bog til e-bog.” Digtning og virkelighed. Studier i fiktion.Særnummer af Aktuel forskning: Skrift til Jørgen Dines Johansen. 2013. (http://www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Ikv/Videnskabelige+tidsskrifter/AktuelForskning/InternetskrifJ%c3%b8rgenDinesJohansen).

”Det danske smørhul. Leif Davidsens blik på velfærdsstaten gennem journalistik, debatindlæg og politiske spændingsromaner.” Kættere, kællinger, kontomænd og andre kunstnere: forfatterroller i den danske velfærdsstat. Red. Ane-Marie Mai. Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2013, 179-99.

”James Bond.” Den store karakterbog. 151 portrætter af fiktive personer. Mai, A-M. & Skyum-Nielsen, E. (red.). Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2013,  195-7.

 

"Lystlæsning og digitaliseret litterær tekst. Et essay om læsningens fænomenologi ved overgangen fra trykt bog til e-bog."

 Kritik. 46, 2013,  209, s. 135-143 9 s.

 

Academic Reviews:



Rev. of Which Way Did He Go? The Private Eye in Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes, and Ross MacDonald, by Edward Margolies. Orbis Litterarum, 38, (1983), pp. 185-86.

Rev. of Whodunit? A Guide to Crime, Suspense and Spy Fiction, ed. H. R. F. Keating, Notes & Queries, 31:4, (1984), p. 560.

Rev. of More Next Week!. English Children and Their Magazines. 1751-1945 (disputats) af Kirsten Drotner. Århus Universitet, 1985. Ungdomskultur. Årbog for ungdomskulturforskning 2, red. Joi Bay et al., København: Borgens forlag, pp. 217-20.

Rev. of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Gravity's Rainbow: A Study in Duplex Fiction by Danuta Zadworna-Fjeldstad (Stockholm, 1986) i Orbis Litterarum.

Rev. of Factifiction. Agentenspiele wie in der Realität. Wirklichkeitsanspruch und Wirklichkeitsgehalt des Agentenromans, by Bernd Lenz, (Heidelberg, 1987) i ANGLIA.

Rev. of Out of Africa: Omkring en film af Sydney Pollack, af Aage Jørgensen, (Ed.). CUK/Center for Undervisning og Kulturformidling, Århus, 1988, i Orbis Litterarum.

Rev. of Hans Kulm: Defining a Nation in Song: Danish Patriotic Songs in Songbooks of the Period 1832-1870. København, 1990. Anderseniana 1993: 114-15.

Review article, “Shakespeare in and out of Literary Contexts: four Danish Perspectives.” Orbis Litterarum 51 (1996): 356-368.

Review of Jost Hindersmann: Der britische Spionageroman: Vom Imperialismus bis zum Ende des kalten Krieges. Orbis Litterarum 52 (1997): 298-9.



Research activities:



Current research interests/projects within areas of: Book and Cognition, Intermediality, Music and Literature, Verse Novel, Mass-Read fiction, English-Language Literature and Criticism generally, Book and Print History, literary history and theory, intermediality, intertextuality, modern English-language fiction and poetry, book history, publication ethics.

 

Research in Progress:

Monographs:

A book in Danish on American Literary History 1945-2015 (contract with University Press of the University of Southern Denmark).

A monograph on legal thrillers (contract with Palgrave/Macmillan UK and USA).

 

Articles:

 

On print media and the Gutenberg Parenthesis (conference proceedings).





Varia:



Professional-organisation memberships: Det Danske Kriminalakademi (Danish Academy for Crime Fiction; founding member), Det Danske James Joyce Selskab (The James Joyce Society of Copenhagen).



Member of Academia Europaea.



Biographies in Kraks Blå Bog (Danish Who is Who) and in Den Danske Nationalencyklopædi (Danish National Encyclopedia), vols. 16 and suppl.



Decoration: Knight of the Order of Dannebrog. (Awarded by H.M. the Queen of Denmark.)

Research areas

Current research interests/projects within areas of: Book and Cognition, "The Gutenberg Parenthesis," Intermediality, Music and Literature, Verse Novel, English-Language Literature and Criticism generally.

Research Output 1985 2017

Monumentalism and Contemporary Verse Novels

Sauerberg, L. O., 1. Sep 2013, In : Anglia: Journal of English Philology. 131, 1-2, p. 248-261 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Stalking the Enemy: Spy-Fiction Scenarios Before, During and After the Cold War

Sauerberg, L. O., 2013, In : Groniek. 193, p. 303-13

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

When words fail: On verbal representations of music in literature

Sauerberg, L. O., 2013, In : RASK – International journal of language and communication. 38, p. 391-405

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Hun hjalp feminismen på vej: Doris Lessing nekrolog

Sauerberg, L. O., 18. Nov 2013, In : Jyllands-Posten.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Lystlæsning og digitaliseret litterær tekst. Et essay om læsningens fænomenologi ved overgangen fra trykt bog til e-bog.

Sauerberg, L. O., 20. Dec 2013, In : Kritik. 46, 209, p. 135-143 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 1997 2017

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (External organisation)

Lars Ole Sauerberg (Member)
1. Aug 201131. Jul 2014

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

Project evaluation

Lars Ole Sauerberg (Advisor)
15. Jul 201315. Aug 2013

Activity: Public and private sector consultationConsultancy

Research project evaluation

Lars Ole Sauerberg (Advisor)
1. Jun 201315. Aug 2013

Activity: Public and private sector consultationConsultancy

Krimimessen Horsens 2017

Lars Ole Sauerberg (Guest lecturer)
1. Apr 2017

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

Offentlige sceneinterviews med forfattere: Sceneinterviews med Leif Davidsen, Thomas Rydahl og Hans Jakob Helms.

Lars Ole Sauerberg (Other)
13. Mar 2016

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

Press / Media

Jury brød reglerne og delte litteraturpris i to

Lars Ole Sauerberg

16/10/2019

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Jury brød reglerne og delte prestigefyldt litteraturpris i to

Lars Ole Sauerberg

15/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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»Hver en genstand funkled' under isens magt«

Lars Ole Sauerberg

21/01/2018

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Til kamp mod kedelige idrætstimer

Frantz Rom Poulsen, Lars Ole Sauerberg & Torben Hansen

03/02/2017

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media