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Curriculum

2014 - Professor of European Literature, Department for the Study of Culture, SDU

2009-2014 Associate Professor of English Language Literature, HUM, SDU
2016- Head of the Research Grous in Uses of Art and Literature2011-2016 Head of the research programme in Welfare Narratives, ILKM, SDU
2011- Member of the PhD Board for the Humanities, SDU
2007-2009 Assistant Professor, ILKM, SDU
2004-2007 Post Doc, Carlsberg Research Fellow (Third Generation Romantic Poetry)
2004 Visiting Scholar, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
2003-2004 Reader, English Department, University of Copenhagen
2000 Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, USA
2003 PhD degree awarded, University of Copenhagen (dissertation on William Wordsworth directed by professor Charls Lock)
1999-2002 Graduate studies, English Department, University of Copenhagen
1995-1996 exchange student, Ohio University, USA
1992-1998 English and Comparative Literature, University of Odense
1972 Born

Research areas

The Literature and culture of the welfare state

English Language Literatures after c. 1700

Romanticism

Intermedial studies in ekphrasis and concrete poetry

Book History - especially how certain writing tools and conditions impact the possibilities for poetic expression

Literary Gerontology (nursing home novels, vollendungsromane, literature and dementia, generational conflicts in literature)

The precariat and precarity in contemporary British and Danish literature

Research areas

  • Historiography of Literature
  • Books as a Medium (including Digital Literature)
  • Literary Epochs (from Classical Greek and Roman to Postmodernism)
  • Poetics, Poetry and Philosophy
  • The Literary Market
  • History of Mentality

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honor Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
poetry Social Sciences
economic value Social Sciences
William Wordsworth Arts & Humanities
autonomy Social Sciences
productivity Social Sciences
anxiety Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

Jo, man kan skrive gode digte om seniorsex og besvær med vandlading

Simonsen, P. & Freisleben Lund, N., 14. Sep 2019, In : Jyllands-Posten. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Litteratur og velfærd

Simonsen, P., 2019, Litteratur og...: Litteraturvidenskabens tværfaglige engagement. Jørgensen, J. L. & Gregersen, M. (eds.). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag, p. 213-238

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

Open Access

Mennesket før metaforen

Simonsen, P., 15. Jan 2019, In : Ugeavisen Odense. p. 22

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Poetry and Age

Simonsen, P., 2019, Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Gu, D. & Dupre, M. E. (eds.). Springer, 5 p.

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

Imagining
Memoir
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Activities 2008 2019

Litteratur og sygdom: Kan litteraturen gøre en forskel?

Peter Simonsen (Guest lecturer)
30. Oct 2019

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

Narrativ medicin og syg litteratur

Peter Simonsen (Guest lecturer)
9. Oct 2019

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

Folkemødet 2019

Peter Simonsen (Participant)
14. Jun 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Children, Creativity, Dementia

Peter Simonsen (Guest lecturer)
29. May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

The Precarious Citizen

Peter Simonsen (Guest lecturer)
11. Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Ældre er blevet synlige i litteraturen

Peter Simonsen

07/02/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Mænd skal læse sig ud af ensomhed

Peter Simonsen

08/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Litteratur som kur mod ensomhed

Peter Simonsen

04/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Litteratur som kur mod ensomhed

Peter Simonsen

04/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Litteratur som kur mod ensomhed

Peter Simonsen

04/11/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media