Rasmus Vangshardt

History & Comparative Literature

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20132023

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Personal profile

Curriculum

Academic CV

  • 2020 | 2020-recipient of the Ministry of Higher Education's Elite Research Travel Grant.
  • 2019 | Visiting Scholar, Romanisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg
  • 2018 | Visiting Scholar, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York
  • 2018 | PhD Fellow, Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2016 | Teaching Assistant, Comparative literature, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2016 | Master in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen
  • 2014 | Exchange Student, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013 | Exchange Student, Universität Mannheim
  • 2011 | Bachelor in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

Affiliated academic projects

Publications

 

Research areas

  • Literary historiography
  • Medievalisms from the Early Modern Period to the Second World War.
  • Danish literary history
  • Theory of Comparative Literature
  • William Shakespeare
  • Danish and German romanticism

Research information

Ph.D. Fellow at The Centre for Medieval Literature, SDU.

Ph.D. Project

The medievalisms of the world theatre from Calderón to Hofmannsthal. An alternative current in literary modernity

The project follows a tradition of the use of the world theatre topos in literary modernity from Pedro Calderón through to Hugo von Hofmannsthal. With the German romanticists as mediator, a causal chain can be identified through literary history where the mentioned authors invoke the trope of the theatrum mundi. The thesis is that this is due to the attempt to revive medieval dramatic genre and tradition.

The dissertation will therefore consist of an interpretation of plays from the selected authors in order to study medievalisms of genre and the related use of the premodern world theatre topos. It will do so through the discipline of comparative literature.

The perspective of the dissertation is the identification of an alternative current in literary modernity. When most literary histories are written on the assumption that modernity is based on a rejection of the Middle Ages as ‘the wholly other’ of the same modernity, an identification of positive or constructive tradition of medievalisms at the heart of European dramatic canon problematizes such a macro-narrative of an absolute difference between the medieval and the modern.

Other research interests

Negotiating between the Antique, the Middle Ages and Modernity in Shakespeare

Northen European 20th century literature and its heterogenous modernity in Tom Kristensen, Martin A. Hansen and Thomas Mann.

German-Danish inspirations. See my book The Feverish Secrets of Life. A Literary Kinship Between Henrik Pontoppidan and Thomas Mann (in Danish)

Research areas

  • Historiography of Literature
  • Literary Epochs (from Classical Greek and Roman to Postmodernism)
  • Canon

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Research Output

At være alene og uden guder er døden: Ny biografi om Nietzsche er munter, medrivende og indimellem begavet – men ikke overbevisende

Vangshardt, R., 17. Apr 2020, In : Kristeligt Dagblad. sektion 2, p. 9

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - ReviewCommunication

Det historiske blik

Kluge, S., Kallenbach, U. & Vangshardt, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Aarhus Universitetsforlag.

Research output: Book/anthology/thesis/reportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

En latter i mørket, der stadig runger

Vangshardt, R., 2020, In : Kristeligt Dagblad. sektion 2, p. 3

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - ReviewCommunication

Et jubelår for Goethe – og nu kommer endnu en oversættelse

Vangshardt, R., 11. Apr 2020, In : Kristeligt Dagblad. Sektion 2 (Bøger & Kultur), p. 6

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

Had har skabt noget af verdens bedste litteratur

Vangshardt, R., 25. Apr 2020, In : Kristeligt Dagblad. sektion 2, p. 7

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - ReviewCommunication

Activities

Frelse og undergang. Henrik Pontoppidans Lykke Per

Rasmus Vangshardt (Guest lecturer)
4. Mar 2020

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

Res Cogitans (Journal)

Rasmus Vangshardt (Peer reviewer)
Mar 2020 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Female Histories: Women on Stage and Behind the Scenes in Premodern Spain

Rasmus Vangshardt (Organizer)
25. Feb 2020

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

Calderóns ästhetische Theodizee und das Theatrum Mundi des Feierns

Rasmus Vangshardt (Guest lecturer)
4. Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Tyskland 360 grader: Litteratur

Rasmus Vangshardt (Guest lecturer)
7. Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Projects

Histories. Assessing the Role of Aesthetics in the Historical Paradigm

Kluge, S., Vangshardt, R., Ladefoged Larn, A., Zirak-Schmidt, D. H., Dahl, C., Kristensen-McLachlan, R. D., Tessing Schneider, M. & Kewes, P.

01/02/202031/12/2023

Project: Research

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Press / Media

Salig er den, der kender sin livsrolle - selv hvis den er trist

Rasmus Vangshardt

13/03/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Salig er den, der kender sin livsrolle - selv hvis den er trist

Rasmus Vangshardt

13/03/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

CML’s Rasmus Vangshardt Wins Ministry‘s Elite Research Travel Grant

Rasmus Vangshardt

03/03/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Læs om de 20 EliteForsk-stipendiemodtagere

Rasmus Vangshardt

27/02/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Eliteforsk-stipendie gør os klogere på europæiske klassikere

Rasmus Vangshardt

27/02/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

EliteForsk-stipendiat 2020 / Elite Research Travel Grant

Rasmus Vangshardt (Recipient), 27. Feb 2020

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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Teaching & Supervision

Litterær analyse: Drama

Rasmus Vangshardt

04/02/202026/05/2020

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Litteratur- og kulturhistorie: 1500/1600-tallet

Rasmus Vangshardt

18/03/202007/05/2020

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Litteratur- og kulturhistorie: 1500/1600-tallet

Rasmus Vangshardt

01/02/201930/06/2019

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Fra Troja til Wien. Europa og litteraturhistoriens lange linjer

Rasmus Vangshardt

01/02/201930/06/2019

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Litteratur- og kulturhistorie: 1700/1800-tallet

Rasmus Vangshardt

01/09/201615/01/2017

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching