Rasmus Vangshardt

History & Comparative Literature

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20132020
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Personal profile

Curriculum

Academic CV

  • 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 2013 2020

Det historiske blik

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

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

Livets onde Strid. Silénsk visdom i Henrik Pontoppidans 'De Dødes Rige'

Vangshardt, R., 16. Jan 2020, Liget der blev oppe på jorden.: Nietzsche-receptionen i Norden. Skyum-Nielsen, E. (ed.). Hellerup: Forlaget Spring, p. 133-146 13 p.

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

Andersens evige Rom er metafysik for alle

Vangshardt, R., 3. Aug 2019, In : Kristeligt Dagblad. 2. sektion, p. 5

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

Antonio’s Sadness in the Stoic Theatrum Mundi of the Early Modern City

Vangshardt, R., 17. Jul 2019, In : Orbis Litterarum. 74, 4, p. 264-277

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Stoics
Modern Cities
Elizabethan Age
Comedy
The Merchant of Venice

Der er ikke kun krig i menneskenes hjerter

Vangshardt, R., 15. Jan 2019, In : Kristeligt Dagblad. sektion 1, p. 6

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - ReviewCommunication

Activities 2017 2020

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

Rasmus Vangshardt (Participant)
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

Tyskland 360 grader: Litteratur

Rasmus Vangshardt (Guest lecturer)
6. Nov 2019

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

'Rak mig saa ned, I hunde!' Johannes Holbeks Gesamtkunst mellem længsel og pessimisme

Rasmus Vangshardt (Guest lecturer)
25. Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Her er årets bedste bøger. Og årtiets

Rasmus Vangshardt

14/12/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Her er årets bedste bøger. Og årtiets

Rasmus Vangshardt

14/12/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

DR K: Bøger, der gør en forskel - Henrik Pontoppidan

Rasmus Vangshardt

03/09/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Pharaos Cigarer: Interview om 'De Dødes Rige'

Rasmus Vangshardt

27/07/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

En uge med eksistens og sommer

Rasmus Vangshardt

28/12/2018

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Teaching & Supervision

Litterær analyse: Drama

Rasmus Vangshardt

04/02/202026/05/2020

Course: Teaching