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As a UCL Mellon Fellow Claire was researching Identities and Culture in Europe with particular focus on the role of the visual arts and literary genres in shaping and representing nationhood and sovereignty.
Claire was born and educated in Scotland, and has also studied in Belgium and Denmark. Before coming to UCL, Claire was the Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies & Danish at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
- The construction of nationness in narrative: how literature,
film and other media, especially hybrid genres and formally experimental
texts, represent and re-negotiate the space and time of the nation
relationship between historiography and fiction in national
- The connections between the postnational, the posthistorical
and the posthuman in literature and film
- The role of the human
body in reading, viewing and performing nationness
- The textual
representation of regional language varieties, and their translation
- 'It's All About Snow: Limning the Posthuman Body in Tarkovsky's Solaris and Vinterberg's It's All About Love'. Forthcoming 2007 in New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Cinema.
- '"En tredjedel gud, en tredjedel dyr, og en tredjedel menneske": Peter Høegs posthumane kroppe'. Invited contribution to Synsvinkler: Tidsskrift for nordisk litteratur og sprog (May 2007: theme issue on Peter Høeg)
- 'Narratives and Fictions of Empire: Denmark' in Poddar, Prem, Rajeev Patke and Lars Jensen (eds): A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in Continental Europe and its Empires. Forthcoming 2007, Edinburgh University Press
- 'The Tale-End of History: Literary Form, Historiography, and the Danish (Post)national Imagination' in Mole, Richard (ed.): Discourse, Identity and Politics in Europe. Forthcoming 2007, London: Palgrave Macmillan
- '"A Land of Machines": On Time, Technology and Otherness in some Tales by H.C. Andersen', in Renton, Jennie (ed.): Textualities 1: Magic Afoot, May 2006 More ...
- Northern Constellations: New Readings in Nordic Cinema, C. Claire Thomson (ed) Norwich : Norvik Press (2006). More ...
- Guest editor, Scandinavica 44:2 (November 2005): theme issue on Nordic National Narratives:
- 'Introduction: Re-imagining Nordic National Narratives' 131-142
- 'Walking in the City, Mapping the World: Migrational Spaces in Peer Hultberg's Byen og verden' 203-228
- ‘Stille eksistenser: Silence, Landscape and Language in Fiction by Warner, Greig and Grønfeldt’ in Thomsen, Bjarne Thorup et al (eds): Centring on the Peripheries, Norwich, Norvik Press, forthcoming 2006
- ' "En usynlig krop”: Transgressing the Boundaries of the Body in Vibeke Grønfeldt’s Mulighedernes land and I dag’, in Forsås-Scott, H. (ed.): Gender, Power, Text. Scandinavian Culture in the Twentieth Century. Norvik Press, Norwich. More ...
- ' "Slainte, I goes and he says his word": Morvern Callar Undergoes the Trial of the Foreign', in Language and Literature 13:1, January 2004
- Separate biblio-biographical articles on N.F.S.Grundtvig, B.S.Ingemann, A.Oehlenschläger, F.Paludan-Müller and Romantic Nationalism, in Murray, C.J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, 2003
- ' "Vi æder vores eget lort": Scatology and Eschatology in Peter Høeg's Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede' in Scandinavica 41:1, May 2002
- ' "My Water of Leith Runs Through a Double City": Cityscape and Mindscape in the Poetry of Norman MacCaig and Klaus Rifbjerg' in Northern Studies: The Journal of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies 34, 1999
Papers and presentations
- 'Mother / Nature: Body and Wilderness in Carl Th. Dreyer's Ordet and Lars von Trier's Medea'. UCL Scandinavian Studies Research Seminar, 13 December 2006.
- 'Beyond the Heath, Beyond the Human: The Hybrid Cartographies of Blicher, Brixvold et al.'
International Association for Scandinavian Studies: Borders in Nordic Literature. Åbo Akademi, Finland, 7-12 August 2006
- "One-Third God, One-Third Animal, and One-Third Human": Peter Høeg's Posthuman Bodies.' Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies. Oxford, University of Mississippi, 4-6 May 2006
- 'Corridors of State: Migrational Bodies, Buildings and Nations in Ali Smith's Hotel World and Lena Andersson's Du är alltså svensk?'
Invited Comparative Literature Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 16 March 2006
- 'Sculptures and Cyborgs: Mapping the Body Across Languages'
Invited Translation Studies Seminar, University of East Anglia, 8 February 2006
- 'Photography, Nationness and Narrative'.
Paper presented at the conference Multimodal Texts: Engaging
Sign Systems. University of Portsmouth, 21-22 October 2005
Resistance: Practices of Writing and Reading (in) an Occupied
Paper presented at the conference Material Cultures and the
Creation of Knowledge, University of Edinburgh, 22-24 July
- 'The Tale-End of History: Historiography, Literary
Form, and the Danish (Post)national Imagination.'
Paper presented at the symposium Discourse, Identity and
Politics in Europe, University College London, 16 April
- ‘A Land of Machines:
Technology and Otherness in Some Tales by H C Andersen.'
Paper presented at the symposium Connecting Cultures.
The International Hans Christian Andersen. University
11-12 March 2005
- ‘Out of Intertext: Mappings and Memories in the Fiction
of Karen Blixen and Peter Høeg’, UCL/SOAS AHRB Centre
for Asian and African Literatures.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London,
21 February 2005
- ‘The Most Photographed Town Hall in Ulfborg-Vemb: Fabrications
of Space, Sovereignty and Narrative in a Small Nation’,UCL
Mellon Seminar Series: Identities and Culture in Europe.
- 'Fra fællesskab til fælles rum: Andethed betragtet
som et rumligt problem i 1990ernes Danmarkshistorier’ [From
community to common space: otherness as a spatial problem in
Danish historiographical novels of the 1990s]. Plenary lecture,
Andethedsforestillinger i moderne nordisk litteratur [Representations
of otherness in contemporary Nordic literature]
Vilnius, Lithuania, November 2003
- ‘ “She Who Hangs Out in Cemeteries”: A Heterotopology
of the Buffyverse’, Blood, Text and Fears. Reading Around
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
UEA, October 2002
- ‘Blethers and Clypes: Can Scots Translate Heteroglossia?’,
British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School
College, Cambridge, July 2002
Fishwives and Schoolboys: Danish History Told From the Margins’,
Gender, Power, Text. Scandinavian Culture in the Twentieth Century
- Stille eksistenser: Silence, Language and Landscape in Grønfeldt,
Greig and Warner’,Centring on the Peripheries
of Edinburgh, March 2002
- ‘Jarring Witnesses: Translating Danish History’,
European Studies Research Institute
University of Salford, March
- ‘ “Otherside”: Morvern Callar in Danish and
Swedish Translation’, British Centre for Literary Translation
- ‘Re-cycling the Century: Baudrillard's L'Illusion de
la fin and Høeg's Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede’,
UK Nordic Literature Group,
UEA, November 2001
- ‘Absolute Space: Mapping and Memory in Fridriksson’s
Cold Fever and August’s Smilla's Feeling for Snow’,
Film and TV Studies Research Seminar
UEA, October 2001
- ‘City and World in the novels of Peter Høeg and
Peer Hultberg’, UK Nordic Literature Group
- ‘Danish Literature: Still Out in the Cold? Miss Smilla
as a Foreignising Translation’, Beyond Boundaries II: New
Europe - Pan-Europe? European Studies Research Institute
of Salford, February 1999
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