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Dr Elettra Carbone

Teaching Fellow in Norwegian

& Editorial Assistant (Norvik Press)


Elettra profile

Research interests and activities:

I currently work as Teaching Fellow in Norwegian at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, UCL, and as Editorial Assistant for Norvik Press Ltd, UCL.

I completed my PhD in Scandinavian Studies at UCL in February 2011. My thesis, Nordic Italies examines representations of Italy in Nordic Literatures written between the 1830s and the 1910s. I also hold an MA in Comparative Literature and a BA in Scandinavian Studies with Management Studies, both from UCL.

In the course of the past two years, I worked as a postdoc fellow (Knowledge Transfer Associate) for UCL Advances (the UCL Centre for Entrepreneurship and Business Interaction), examining the challenges faced by small publishing companies specialised in the Humanities and exploring new potential ways of cooperation between small publishing companies like Norvik Press and the higher education sector. I have also published a number of academic articles related to the topic of my PhD thesis and taught on various aspects of Scandinavian literature and culture at UCL.

Recent publications:

  • Carbone, Elettra and Giuliano D’Amico. Lyset kommer fra sør. Oslo: Gyldendal, 2011.
  • ‘Postmodernism in literature’. In: Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Nordic Culture, Helena Forsås-Scott, Mary Hilson & Titus Hjelm (eds.), London: Hurst & Co., 2013 (forthcoming).
  • 'Sigbjørn Obstfelder' and 'Holger Drachmann', in: Stephen Ross (ed.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2013 (forthcoming).
  • ‘«Jeg vil med!»: om reiselyst og hjemlengsel i Bjørnsons komedie Geografi og kjærlighet’, in: G. D’Amico, L. Bliksrud, S. Grindheim, P. Aaslestad & A. Åslund (eds.) (2013), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket.
  • ‘The Artist as a Young Man: August Strindberg’s I Rom’, Swedish Book Review (2012: 2).
  • ‘Renzo and Lucia at Det Kongelige Teater: from Alessandro Manzoni’s novel I promessi sposi to Hans Christian Andersen’s operetta Brylluppet ved Como-Søen’, paper given at IASS 2010.
  • ‘Historical pastiches: representation of aspects of the Italian history in Signora Luna by Carl Jonas Love Almqvist and Canzio by Aleksis Kivi’. In: Atti dell’VIII Convegno di Studi Scandinavi. Quaderni di Acme, Milan: Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, 2010.
  • 'Canzio and Canzio: intertexuality in Aleksis Kivi’s Canzio and the formative process of its protagonist'. In: North-West Passage. Yearly Review of the Centre for Northern Performing Arts Studies, University of Turin, Bari: Edizioni di Pagina, December 2010.
  • ‘Consistere and muoversi: the meeting of human being and statue in Henrik Ibsen’s Når vi døde vågner and Luigi Pirandello’s Diana e la Tuda’. In: Scandinavica 48, Autumn 2009: 6-24.


My courses (2012-2013):

SCAN1003 – Basic Norwegian (Moodle course)

SCAN2003 – Intermediate Norwegian (Moodle course)

SCAN4003 – Advanced Norwegian (Moodle course)

SCAN4006 – Advanced Project Work in Norwegian

SCAN4007 – Translation from the Scandinavian Languages (Norwegian)

Curriculum vitae:

2012 - : Language Tutor, UCL Language Centre  

2011 - : Editorial Assistant, Norvik Press, UCL.

2011: MBA course ‘New Venture Development’, London Business School.

2011: Knowledge Transfer Associate, UCL Advances and Norvik Press Ltd).

2011: PhD in Scandinavian Studies, University College London.

2009 - 2011: Postgraduate teaching assistant at UCL (Department of Scandinavian Studies and MA in Comparative Literature), part-time.

2008 - 2011: Arts and Humanities Section Editor for Sophia Magazine, UCL.

2007: MA Comparative Literature, University College London, Distinction.

2006: BA Scandinavian Studies with Management Studies, University College London, First Class Honours.