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Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
I am currently writing a book about Scandinavian crime fiction and the welfare state for Bloomsbury Academic to be published in 2014.
My research falls within the fields of Scandinavian and Comparative Literature. My main interests are:
- Scandinavian crime fiction and the welfare state (literature & Society)
- Hans Christian Andersen and the periodical press (Book History & Publishing)
- Authorship, Henry James and Visual Culture (Authorship studies)
- Cosmopolitanism in Nordic literature since 1990 (World Literature)
- The representation of floods in contemporary film, literature and art (Environment & Culture)
- Digital media and memory studies
Visit My publications for a complete listing of my publications, and:
- View the programme for the 2013 symposium "Kierkegaard, the Uncanny and Nordic Noir";
- Read my article 'No Absolute Privacy: Henry James and the Ethics of Reading Authors' Letter';
- View the Scandinavica special issue on "Literature, Welfare and Well-Being".
- Listen to talks from the 2010 conference "Literature, Welfare and Wellbeing - The Poetics of the Scandinavian Welfare state".
I teach courses in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society, the Department of Scandinavian Studies, in the MA programmes in Comparative Literature and European Culture, and in the UCL BASc programme.
- SCAN1201 - Nordic Storytellers (Moodle course)
- SCAN2222 - Scandinavian Literature in Context (Moodle course)
- SCAN4203/SCANG015 - Nordic Literature in a Global World
- SCAN1303 - Histories and Cultures of the Nordic Region (seminar on Scandinavian Migration to North America)
- CLITG001 - Modern Literary Theory: Authorship
- EUROG004 - Topics in Cultural Studies: The City (seminars on "Water in the City of Words: Epidemics, Entropy and the Environment")
- ELCSG001 - Language, Culture and History (seminars on "Collective Identities")
In my teaching practice I am finding ways to work with digital literacy, and with various ways in which digital media, social media and distance learning can be used to enhance the learning and teaching experience. Examples of my work with digital learning are:
- CLITG004 - Memory and Literature in a Globalised Culture (Spring 2009/2010). Visit the tutor's blog;
- Resources for Teaching Scandinavian Languages in the Digital Classroom;
- UCL TILT conference presentation: "Teaching Comparative Literature in a Virtual and Transnational Classroom" (with Prof. Svend Erik Larsen). View Lecturecast (beginning with slide 33).
- Literacies and Learning - UCL Teaching & Learning Network presentation: "Blogging Comparative Literature"
- 2009: "Multilingualism and Cosmopolitan Citizenship in Europe: Challenges and directions in teaching and learning less commonly taught languages".Multilingualism: Policy, Practice and Teaching, Jean Monnet Lecture at Università degli Studi di Catania. (See slides)
- UCL Provost's Teaching Award
Public Engagement and Knowledge Transfer
- 2013: UCL Lunch Hour Lecture on Scandinavian Crime Fiction and the End of the Welfare State (YouTube; SoundCloud)
- 2011: Public Engagement UCL Beacon Bursary for the project Nordic Noir: The Scandinavian Crime Fiction Book Club
- 2010: Interviewed for the TV documentary Nordic Noir: The Story of Scandinavian Crime Fiction (aired December 20th, 2010 at 9:00pm on BBC4)
- 2010: Presenter at Bright Club Ink
2010-2012: SELCS Undergraduate Tutor
2010 - : Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature, Scandinavian Studies, SELCS, UCL
2007-2010: UCL Teaching Fellow in Danish, Scandinavian Studies
2007: PhD, Department of Language, Literature and Culture, Aarhus University
2006: Visiting research student at the UCL Department of English
2001-2004: Visiting Lecturer in Danish at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington
2000-2001: Lecturer in Danish at Holbaek Teacher's College.
1999: Amanuensis in Comparative Literature at Aarhus University
1998: MA (cand.mag.) in Comparative Literature and English from University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University
1996-1997: Fulbright Fellow at University of Illinois, Chicago
1995: BA in Comparative Literature, Aarhus University