Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies

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The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies is a diverse department. 

Our research activities and studies encompass a broad range of academic disiplines dealing with linguistics, literature, aesthetic forms of expression, classics and digital culture.



Screenshot from "I Dreamt of Something Lost" by Florence Walker

Digital Culture students awarded with New Media Writing Prizes

Florence Walker og Emma Husa wins – and several others nominated.

Jill Walker Rettberg

ERC wants to see what shapes the stories AI tells us

Professor Jill Walker Rettberg receives an ERC Advanced Grant to see how narrative archetypes influence the future of artificial intelligence.

Researchers to watch
Ingrid Halland’s keynote lecture ‘Towards Deep Surfaces’ at the symposium Living Prototypes at Aedes Architekturforum, Berlin (2022). Photo: Aedes Architekturforum

"Sustainability needs to look different"

Ingrid Halland is convinced that the materials of a more sustainable future cannot mimic the aesthetics belonging to the paradigms we must leave behind.

Research grants
Scott Rettberg og Ingrid Halland

Millions granted to humanities research

Professor Scott Rettberg and associate professor Ingrid Halland receive 12 million each from the Research Council of Norway for projects at the intersection between technology and aesthetics.

Courses for exchange students

Courses for exchange students encompass amongst other studies in Linguistics, Digital Culture, Art History and Nordic language studies. You may find a complete list of courses for exchange students here.

Admission of exchange students

International students can apply as exchange students if they are nominated by their home universities for a period of study abroad (1 or 2 semesters). Please read more about admission of exchange students here.