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.



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.

Gabriele de Seta - vinner av Prisen for unge forskere 2021

Exploring how artificial intelligence affects our lives

Social scientist Gabriele de Seta is looking at how we interact with digital media in everyday life. Now he is awarded the Prize for Young Researchers for his outstanding work.

New book
St. Sunniva – irsk dronning, norsk vernehelgen

St. Sunniva – Irish Queen and Norwegian Patron Saint

St. Sunniva has had an impact on Norwegian history, literature and art from the Middle Ages until today. A magnificent newly published book explores different aspects of the Sunniva character.

analysing social media
Jill Walker Rettberg

New method developed to analyse social media

Do you know where the personal data you leave behind in apps and on social media is used? A new method for analyzing data developed by Professor Jill Walker Rettberg helps identify precisely that.

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.