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Jorunn Svensen Gjerden

Associate Professor
  • E-mailJorunn.Gjerden@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Nathalie Sarraute.

Marcel Proust.

Literature and ethics, focusing especially on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

Subjectivity and the novel.

Literary performativity (Jacques Derrida, J. Hillis Miller).

Postcolonial theory (Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Gayatri Spivak).

Contemporary French cinema (Abdellatif Kechiche).

French novels and short stories from the 17th to the 21th century, in particular Marcel Proust, Albert Camus and Nathalie Sarraute.

Medieval French literature.

Racine.

Autobiography.

Narrative theory and the novel as genre.

The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

Academic article
  • 2019. Voix, silences et colonialisme. Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies (BeLLS).
  • 2013. "Actes de langage dans La Princesse de Clèves". Arena Romanistica. 118-140.
  • 2012. "Éthique et perspectives postcoloniales : sujet, altérité, langage. Emmanuel Lévinas, Aimé Césaire et Édouard Glissant". Arena Romanistica. 52-75.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2014. Individu, altérité, histoire coloniale: figurations fictives de Sara Baartman, la 'Vénus Hottentote.
  • 2014. "De Sisyphe à la révolte : individu et communauté dans la philosophie de Camus".
  • 2012. "Etikk og litteratur hos Emmanuel Lévinas". Innledningsforedrag til paneldebatt.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Brothers and keepers, strangers and assassins: expressions of (post)colonial exile in Kamel Daoud's Meursault, contre-enquête.
  • 2018. "Literary representations of exile and fatherland in colonial and postcolonial Algeria: Guy de Maupassant, Albert Camus, Kamel Daoud".
  • 2018. "Exile and Nomadism in French literature".
  • 2017. Voix, silences et colonialisme.
  • 2014. "The male gaze, the suffering female body and spectatorial involvement in Abdellatif Kechiche's Vénus noire and Carl Th. Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc".
  • 2013. From La Vénus Hottentote ou Haine aux Françaises (1814) to Vénus noire (2010): Recurrent veils, same silences?
  • 2012. Lévinas et le postcolonialisme.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2019. Exploring the Black Venus Figure in Aesthetic Practices. Brill Academic Publishers.
Academic monograph
  • 2007. Éthique et esthétique dans l'oeuvre de Nathalie Sarraute. Le paradoxe du sujet.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2006. Le paradoxe du sujet. Éthique et esthétique dans l’œuvre de Nathalie Sarraute (Subjektets paradoks. Etikk og estetikk i Nathalie Sarrautes forfatterskap).
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2019. Refiguring Black Venus. Preliminary Considerations. 18 pages.
  • 2019. Gazes, Faces, Hands: Othering Objectification and Spectatorial Surrender in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Vénus noire and Carl Th. Dreyer’s La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc.
  • 2017. Negociating Cinematic Staging of Colonial Past in the Blogosphere: Abellatif Kechiche's Vénus noire. 28 pages.
  • 2016. "The Hottentot Venus is Unavailable for Comment": Questioning Representation through Aesthetic Practices. 23 pages.
  • 2014. "Emotion, Knowledge, Alterity: Aesthetic Experience in Proust". 30 pages.
  • 2010. The Reader Address as Performativity in Nathalie Sarraute's L'Usage de la parole. 27 pages.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Individu, altérité, histoire coloniale : représentations fictives de Sara Baartman, la «Vénus Hottentote» (Individual, alterity, colonial history: Fictional representations of Sara Baartman, "The Hottentot Venus").

Individual postdoc project (2014-2017) intiated by a cooperation with Associate Professor Zeljka Svrljuga (IF), Associate Professor Kari Jegerstedt (SKOK) and Phd Nafeesa Nichols (IF) on Sara Baartman and the trope of Black Venus.

Together, we organized the conference "Black Venus" in Bergen 10-11 April 2014: http://www.uib.no/fremmedsprak/71202/konferansen-black-venus-body-desire-figuration-and-narrative

 

 

TAS, «Text, Action, Space». Performative language and topographical patterns as converging areas in modern drama, prose fiction and film.

Inter-disciplinary international research group organized by Professor Lars Sætre (LLE, UiB, project leader), Professor Svend Erik Larsen (Aarhus Universitet), Professor Patrizia Lombardo (Université de Genève) and Postdoc Julien Zanetta (Université de Genève).

TAS phase III, launched in the autumn of 2014, has the title "Exploring Texts, Media and Memory". http://www.folk.uib.no/hlils/tasweb/