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Jorunn Svensen Gjerden

Postdoctoral fellow
  • E-mailJorunn.Gjerden@uib.no
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    HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7
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    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.

Books
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2007. Éthique et esthétique dans l'oeuvre de Nathalie Sarraute. Le paradoxe du sujet. L'Harmattan. 252 pages. ISBN: 978-82-560-1588-7.
Journal articles
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2013. "Actes de langage dans La Princesse de Clèves". Arena Romanistica. 13: 118-140.
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2012. "Éthique et perspectives postcoloniales : sujet, altérité, langage. Emmanuel Lévinas, Aimé Césaire et Édouard Glissant". Arena Romanistica. 11: 52-75.
Reports and theses
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2006. Le paradoxe du sujet. Éthique et esthétique dans l’œuvre de Nathalie Sarraute (Subjektets paradoks. Etikk og estetikk i Nathalie Sarrautes forfatterskap).
Book sections
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2017. Negociating Cinematic Staging of Colonial Past in the Blogosphere: Abellatif Kechiche's Vénus noire. Kapittel, pages 115-142. In:
    • Sætre, Lars; Lombardo, Patrizia; Linkis, Sara Tanderup. 2017. Exploring Text, Media, and Memory. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 540 pages. ISBN: 978 87 7184 387 3.
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen; Jegerstedt, Kari; Svrljuga, Zeljka. 2016. "The Hottentot Venus is Unavailable for Comment": Questioning Representation through Aesthetic Practices. IV, 13, pages 281-303. In:
    • Danielsen, Hilde; Jegerstedt, Kari; Muriaas, Ragnhild Louise; Ytre-Arne, Brita. 2016. Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137517647.
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2014. "Emotion, Knowledge, Alterity: Aesthetic Experience in Proust". 12, pages 295-324. In:
    • Sætre, Lars; Lombardo, Patrizia; Zanetta, Julien. 2014. Exploring Text and Emotions. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 449 pages. ISBN: 978 87 7934 558 4.
  • Gjerden, Jorunn Svensen. 2010. The Reader Address as Performativity in Nathalie Sarraute's L'Usage de la parole. Part 2: Explorations, pages 367-393. In:
    • Sætre, Lars; Lombardo, Patrizia; Gullestad, Anders Marcussen. 2010. Exploring Textual Action. Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 439 pages. ISBN: 9788779344600.

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/