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Randi Synnøve Koppen

Professor, Engelsk litteratur
  • E-postRandi.Koppen@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 23 68+47 976 72 468
  • Besøksadresse
    HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen


  • Virginia Woolf and British modernism
  • Leonard Woolf, colonialism and totalitarianism
  • Modernism and colonialism
  • Fashion and literary modernity
  • Literature and science
  • Performance and performativity
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Gender in performance


Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2019. The Work of the Witness: Leonard Woolf, Imperialism, and Totalitarianism. Partial Answers. 209-226.
  • 2017. “We are ourselves fremdsprachig”: Foreign Literature Studies in the Twenty-First Century . Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies (BeLLS). 87-102.
  • 1998. Psychoanalytic Enactments: Adrienne Kennedy´s Stagings of Memory. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies.
  • 1997. Formalism and the Return to the Body: Stein´s and Fornes´s Aesthetic of Significant Form. New Literary History. 791-809.
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
  • 1998. Kroppen som tegn, tegnet som kropp. Om teater og kjønn.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • 2006. Real Bodies and the Psychology of Clothes: Three Guineas and the Limits of Sartorial Reasoning.
  • 2006. Fashioning Modern Bodies: Fashion, Body-Culture and Dress Reform in British Modernism.
  • 2006. Fashion and Literary Modernity.
  • 1997. Psychoanalytic Enactments: Adrienne Kennedy´s Stagings of Memory.
  • 2020. Virginia Woolf and the World of Books: the Centenary of the Hogarth Press. European Journal of English Studies (EJES). 100-101.
  • 2012. Samuel Beckett in Bergen. The Beckett Circle. 2 sider.
  • 2003. Virginia Woolfs Indiskresjoner og andre essays. Norsk Litteraturvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 153-157.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • 2017. Remaining Relevant: Modern Language Studies Today. University of Bergen.
  • 2011. The human and its limits : explorations in science, literature and the visual arts. Spartacus.
  • 2010. The Art of discovery : encounters in literature and science. Aarhus Universitetsforlag.
Vitenskapelig monografi
  • 2009. Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity.
  • 1997. Scenes of Infidelity: Feminism in the Theatre. Solum.
  • 2012. Popular science - Common Ground. A literary critique of Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene.
  • 1995. Scenes of infidelity : feminism in the theatre.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • 2020. ‘Down to the last button ... in the fashion of the hour’: Virginia Woolf and the Writer of Modern Fiction. 24 sider.
  • 2018. The Negress and the Bishop: On Marriage, Colonialism, and the Problem of Knowledge.
  • 2017. Remembering Ceylon: Leonard Woolf’s Colony in the Age of Extremism. 20 sider.
  • 2014. Rambling Round Words: Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Broadcasting. 17 sider.
  • 2014. "The Economy of Emotions: Sympathy and Sentimentality in Victorian Culture". 25 sider.
  • 2011. Men, Machines and Money: Samuel Butler's Erewhon (1871). 16 sider.
  • 2011. Introduction. 14 sider.
  • 2010. Re-thinking the "Performative Turn" : Fashioned Bodies, Sartorial Semiotics and the Performance of Culture, 1900-1930. 21 sider.
  • 2010. Modernism's Einstein: Wyndham Lewis and the Politics of Science Popularisation. 14 sider.
  • 2010. Mapping, Bridging, Quilting: Tracing the Relations between Literature and Science. 20 sider.
  • 2007. Real Bodies and the Psychology of Clothes: Three Guineas and the Limits of Sartorial Reasoning. 8 sider.
  • 2007. Kjønnsroller og performativt kjønn: feminisme og kjønnsteori i teatret. 6 sider.
  • 2006. Sartorial Adventures: Woolf and the (Other)Worldliness of Dress. 8 sider.
  • 2005. Sartorial Unitarianism: A Saloonkeeper´s Daughter and Nineteenth-Century Theories of Dress. 11 sider.
  • 2000. Gender and the Politics of Performance: Feminist Re/presentations. 17 sider.
  • 2004. Formalism and the Return to the Body: Stein´s and Fornes´s Aesthetic of Significant Form. 19 sider.
  • 2017. Editors’ Foreword. 7-8.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.


Scenes of Infidelity: Feminism in the Theatre (Solum Press, 1997)

Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity (Edinburgh University Press, 2009; pb. 2011). See



Edited collections (with Margareth Hagen and Margery Vibe Skagen)

The Art of Discovery: Encounters in Literature and Science (Aarhus University Press, 2010). See



The Human and Its Limits (Spartacus, 2011; forthcoming)

Scholarly articles

Professor Koppen has published internationally on literature and science, contemporary drama and modernist fiction. International publications include articles in Modern Drama (35, 1992) and New Literary History (28.4, 1997 and 32.2, 2001), as well as contributions to Woolf and the Art of Exploration and Woolfian Boundaries, Selected Papers of the Annual International Woolf Conferences in 2005 and 2006 (Clement University Press). Current projects are within Victorian fiction, addressing the role of emotion in the industrial novel (Dickens and Gaskell) and the human/machine interface (Samuel Butler).

Dr.art. in British Literature 1995. Professor of British Literature 2009.

  • Narrative, Memory, History: Reading Legacies of Totalitarianism 
  • Text, Action, Space: Performative language and topographical patterns as converging areas in modern drama, prose fiction and film. An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Aesthetic and Cultural Studies  http://www.uib.no/fg/teksthandlingrom