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Randi Synnøve Koppen

Professor, Engelsk litteratur
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    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
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). The Loose Mass, The Open Society, and the Co-operative Commonwealth: Altermodernities Between the Wars. Modernism/Modernity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). The Work of the Witness: Leonard Woolf, Imperialism, and Totalitarianism. Partial Answers. 209-226.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). “We are ourselves fremdsprachig”: Foreign Literature Studies in the Twenty-First Century . Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies (BeLLS). 87-102.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1998). Psychoanalytic Enactments: Adrienne Kennedy´s Stagings of Memory. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1997). Formalism and the Return to the Body: Stein´s and Fornes´s Aesthetic of Significant Form. New Literary History. 791-809.
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1998). Kroppen som tegn, tegnet som kropp. Om teater og kjønn.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Real Bodies and the Psychology of Clothes: Three Guineas and the Limits of Sartorial Reasoning.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Fashioning Modern Bodies: Fashion, Body-Culture and Dress Reform in British Modernism.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Fashion and Literary Modernity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1997). Psychoanalytic Enactments: Adrienne Kennedy´s Stagings of Memory.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Virginia Woolf and the World of Books: the Centenary of the Hogarth Press. European Journal of English Studies (EJES). 100-101.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Samuel Beckett in Bergen. The Beckett Circle. 2 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). Virginia Woolfs Indiskresjoner og andre essays. Norsk Litteraturvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 153-157.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Remaining Relevant: Modern Language Studies Today. University of Bergen.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). The human and its limits : explorations in science, literature and the visual arts. Spartacus.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). The Art of discovery : encounters in literature and science. Aarhus Universitetsforlag.
Vitenskapelig monografi
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1997). Scenes of Infidelity: Feminism in the Theatre. Solum.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Popular science - Common Ground. A literary critique of Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1995). Scenes of infidelity : feminism in the theatre.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). ‘Down to the last button ... in the fashion of the hour’: Virginia Woolf and the Writer of Modern Fiction. 24 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). The Negress and the Bishop: On Marriage, Colonialism, and the Problem of Knowledge.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Remembering Ceylon: Leonard Woolf’s Colony in the Age of Extremism. 20 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Rambling Round Words: Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Broadcasting. 17 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). "The Economy of Emotions: Sympathy and Sentimentality in Victorian Culture". 25 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Men, Machines and Money: Samuel Butler's Erewhon (1871). 16 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Introduction. 14 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Re-thinking the "Performative Turn" : Fashioned Bodies, Sartorial Semiotics and the Performance of Culture, 1900-1930. 21 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Modernism's Einstein: Wyndham Lewis and the Politics of Science Popularisation. 14 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). Mapping, Bridging, Quilting: Tracing the Relations between Literature and Science. 20 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Real Bodies and the Psychology of Clothes: Three Guineas and the Limits of Sartorial Reasoning. 8 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Kjønnsroller og performativt kjønn: feminisme og kjønnsteori i teatret. 6 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Sartorial Adventures: Woolf and the (Other)Worldliness of Dress. 8 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Sartorial Unitarianism: A Saloonkeeper´s Daughter and Nineteenth-Century Theories of Dress. 11 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2000). Gender and the Politics of Performance: Feminist Re/presentations. 17 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Formalism and the Return to the Body: Stein´s and Fornes´s Aesthetic of Significant Form. 19 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (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).

  • 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  https://www.uib.no/fg/teksthandlingrom


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