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Department of Language and Culture cassandra.falke@uit.no 77645726 +47 91 15 40 16 Tromsø SVHUM E 2008

Cassandra Falke


Worktitle

Professor in English literature

Job description

Cassandra Falke is a Professor of English Literature at UiT. She specializes in English romanticism and literary theory. Here books include Intersections in Christianity and Critical Theory (ed. 2010), Literature by the Working Class: English Autobiography, 1820-1848 (2013), The Phenomenology of Love and Reading  (2016; paperback 2018), Phenomenology of the Broken Body (co-ed 2019), and Wild Romanticism (co-ed, 2021). In articles and book chapters, she has also written about Romantic-period literature, class, education, contemporary phenomenology and the portrayal of violence in literature.   

She is the recipient of a Fulbright professorship, two NEH awards, and a Distinguished Professor designation for teaching. She led the NOH-HS funded network,  Interpreting Violence: Narrative, Ethics and Hermeneutics  and is a partner in the project Instrumental Narratives: The Limits of Storytelling and New Story-Critical Narrative Theory. She also led the project ReadRespond: Literature / History / Human Rights, an international, online reading initiative encouraging discussions of rights-engaged literature.  Falke is the President of the American Studies Association of Norway and leads UiT´s Interdisciplinary Phenomenology research group. Her current book projects are entitled Global Human Rights Fiction (Routledge 2023), Wise Passiveness: Being Receptive in the Romantic Period, and The Reader as Witness: Seeing Political Violence through Contemporary Novels. A list of recent publications may be viewed below.


  • Falke, Cassandra. "Hopes for Reading in the Era of Globalization". Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition 2021; Volum 21 (3). ISSN 1531-4200.s 505 - 520.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The reader as witness in contemporary global novels. Studia Phænomenologica 2021; Volum 21. ISSN 1582-5647.s 225 - 242.s doi: 10.5840/studphaen20212111.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Essentially the Greatest Poem: Teaching New Ways of Reading American Literature. Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) 2021; Volum 20 (2). ISSN 1502-7694.s 283 - 301.
  • Falke, Cassandra. A Local Habitation, Not a Name: Preserving Wildness in Wordsworth´s "Poems on the Naming of Places". Wordsworth Circle 2021; Volum 52 (3). ISSN 0043-8006.s 368 - 383.s doi: 10.1086/714909.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Wilding Europe and Childe Harold´s Pilgrimage. Routledge 2021 ISBN 978-0-367-49672-2.s 110 - 127.
  • Falke, Cassandra; Poetzsch, Markus. Introduction. Routledge 2021 ISBN 978-0-367-49672-2.s 1 - 15.
  • Falke, Cassandra. "Thinking with Birds: John Clare and the Phenomenology of Perception". Romanticism 2020; Volum 26 (2). ISSN 1354-991X.s 180 - 190.s doi: 10.3366/rom.2020.0463.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The Language of All Nations: Defining the Human Rights Novel. Novus Forlag 2020 ISBN 9788283900446.s 183 - 198.
  • Falke, Cassandra. "Robert Penn Warren: Poetry, Racism, and the Burden of History". Lexington Books 2019 ISBN 978-1-4985-5386-5.s 89 - 104.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Imaginary Landscapes: Sublime and Saturated Phenomena in ´Kubla Khan´and the Arab Dream. (fulltekst) Humanities 2019; Volum 8 (3). ISSN 2076-0787.s doi: 10.3390/h8030133.
  • Dahl, Espen; Falke, Cassandra; Eriksen, Thor Eirik. Introduction. Routledge 2019 ISBN 978-1-138-61600-4.s 1 - 10.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Negatively Capable Reading. Liverpool University Press 2019 ISBN 978-1786941817.s 101 - 115.s doi: 10.2307/j.ctvhn0df8.13.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Framing Embodiment in Violent Narratives. Routledge 2019 ISBN 978-1-138-61600-4.s 66 - 84.s doi: 10.4324/9780429462542-5.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Meaning It: Everyday Hermeneutics and the Language of Class in Literary Scholarship. Palgrave Macmillan 2018 ISBN 978-3-31996309-9.s 61 - 80.s doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-96310-5_4.
  • Falke, Cassandra. "Wandering in Fact and Fiction: Wordsworth´s Wanderer and Christopher Thomson". Modern Language Association of America 2018 ISBN 9781603293471.s 194 - 201.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Frankenstein's Reader as Judge and Confidant. Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 2018; Volum 28 (56). ISSN 0862-8424.s 60 - 70.
  • Falke, Cassandra; Hanssen, Jessica Allen. Frankenstein at 200: Introduction. Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 2018; Volum 28 (56). ISSN 0862-8424.s 1 - 6.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Taming Wild Readers: Caleb Williams and the Outlaw Tradition. Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018 ISBN 978-1-5275-0361-8.s 170 - 188.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Leserens kall. Novus Forlag 2018 ISBN 978-82-8390-005-7.s 227 - 244.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Byron´s Corsair and the Boundaries of Sympathy. Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms 2017; Volum 6. ISSN 2245-599X.s doi: 10.14220/jsor.2017.06.33.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Everything is Own: Readers, Freedom and Class. Novus Forlag 2017 ISBN 978-82-7099-900-2.s 197 - 208.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Love Without Bodies. Rowman & Littlefield International 2017 ISBN 9781786605351.s 135 - 150.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Reading Terror: Imagining Violent Acts through the Rational or Narrative Sublime. Routledge 2017 ISBN 978-1-315-26501-8.s 253 - 266.
  • Falke, Cassandra. On the morality of immoral fiction: Reading newgate novels, 1830-1848. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 2016; Volum 38 (3). ISSN 0890-5495.s 183 - 193.s doi: 10.1080/08905495.2016.1159810.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Byron´s Cain and Romantic Education. (fulltekst) Romantic Circles Praxis Series 2016. ISSN 1528-8129.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Sketches and Fragments: John Clare’s Tentative Lives. The John Clare Society Journal 2012; Volum 31. ISSN 1356-7128.s 25 - 41.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Love and Reading: Fugitive Pieces as Idol and Icon. Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal 2012; Volum 11 (2). ISSN 1547-0474.s 12 - 23.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Good Reading: The Ethics of Christian Literary Theory. Palgrave Macmillan 2010 ISBN 0230234801.s 46 - 56.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Introduction. Palgrave Macmillan 2010 ISBN 0230234801.s 1 - 10.
  • Falke, Cassandra. John Henry Newman and Today's Liberal Arts Community. Modern Language Studies 2006; Volum 36 (1). ISSN 0047-7729.s 54 - 60.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The Sin of the Ancient Mariner. Lamar Journal of the Humanities 2004; Volum xxix (1). ISSN 0275-410X.s 5 - 13.
  • Falke, Cassandra; poetzsch, markus. Wild Romanticism. Routledge 2021 ISBN 978-0-367-49672-2.s 110 - 127.
  • Dahl, Espen; Falke, Cassandra; Eriksen, Thor Eirik. Phenomenology of the Broken Body. (data) Routledge 2019 ISBN 978-1-138-61600-4.s 29 - 48.s doi: 10.4324/9780429462542-2.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The Phenomenology of Love and Reading. (data) Bloomsbury Academic 2016 ISBN 9781628926484.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Literature by the Working Class; English Autobiographies, 1820-1848. Cambria Press 2013 ISBN 1604978457.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Intersections in Christianity and Critical Theory. Palgrave Macmillan 2010 ISBN 0230234801.s 1 - 10.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Story Migration and Migrant Stories: Imagining Global Communities. Frontiers and migration: Approaches and methods in research and education 2021-08-18 - 2021-08-24 2021.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Waiting for Friends in the Romantic Period. Interanational Conference on Romanticism 2021-10-14 - 2021-10-16 2021.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Wise Passiveness: The Phenomenology of Reception in Romantic Poetry. Wise Passiveness: The Phenomenology of Reception in Romantic Poetry 2021-10-12 - 2021-10-12 2021.
  • Falke, Cassandra. A Local Habitation, Not a Name: Preserving Wildness in Wordsworth´s Poems on the Naming of Places. Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2021-01-07 - 2021-01-10 2021.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Working-Class Autobiography and the Blank in Romantic Literature. International Conference on Romanticism 2019-07-31 - 2019-08-02 2019.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Frankenstein´s Reader as Judge or Confidant. Frankenstein: Emancipatory Narrative and the Role of the Reader 2019-03-12 - 2019-03-13 2019.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Barefoot Saints and Chestnut Trees: On the Christian Imagination as Such. Imagining Christianity: A Phenomenological Discussion 2019-05-03 - 2019-05-04 2019.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Violence in 21st-Century Historical Fiction. Hermeneutics of Violence 2019-08-27 - 2019-08-29 2019.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Not Knowing What We Love. Love: Contemporary Perspectives in Literature, Philosophy and Theology 2019-09-06 - 2019-09-08 2019.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The Language of All Nations: Defining Human Rights Fiction. Research and Human Rights 2019-09-26 - 2019-09-27 2019.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Thinking with Birds: John Clare and the Phenomenology of Perception. Centre for John Clare Studies Lecture 2018-11-20 - 2018-11-20 2018.
  • Falke, Cassandra. "Clare´s Small Birds and the Vulnerable Self". International Conference on Romanticism 2017: Romantic (In)Security 2017-10-26 - 2017-10-28 2017.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Framing Embodiment in Violent Narratives. Phenomenology and the Broken Body 2017-05-23 - 2017-05-23 2017.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The Phenomenology of Love and Reading. Public Lecture: The Phenomenology of Love and Reading 2017-10-23 - 2017-10-24 2017.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Something Hidden: Phenomenology, Love and Education. Culture and Education Summer Seminar 2017-06-08 - 2017-06-08 2017.
  • Falke, Cassandra. The Reader´s Vocation. Kunst, kall og kropp 2017-01-19 - 2017-01-20 2017.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Jean-Luc Marion and the Phenomenology of Love and Reading. Phenomenology and Bodies of Knowledge Seminar 2016-11-25 - 2016-11-25 2016.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Everything its Own: Readers, Freedom and Class. The Future of Literary Studies 2016-06-14 - 2016-06-15 2016.
  • Falke, Cassandra. ‘How Can Phenomenology Clarify the Relationship between Literature and Embodied Life?’. Cross-Disciplinary Phenomenology: A Readiness for the Questionable 2016-06-24 - 2016-06-24 2016.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Reading Terror in the Romantic Sublime. International Conference on Romanticism 2016-10-20 - 2016-10-23 2016.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Love Without Bodies. Breached Horizons: The Work of Jean-Luc Marion 2015-03-27 - 2015-03-29 2015.
  • Falke, Cassandra. Byron’s Corsair and the Boundaries of Sympathy. International Conference on Romanticism 2014-09-25 - 2014-09-28 2014.
  • Falke, Cassandra. One Face in Painting and in Person. Face, Faces, The Phenomenology of Face 2014-10-19 - 2014-10-22 2014.
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    Publications outside Cristin

    Books

    Global Human Rights Fiction. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming 2023.

    Interpreting Violence: Narrative, Ethics, and Hermeneutics  (ed. with Hanna Meretoja and Victoria Fareld). New York: Routledge, Forthcoming 2022.

    Wild Romanticism (ed. With Markus Poetzsch). New York: Routledge, 2021.

    Phenomenology of the Broken Body (ed. With Espen Dahl and Thor Eirik Eriksen). New York: Routledge, 2019. 

    The Phenomenology of Love and Reading . New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. Paperback, 2018.

    Literature by the Working Class: English Autobiography, 1820-1848  . Amherst: Cambria, 2013.

    Intersections in Christianity and Critical Theory, ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

     

    Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters (last five years)

    "Essentially the Greatest Poem: Teaching New Ways of Reading American Literature." Nordic Journal of English Studies. Special Issue: Developments in English Literary Studies in Nordic Higher Education. Katharina Dodou and David Gray. 20. 2: 283-301.

    "The Reader as Witness in Contemporary Global Novels" Studia Phænomenologica. 21 (2021): 225-242.

    "A Local Habitation, not a Name: The Preservation of Wildness in Wordsworth's Poems on the Naming of Places." The Wordsworth Circle. Special Issue: Romanticism and Wilderness. Oath. James McKusick. 52.3 (2021): 368-383.

    "Hopes for Reading in the Era of Globalization." Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 21. 3 (2021): 505-520. 

    "Childe Harold: Wilding Europe." Wild Romanticism. Routledge, 2021. 110-127.

    "Introduction." Wild Romanticism with Markus Poetzsch. Routledge, 2021. 1-15.

    "The Language of All Nations: Defining the Human Rights Novel." Research and Human Rights. Ed. Jakob Lothe. Novus, 2020. 183-198.

    "Not Knowing What We Love." Translated into Turkish by Abukadir Filiz. Special issue on the Philosophy of Love. Sabah Ülkesi 65 (2020)

    "Thinking with Birds: John Clare and the Phenomenology of Perception" Romanticism. 26.2 (2020): 180-190.

    "Imaginary Landscapes: Sublime and Saturated Phenomena in" Kubla Khan" and the Arab Dream." Humanities (August 2019)

    "Negatively Capable Reading." Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives. Eds. Brian Rejack and Michael Theune. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019. 79-92.

    “Framing Embodiment in Violent Narratives” in Phenomenology of the Broken Body. London: Routledge, 2019. 66-84.

    "Introduction." Phenomenology of the Broken Body with Espen Dahl and Thor Eirik Eriksen. Routledge, 2019. 1-10.

    "Robert Penn Warren: Poetry, Racism, and the Burden of History." Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History. Ed. James Rovira. Lexington, 2019. 89-104.

    "Meaning It: Everyday Hermeneutics and the Language of Class in Literary Scholarship" in Working-Class Writing: Theory and Practice.  Ed. Ben Clarke and Nick Hubble. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018. 61-80.

    "Wandering in Fact and Fiction: William Wordsworth and Christopher Thomson" in Teaching Labor Class Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.  Ed. William Christmas and Kevin Binfield. Modern Language Association, 2018. 194-201

    “Taming Wild Readers: Caleb Williams and the Outlaw Tradition” in Transgressive Romanticism. Ed. Larry Peer. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018. 170-188.

    "Byron's Corsair and the Boundaries of Sympathy" Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms. 6(2017).

    "Everything is Own: Readers, Freedom and Class" in The Future of Literary Studies. Ed. Jakob Lothe. Oslo: Novus, 2017.

    "Reading Terror: Imagining Violent Acts through the Rational or Narrative Sublime" in Storytelling and Ethics: Historical Imagination in Contemporary Literature and Visual Arts. Eds. Hanna Meretoja and Colin Davis. London: Routledge, 2017.

    "Love Without Bodies" in Breached Horizons: The Work of Jean-Luc Marion. Eds. Antonio Calcogno and Stephen Lofts. London: Rowan & Littlefield, 2017. 

    "Byron's Cain and Romantic Education" in Romantic Education: Romantic Pedagogies and New Approaches to Teaching Romanticism. Eds. Suzanne Barnett and Katherine Bennett Gustafson. Romantic Circles. 2016. 

    "On the Morality of Immoral Fiction: Reading Newgate Novels, 1830-1842" Nineteenth Century Contexts 38.3 (July 2016).


    Research interests

    • English Romanticism
    • Literary Theory
    • Ethics of Reading, especially in relation to violence
    • Phenomenology

    Teaching

     

    Courses offered 2016-2021:

    • ENG 1122: Introduction to Literature
    • ENG 2106: Villains in Literature
    • ENG 2115: Romanticism 
    • ENG 3102: The Development of the Novel
    • ENG 3122: The Novel after the Death of the Novel
    • ENG 3192: Literary and Cultural Theory
    • ENG 3194: Contemporary Fiction (Human Rights Novels)
    • Master´s Thesis Writing Seminar 

    Topics for masters supervision include:

    • English Romanticism
    • Ethics and Literary Form
    • Human Rights and Representing History in the Novel



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