Bilde av Falke, Cassandra
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Bilde av Falke, Cassandra
Department of Language and Culture cassandra.falke@uit.no +4777645726 +4791154016 Tromsø SVHUM E 2008

Cassandra Falke


Professor in English literature, Section Leader English Literature, Program Coordinator (BA English, MA English Literature, 8-13 Education in English)

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 was the President of the American Studies Association of Norway from 2018-2022 and leads UiT´s Interdisciplinary Phenomenology research group. She also leads the English literature section and coordinates the English BA and international MA in English Literature programs. 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 in Cristin and in "Other Publications."


  • Cassandra Falke :
    Interpreting Violence, Violent Interpretations: Introduction
    Routledge 2023
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Witnessing Extremity in Violent Narratives in Literature and Humanitarian Discourse
    Routledge 2023
  • Cassandra Falke :
    The reader as witness in contemporary global novels
    Studia Phænomenologica 2021 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    A Local Habitation, Not a Name: Preserving Wildness in Wordsworth´s "Poems on the Naming of Places"
    Wordsworth Circle 2021 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Wilding Europe and Childe Harold´s Pilgrimage
    Routledge 2021
  • Cassandra Falke, Markus Poetzsch :
    Introduction
    Routledge 2021
  • Cassandra Falke :
    "Hopes for Reading in the Era of Globalization"
    Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition 2021 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Essentially the Greatest Poem: Teaching New Ways of Reading American Literature
    Nordic Journal of English Studies (NJES) 2021 ARKIV
  • Cassandra Falke :
    The Language of All Nations: Defining the Human Rights Novel
    Novus Forlag 2020
  • Cassandra Falke :
    "Thinking with Birds: John Clare and the Phenomenology of Perception"
    Romanticism 2020 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Framing Embodiment in Violent Narratives
    Routledge 2019 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Imaginary Landscapes: Sublime and Saturated Phenomena in ´Kubla Khan´and the Arab Dream
    Humanities 2019 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Negatively Capable Reading
    Liverpool University Press 2019 DOI
  • Espen Dahl, Cassandra Falke, Thor Eirik Eriksen :
    Introduction
    Routledge 2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    "Robert Penn Warren: Poetry, Racism, and the Burden of History"
    Lexington Books 2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    "Wandering in Fact and Fiction: Wordsworth´s Wanderer and Christopher Thomson"
    Modern Language Association of America 2018
  • Cassandra Falke, Jessica Allen Hanssen :
    Frankenstein at 200: Introduction
    Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 2018 ARKIV
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Frankenstein's Reader as Judge and Confidant
    Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 2018 ARKIV
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Taming Wild Readers: Caleb Williams and the Outlaw Tradition
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Leserens kall
    Novus Forlag 2018
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Meaning It: Everyday Hermeneutics and the Language of Class in Literary Scholarship
    Palgrave Macmillan 2018 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Reading Terror: Imagining Violent Acts through the Rational or Narrative Sublime
    Routledge 2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Love Without Bodies
    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Everything is Own: Readers, Freedom and Class
    Novus Forlag 2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Byron´s Corsair and the Boundaries of Sympathy
    Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Byron´s Cain and Romantic Education
    Romantic Circles Praxis Series 2016 FULLTEKST
  • Cassandra Falke :
    On the morality of immoral fiction: Reading newgate novels, 1830-1848
    Nineteenth-Century Contexts 2016 DOI
  • Cassandra Falke, Victoria Fareld, Hanna Meretoja :
    Interpreting Violence: Narrative, Ethics and Hermeneutics
    Routledge 2023
  • Markus Poetzsch, Cassandra Falke :
    Wild Romanticism
    Routledge 2021
  • Espen Dahl, Cassandra Falke, Thor Eirik Eriksen :
    Phenomenology of the Broken Body
    Routledge 2019 DATA
  • Cassandra Falke :
    The Phenomenology of Love and Reading
    Bloomsbury Academic 2016 DATA
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Wise Passiveness: The Phenomenology of Reception in Romantic Poetry
    2021
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Story Migration and Migrant Stories: Imagining Global Communities
    2021
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Waiting for Friends in the Romantic Period
    2021
  • Cassandra Falke :
    A Local Habitation, Not a Name: Preserving Wildness in Wordsworth´s Poems on the Naming of Places
    2021
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Frankenstein´s Reader as Judge or Confidant
    2019 ARKIV
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Barefoot Saints and Chestnut Trees: On the Christian Imagination as Such
    2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Working-Class Autobiography and the Blank in Romantic Literature
    2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Not Knowing What We Love
    2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Violence in 21st-Century Historical Fiction
    2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    The Language of All Nations: Defining Human Rights Fiction
    2019
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Thinking with Birds: John Clare and the Phenomenology of Perception
    2018
  • Cassandra Falke :
    "Clare´s Small Birds and the Vulnerable Self"
    2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    The Reader´s Vocation
    2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    The Phenomenology of Love and Reading
    2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Framing Embodiment in Violent Narratives
    2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Something Hidden: Phenomenology, Love and Education
    2017
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Reading Terror in the Romantic Sublime
    2016
  • Cassandra Falke :
    ‘How Can Phenomenology Clarify the Relationship between Literature and Embodied Life?’
    2016
  • Cassandra Falke :
    Jean-Luc Marion and the Phenomenology of Love and Reading
    2016

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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 1110: Introduction to British Studies
    • 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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