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Cassandra Falke

Professor
Department of Language and Culture

Job description:

Cassandra Falke is a Professor of English Literature at UiT. She specializes in English romanticism and literary theory. Her 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), and The Phenomenology of the Broken Body (co-ed. 2018). In articles and book chapters, she has also written about Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, and Clare, class, liberal arts 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 leads 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 TheoryShe serves on the Executive Board of the International Conference on Romanticism and is the incoming President of the American Studies Association of Norway.




Research interests

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

Teaching

Courses offered 2013-2018:

  • ENG 1122: Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 2106: Villains in Literature
  • ENG 2115: Romanticism (Innovation in Education grant funded travel to the Jerwood Centre)
  • ENG 3102: The Development of the Novel
  • ENG 3122: The Novel after the Death of the Novel
  • ENG 3151: Literary History: Pirates and Highwaymen
  • ENG 3192: Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Master´s Thesis Writing Seminar 
  • at UiB: ENG 122: American Literature and Culture
  • at UiB: ENG 222/262: Literature of the American South
  • at UiB: ENG 331: Identity in the Modern American Novel

Topics for masters supervision include:

  • English Romanticism
  • Ethics and Literary Form
  • Historical Perspectives on the Novel

 

Publications in CRIStin


  • Falke, Cassandra. Negatively Capable Reading. Liverpool University Press 2019 ISBN 978-1786941817.s 79 - 92.

  • Dahl, Espen; Falke, Cassandra; Eriksen, Thor Eirik. Introduction. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-1-138-61600-4.s 1 - 10.

  • Falke, Cassandra. Frankenstein's Reader as Judge and Confidant. Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 2018; Volum 28 (56). ISSN 0862-8424.

  • Falke, Cassandra; Hanssen, Jessica Allen. Introduction: Frankenstein at 200. Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture 2018; Volum 28 (56). ISSN 0862-8424.

  • 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. Meaning It: Everyday Hermeneutics and the Language of Class in Literary Scholarship. Palgrave Macmillan 2018 ISBN 9783319963099.s 61 - 80.s doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-96310-5.

  • Falke, Cassandra. Framing Embodiment in Violent Narratives. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-1-138-61600-4.

  • Falke, Cassandra. Byron´s Corsair and the Boundaries of Sympathy. Romantik: Journal for the Study of Romanticisms 2017; Volum 6. ISSN 2245-599X.

  • 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; Dahl, Espen; Eriksen, Thor Eirik. Phenomenology of the Broken Body. Routledge 2018 ISBN 978-1-138-61600-4.s 1 - 10.

  • 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. 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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