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Imagination and dramaturgy

I am continuously working on the cultural history of imagination and dramaturgy. Recent articles include “The ethics of imagining and the dramaturgy of spectatorship” in the recently published issue of Performing Ethos, “Ethical Dramaturgies”.

Artistic exchange and cultural mobility at the Royal Danish Theatre

With the Danish National Archives, I have secured funding for the digitization of the archive of the Royal Danish Theatre. In my new research project,
Artistic Exchanges [ArtEx]: The Royal Danish Theatre and Europe,
funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, my team and I will be researching transnationality and artistic exchange at the theatre in the long 19th century. We will trace how artists travelled across borders in dynamic digital ‘mobility maps’ and investigate how spaces, topographies, cultures and ideas of nationalities were imagined and performed.

Pilot project: theatre archives and digital methods

Since 2020, I have been  participating in the pilot project Danish theater archives in the digital era in research and teaching. Our case studies include Ludvig Holberg’s comedies which we analyse as TEI-encoded text files in RStudio. We will have an article out soon in Orbis Litterarum.

Theatre and Censorship

With my colleague, Knut Ove Arntzen, I am currently finishing an article on censorship in Danish and Norwegian theatre for the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Theatre Censorship, eds. Anne Etienne & Graham Saunders.


Danish interwar drama

With my colleague from the Royal Danish Library, Anna Lawaetz, I am working on several articles on the Danish playwright Svend Borberg’s (1888-1947). One article on two of his unpublished works is featured in the current issue of Peripeti; another on the reception of his plays in Nordica.