Bilde av Falke, Cassandra
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Bilde av Falke, Cassandra
Institutt for språk og kultur cassandra.falke@uit.no +4777645726 +4791154016 Tromsø SVHUM E 2008

Cassandra Falke


Faggruppeleder engelsk litteratur (årsstudium, BA engelsk språk og litteratur, MA engelsk litteratur, lektorutdanning), professor engelsk litteratur

Stillingsbeskrivelse

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; paperback 2018), Phenomenology of the Broken Body ( co-ed 2019), and Wild Romanticism  (co-ed, 2021). In articles and book chapters, he 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 Phenomenologyhttps://www.cambriapress.com/pub.cfm?bid=548 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.


  • 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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    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.

    The 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 . Oath. 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 Ülkes i 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. Ed. 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.  Ed. Hanna Meretoja and Colin Davis. London: Routledge, 2017.

    "Love Without Bodies" in  B reached Horizons: The Work of Jean-Luc Marion. Oath.  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. Oath. Suzanne Barnett and Katherine Bennett Gustafson. Romantic Circles .  2016. 

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


    Forskningsinteresser

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

    Undervisning

    Courses offered 2016-2022:

    • 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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