Amanda Grimsbo Roswall
Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Njalsgade 76, 2300 København S
My research focus on French-language feminist theory and literature in a Transatlantic perspective.
In my PhD project, I work with feminist essays from the 1970s (by Luce Irigaray amongst others) and how they have influenced contemporary thoughts on sex, gender, and difference in and outside Academia through their reception and circulation in the US. Furthermore, I study how the feminist and social movements of the 1970s are remembered in later representations of the period in literature, media, and academic research.
PhD project title: ”Reading and Living Theory. Toward a Media History of the Contemporary Feminist Essay”.
Theoretical grounds: Comparative Literature, History of the Book, Feminist and Queer Theory, Media Studies, Intellectual History.
Affiliated with the research center Art as Forum (IKK) and the research project Lockdown Reading (Engerom).
Supervisors: Tina Lupton (Engerom) og Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt (IKK)
Fields of interest
Feminist theory and practice, form and genre, literature and politics, essayism, life writing, literature and theory in French