Autobiography and visual culture, particularly
photography and film; Comparative Studies in
literature and film; Ecology and culture (ecocritism);
Whiteness studies; the use of scars as a metaphor
for writing; 19th- and 20th-century Swedith
literature and film.
The Scandinavian novel; German and Scandinavian
Autobiography; autobiographical theory; August
Strindberg; Ingmar Bergman; Scandinavian America
and the Culture of Whiteness; Contemporary Swedish
Literature; Scandinavian Mythology; Icelandic
Sagas; Ecology and Culture in Scandinavia; Scandinavian
Crime Literature; Children in Scandinavian Culture;
Narrative Theory; Literature and Film in Weimar
and National Socialist Germany; Ibsen, Strindberg,
and Chekhov; Introduction to German Prose; Word
and Image in German Culture; Introduction to
Rhetoric and Stylistics; Fantastic Literature;
Ethnicity in Literature; Swedish language courses,
beginning to advanced; German language courses,
beginning to advanced.
Book: (Move over title for
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Ourselves: Photography and Autobiography.
University of Chicago Press, 1997. 286 pages,
"A Tramp Abroad and at Home: European and
American Racism in Mark Twain." Transfer
Effects: 19th-Century German and American Cultural
Transfers, eds. Lynne Tatlock and Matt
Erlin. Camden, S.C.: Camden House, forthcoming.
"A Camera as Close as
Ingmar's: Film Direction and Sexuality in the
Work of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann."
Power and Gender in Scandinavian Literature
and Culture, ed. Helena Forsås-Scott.
Norwich: Norvik Press, 2004, 231-245.
"Globalization and the
Auteur: Ingmar Bergman Projected Internationally."
Cinema in a Global North: 1990s Nordic National
Cinemas, eds. Trevor Elkington and Andrew
Nestingen. Detroit: Wayne State University Press,
"Herzog's Kinski and Bergman's
Liv: Cinematic Auteurism and the Shadow of the
Vampire," Comunicación y Sociedad
(forthcoming December 2001).
"Writing on the Body: Scars as Metaphor for
the Break between Analog and Digital Representation,"
Sensuality and Power in Visual Culture,
(forthcoming Fall 2001).
"Carefully I touched the faces of my parents':
Bergman's Autobiographical Image," Biography
24.1 (Winter 2001), 72-84.
"Revenge of the Rats: The Cartesian Body in
Kerstin Ekman's Rövarna i Skuleskogen."
Scandinavian Studies 70:4 (Winter 1998)
"A Self at Large in the Hall of Mirrors: Rilke's
Malte Laurids Brigge as Autobiographical Act."
Seminar 29 (1993) : 43-54.
"Strindbergman: The Problem of Filming Autobiography
in Bergman's Fanny and Alexander." Literature/Film
Quarterly 16 (1988) : 174-180.
Book in progress:
The Auteur's Autograph: Cinematic Auteurism