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Lill-Ann Körber

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Lill-Ann Körber is Professor of Nordic literature, media and culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. She holds an M.A. and a Dr. phil. in Scandinavian Studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she was Assistant Professor between 2008 and 2015. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oslo in the research project “Scandinavian Narratives of Guilt and Privilege in an Age of Globalization” (2015-18), and Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen (2015-17), both in Norway.

Her recent work focuses on the legacy and remembrance of Scandinavian colonial history, in particular the transatlantic slave trade. Related research interests include Greenlandic contemporary culture, Scandinavian Arctic discourses, and past and present relations with Africa and the Caribbean as represented in Scandinavian literature, art, and film.

Recent publications include her doctoral thesis Badende Männer. Der nackte männliche Körper in der skandinavischen Malerei und Fotografie am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts (2013), The Postcolonial North Atlantic: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands (co-edited with Ebbe Volquardsen, 2014) and Arctic Environmental Modernities: From the Age of Polar Exploration to the Era of the Anthropocene (co-edited with Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport, 2017).

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