Cassandra Falke

Cassandra Falke 

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, she 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 is the President of the American Studies Association of Norway and leads UiT´s Interdisciplinary Phenomenology research group. Her current book project is entitled The Reader as Witness: Seeing Political Violence through Contemporary Novels . She currently leads the project ReadRespond: Literature / History / Human Rights, an international, online reading initiative encouraging discussions of rights-engaged literature.