Nordic literature, Nordic cinema, Nordic drama & theatre, Postcolonial studies, Nordic poetry, Swedish language, European modernism, Cultural studies, Translation studies, Women’s and gender studies, Comparative approaches to literature, and African diaspora and Caribbean studies
Canadian literature, Québécois fiction, nordicity, urban space, disasters, trauma fiction
I am an Associate Professor of German & Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. My teaching and research interests include 18th- to 20th-century German literature, the history and culture of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), and German and Nordic film.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2012. ‘The Landmark on Film: Representations of Place and Identity.’ Opticon1826 13: 14–22. doi: 10.5334/opt.ab.
Chow, Pei-Sze and Thomson, C. Claire. Forthcoming in 2017. ‘This Site is Under Construction: Remediating the Øresund Region around the Millennium.’ In Nordic Literature: A Comparative History, Volume 1, edited by Mark Sandberg and Steven Sondrup. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Chow, Pei-Sze. 2016. ‘Drømme i København (2009): Dreams of the Øresund Region in a Film Portrait of Copenhagen.’ In Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North, edited by Ian Giles et al. London: Norvik Pr…
Postdoctoral researcher in Scandinavian cinema. Currently researching regional screen policy in the Danish film industry. Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.
Working on my PhD Affordances for the Future: Allegory and Cognition in Technocritical Speculative Fiction at the Department of Languages, University of Helsinki. Interested in the ways capital, culture, technology, and life intersect and collide.
Monica is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities at Reed College. She received a PhD in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Film Studies from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Law degree from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a LL.M. in Jurisprudence from the European Academy of Legal Theory (Belgium). At Reed she teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in film theory, law and violence, justice and the senses, and cinema and human rights. She has also taught at the School of International Relations of the Kyrgyz State National University and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki. Her research interests include contemporary Spanish film and literature, with particular emphasis on film theory, gender, aesthetics, and cultural and theoretical aspects of law. Her work has appeared in Revue Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes Juridiques, Conserveries Mémorielles, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Política Común, Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research, as well as in various edited volumes. She is the co-editor of Rancière and Law (Routledge, 2018) and is currently finishing a monograph entitled Sensing Justice through Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, Law (to be published by Edinburgh University Press). She was co-editor in chief of the journal No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice from 2012 to 2017.
Working with: runology, epigraphy, medieval media and textual culture, literacy studies, Old Norse philology, Old Norse narratives and their modern reception, historical multimodality. Teaching courses on language, literature, textual culture, on BA-, MA- and PhD-level.
- 2018–2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- 2016–2018: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- 2014–2016: Visiting Researcher, University of Kent (UK)
- 2011–2012: Seminar Leader, University of Leeds (UK)
- 2011–2013: SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, University of Leeds (UK)
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
- Old Norse literature
- Manuscripts, history of the book, editing, and relationships between old and new media (including Digital Humanities)
- Medieval English literature
- Marginal(ized) literature beyond the confines of the canon
- Early Modern literature and afterlives of medieval texts
I recently completed my PhD in German Studies at the University of Liverpool. My thesis, Memory, Education, Circulation, Prestige: Form and Function of the Austrian Manuscript Cookery Book in the Long Eighteenth Century, focuses on the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century manuscript cookery book as object, its function, and female authorship and ownership. My publications in the history of food and cookery include ‘The ‘Who’ of Manuscript Recipe Books: Tracing Professional Scribes’, in Sjuttonhundratal: Nordic Yearbook for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2017) and ‘The Roast Charade: Travelling Recipes and their Alteration in the Long Eighteenth Century’, in Tim Berndtsson et al (eds.), Traces of Transnational Relations in the Eighteenth Century (Uppsala 2015).