Cathryn Luanne Halverson – University of Copenhagen

Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
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Cathryn Luanne Halverson

Cathryn Luanne Halverson

Associate professor

Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Njalsgade 128, 24.2
2300 København S

Office: 24, 24.3.61
Phone: +45 353-28452
Phone (Reception desk): +45 xx
E-mail: clh@hum.ku.dk



Primary research areas

Current Book Project: Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Literary Autobiography and Autobiographical Literature, 1839-1987

Current research

Essays on women’s literature of the American West, and on the editorial policies of Atlantic Monthly, 1909-1930.

Teaching

Teaching 

Fall 2010 

  • Textual Analysis (Open University) 
  • BA elective: Women’s Literature of the American West 
  • MA elective: Turn of the Century Multicultural American Literature 

Spring 2011 

  • Introduction to American History and Literature (lectures and seminars) 
  • BA elective: American Fiction, 1865-1915 
  • MA elective: Mexico, US, and the Borderlands
  • This last is part of the “North-South” initiative, providing courses jointly for English and Spanish students
  • Supervision: MA theses and BA projects

Communication to the general public

  • Talks for institutions that employ graduates, answering questions from the public, articles in popular magazines etc 
  • Textual Analysis course for Open University. 
  • 2000-word essay for INK (Engerom student newspaper), “America the Beautiful—By Bus?”

Areas of interest

Autobiography, Women’s Literature, Regionalism, Travel Literature