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Inge Birgitte Siegumfeldt

Inge Birgitte Siegumfeldt

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

General areas of expertise: English and American literature in the 20th  and 21st century; Literary Theory; Jewish Thought

More specific: Jewish American Literature; Deconstruction, Poststructuralism, Postmodern theory and writing. Kabbalah and Midrash.

Selected writers and theorists: Paul Auster, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, Jeanette Winterson, Julian Barnes; Jacques Derrida, Helene Cixous, Roland Barthes.

Current research

Current studies: The Voice of an Author. Paul Auster’s Work in the Twenty-First Century (provisional title); Milah and Deconstruction: The Figure of Circumcision in the Work of Jacques Derrida.


Literary Theory, Modern American and English Literature, Jewish American Literature, Theory of Knowledge, Jewish thought

Fields of interest

Jacques Derrida, Deconstruction, Postmodern literature, Postmodern theory, Kabbalah, Midrash; Jewish thought, the Philosophy of Religion, Migration, Diaspora, Paul Auster, Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, Jeanette Winterson, Julian Barnes; Philip Roth, Bernard Malmud, I.B. Singer; Jacques Derrida, Helene Cixous, Roland Barthes

Selected publications

  1. Published

    ...en verden i ord: Paul Auster i samtale med Inge Birgitte Siegumfeldt

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. & Auster, P. 14 Oct 2016 København: Lindhardt & Ringhof. 343 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook

  2. Published

    The Bind of the Book

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 12 Mar 2015 In : Aktuel forskning. Litteratur, kultur og medier. særnummer, p. 179-186 7 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Difficult Bond. Derrida and Jewishness

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 2013 In : Jewish Quarterly Review. 103, 3, p. 385-400 16 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    The Double Movement of Creation

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 2007 Creations: Medieval Rituals, the Arts, and the Concept of Creation. Havsteen, S. R., Petersen, N. H., Schwab, H. W. & Østrem, E. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, p. 247-254 (Ritus et artes; No. 2).

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  5. Published

    From Misprision to Travesty

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 2005 From Bible to Midrash. Portrayals and Interpretative Practices. Lund: Arcus Förlag, p. 167-187

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  6. Published

    Milah: A Counter-Obituary for Jacques Derrida

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 2005 In : Substance 106. vol. 34, no.1, p. 32-35

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. Published

    Secrets and Sacrifices of Scission

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 2005 Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments. New York: Routledge, p. 283-297

    Publication: ResearchBook chapter

  8. Published

    Lawrence Durrell's Southbound Train: The Disorientation of the Reader in the Avignon Quintet

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. 2002 In : Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal. NS8 2001-2002, p. 109-128

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Selected activities

  1. "Dialogue with Paul Auster"

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. (Participant)
    13 May 2011

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - Other

  2. Center for the Study of Jewish Thought in Modern Culture (External organisation)

    Siegumfeldt, I. B. (Member)
    25 Mar 2014 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership in research network

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