Inge Birgitte Siegumfeldt

Inge Birgitte Siegumfeldt

Associate Professor

Siegumfeldt is head of The Paul Auster Reasearch Library 

https://austerlibrary.ku.dk/

She and Auster have co-authored a dialogic study of the entire body of his narrative prose, A Life in Words. Paul Auster in Dialogue with I.B. Siegumfeldt, Seven Stories Press, 2017.

She is currently working on two theoretical projects privisionally entitled, Beginnings and Past Paradigms.

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: a theoretical perspective on Literary Beginnings. Anglophone literature in the Twenty-First Century.

Teaching

Literary Theory, Poststructuralism, 'Post-Postmodernism,' Contemporary American and English Literature, Jewish American Literature, Theory of Knowledge.

Office hours: By appointment

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

    A Life in Words: Paul Auster in conversation with I. B. Siegumfeldt

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte & Auster, P., 1 Sep 2017, New York: Seven Stories Press. 287 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

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

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte & Auster, P., 14 Oct 2016, København: Lindhardt & Ringhof. 343 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Ein Leben in Worten

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte & Auster, P., 24 Jan 2017, Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag. 365 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Difficult Bond. Derrida and Jewishness

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Re-circumcising Derrida

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte, 2001, In : Orbis Litterarum. 56, 1, p. 1-17

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    The Double Movement of Creation

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte, 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).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  7. Published

    From Misprision to Travesty

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  8. Published

    Milah: A Counter-Obituary for Jacques Derrida

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    Secrets and Sacrifices of Scission

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  10. Published

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Selected activities

  1. Association for Jewish Studies (External organisation)

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Member)
    1 Jan 2000

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in research network

  2. Paul Auster and Literature in the Twenty-First Century

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Organizer), Nielsen, J. P. (Organizer)
    23 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

  3. Pre-talk: Foer og jødisk-amerikansk litteratur

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Lecturer)
    2 Feb 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  4. Scandinavian Jewish Studies / Nordisk Judaistik, vol. 28:1 (2017): Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Memory (special issue) (Journal)

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Editor), Welz, C. (Editor)
    5 Jun 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of Research journalResearch

  5. Thiemers Magasin

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Invited speaker), Kofod, P. (Invited speaker)
    11 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  6. Writer and Critic in Dialogue

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Other)
    20 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  7. "Dialogue with Paul Auster"

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Participant)
    13 May 2011

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

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

    Siegumfeldt, Inge Birgitte (Member)
    25 Mar 2014 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership in research network

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