Amanda Grimsbo Roswall
Njalsgade 76, 2300 København S
Project title: ”Reading and Living Theory. Toward a Media History of the Contemporary Feminist Essay”
My research evolves around the French feminist essay of the 1970's and up until today with a special focus on how the essay moves between languages and across cultures and geographies in different formats. By studying the essays and how they influence feminist theory and practice in the US and Denmark, I ultimately seek to understand how ideas are shaped through space and time in relation to their materiality.
At the moment, I work with essays of the Belgian feminist and psychoanalysist Luce Irigaray. I want to understand how her ideas of a new feminist language came into being and how these ideas influenced feminist theory in the US when the essays were translated from the original French into English in the beginning of the 1980's. Apart from Irigaray, I study the international influences of Danish writer and feminist icon Suzanne Brøgger.
Theoretical grounds: History of the Book, Comparative Literature, Media Studies.
Fields of interest
Feminist theory and practice, form and genre, literature and politics