Mark Sandberg

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Mark Sandberg

Professor of Scandinavian Studies and Film & Media Studies

Mark Sandberg is Professor in the Departments of Scandinavian and Film & Media Studies. His research centers on questions of comparative media history and late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century visual cultures, including the intermedial history of literature, recording technologies, museum display, theater, and silent film. Throughout his career he has developed research specialties in Norwegian literature and cultural history (especially Ibsen and Hamsun), Scandinavian film history, literary and film historiography, and international forms of current serial television. Professor Sandberg has devoted special attention to the ways in which the experiences of readers and spectators have contributed to the discourses of visual and literary culture. The book Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny, springs from this approach and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. His next book project concerns the connection between trauma discourse and popular forms of seriality in recent American television. Sandberg has served as President of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, and is currently President of the Ibsen Society of America. He is also a lead editor for the ICLA project, Nordic Literature: A Comparative History

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University of California
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