Erika Kvistad

Erika Kvistad


Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for språk og litteratur
Campus Drammen (5605)
My primary research area is English literature and culture, and my research interests and past publication topics include the Victorian period, women's writing, gender and sexuality, horror writing, and digital narratives. My Ph.D., from the University of York, is on Charlotte Brontë.



Ph.D, English. "The Point of Agony: Sex and Power in Charlotte Brontë". 2009 - 2012, University of York, Department of English and Related Literature

MA, English. "Close to Death: The Approach to Dying in Siddal, James, Rossetti and Sinclair". 2008-2009, University of York, Department of English and Related Literature

BA Hons., English. 2004-2007, Clare College, University of Cambridge

Professional history

2019-: Associate professor in English, USN

2016-2018: Senior advisor in development and evaluation, NOKUT

2014-2018 (part-time from 2016): Senior lecturer in English, UiO

2011-2013: Tutor in English, University of York



June 2020 'The Digital Haunted House'. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic, ed. Clive Bloom (Palgrave, 2020).

December 2019 'Homecomings: the haunted house in two interactive horror narratives', Aeternum, vol. 6, no. 2 

September 2017 'Seksuelt samtykke og narrativ virkelighet i erotisk litteratur'. Tidsskrift for Kjønnsforskning
September 2017 ‘Monster pedagogy: A failing approach to teaching and learning in the university’. With Line Henriksen and Sara Orning. Adventurous Encounters: Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education, ed. Edyta Just (Cambridge Scholars, 2017).
February 2015 ‘Bad Property: Unclean Houses in Victorian City Writing’, Victorian Network, Vol 6, No 2, 86-108
November 2013 ‘Scenes of Unveiling: Reading Sex Writing in Charlotte Brontë’, Writing from Below, vol. 1, no. 2 (November 2013)
March 2011 ‘“What happens, or rather doesn’t happen”: Death and possibility in Alice James and Christina Rossetti’, Journal of International Womens Studies, vol. 12, no. 2 (March 2011), pp. 75-87.

November 2017 Review of Monsters in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching What Scares Us, eds.. Adam Golub and Heather Richardson Hayton (McFarland, 2017), in Kvinder, Køn og Forskning (November 2017)

January 2014 Review of Literary Bric--Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities, eds. Jonathon Shears and Jen Harrison (London: Ashgate, 2012), in Review of English Studies (January 2014)

As editor
November 2017: Monstrous Encounters: Nordic Perspectives on Monsters and the Monstrous, special issue of Women, Gender and Research 


2018 "Samtykke i pornolitteraturen". Interview. Morgenbladet, 7 December 2018

2016 "Objektivisert kunstig intelligens". Klassekampen, 24 November 2016

2015 ‘“Hvorfor stritter du imot?”: Å forhandle med 50 Shades of Grey’Fett, no. 5, June 2015