Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
at the University of Southern Denmark
Department for the Study of Culture
I write and teach in the following fields: 18th – 21th-century literature (German, French, Russian, Scandinavian) with a particular focus on war; the history and poetics of knowledge; intersections of literature and philosophy; cartography; literature and the senses.
My book on warfare and epistemology around 1800 entitled Empire of Chance. The Napoleonic Wars and the Disorder of Things came out with Harvard University Press in March 2015.
I am currently working on a book tentatively entitled Military Aesthetics: Technology, Experience, and Late Modern War (under contract with Stanford University Press) as well as two edited volumes – Literature and Cartography: Theories, Histories, Genres (MIT Press) and Visualizing War: Emotions, Technologies, Communities (Routledge).
Background by Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, “Time-Texture” 2013