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Current research:

Supported by a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation, I have recently begun the project Spiteful Literature: An Affective Theory of Precarity, which investigates fictional narratives by Indigenous peoples and Ozark/Appalachian inhabitants. The project analyses the representations and uses of spite in literary texts, and I will construct a theory of the ugly feeling (Ngai 2005) ‘spite’ as an affective literary device in US literature. The project hopefully sheds light on the current political climate in the US by arguing that the literary representations resonate with ongoing real social and cultural concerns, such as the spitefulness of Trump-voters, disenfranchisement of poor communities, and ongoing dispossession and colonization of Native/Indigenous peoples, as well as these groups' literary responses to this precaritization. Thus, the project seeks to challenge received notions of social mobility inherent in the American Creed and shed light on a contemporary (literary and sociopolitical) tendency towards desperate, but understandable, spiteful (self)separatism.

Previous Research:

In my PhD thesis, I explored the intersections of trickster theory, queer theory, narrative studies, and Native American literary and artistic productions. Part theoretical exploration and part aesthetic analysis, the dissertation investigated how a fusion of trickster theory and queer theory offers a potentially fruitful new mode of settler colonial critique and analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

American Studies, PhD, Syddansk Universitet

Award Date: 26 Jan 2016

English, M.A., Syddansk Universitet

Award Date: 7 Feb 2007

External positions

Visiting Scholar, University of Kentucky

Mar 2019May 2019

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Projects

Nederdrægtigheder

Rendix, M. & Kongerslev, M.

01/01/201901/01/2022

Project: Research

Research Output

  • 9 Journal article
  • 4 Book chapter
  • 4 Encyclopedia chapter
  • 1 Literature review

Enduring Laughter: Introduction to the Special Issue on Native and Indigenous Humor

Kongerslev, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in American Humor. 6, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Imagined Sovereignty: Mapping and Resisting Precarity in Indira Allegra’s Woven Account

Kongerslev, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) -.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Indigenizing the "American Landscape"

Kongerslev, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) TBA. Mørk, A., Rasmussen, K. G. & Brøndal, J. (eds.). Universitätsverlag Winter

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

’Good Comedy Can Upset People:’ A Conversation with Bobby Wilson of The 1491s

Kongerslev, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in American Humor. 6, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Appalachia as Trumpland: Honor, Precarity, and Affect in Literature from the Mountain South

    Kongerslev, M. & Juncker, C., 2019, In : Polish Journal for American Studies. 13, Autumn 2019, p. 179-191 12 p.

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    Activities

    The Ozarks as Wild West: Tribal Traces and Settler Myths in US Popular Culture

    Marianne Kongerslev (Lecturer)

    13 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Indigenizing Traumatic Topographies: Place, Sovereignty, and Cherokee Two-Spirit Poetries

    Marianne Kongerslev (Lecturer)

    23 May 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Affect in Appalachian Literature

    Marianne Kongerslev (Lecturer)

    16 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    Southern Studies Forum

    Marianne Kongerslev (Organizer)

    3 Apr 20195 Apr 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Ugly Feelings in Southland: The Affective Landscape of Appalachian Literature

    Marianne Kongerslev (Lecturer)

    3 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

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