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Anne Marie Hagen

Norwegian Military Academy
Associate professor

Anne Marie Hagen is a book historian with a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh (2015). She has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Edinburgh, 2015-16) and postdoctoral tutor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2017, she is Associate Professor in English at the Norwegian Defence University College, where she teaches English, academic writing and methodology, and questions related to rhetoric, narratives, and communication.  

Hagen’s research interests are rooted in book history and the history and sociology of reading. She has published on editorial practices and publishing for the education market. An article on collective biographies of ‘heroic women’ and the use of book history as epistemological approach to researching women’s history is forthcoming in Recovering Women’s Past: New Epistemologies, New Ventures, eds. Séverine Genieys-Kirk and Suzanne Trill, from the University of Nebraska Press.  

An ongoing research interest is the use of literature in professional education programmes, and how social reading of literature can contribute to the development of a professional identity. With Johannes Kibsgaard (FHS), she is running the reading programme LITTLED at the Norwegian Military Academy. LITTLED (litteratur og ledelse) - Forsvaret 

Hagen is editor of an edited collection of essays investigating the cultural values attached to reading and advancing the theoretical and methodological discussion about how reading research can be carried out: Mediation and Children’s Reading: Relationships, Intervention and Organization from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Lehigh University Press (April, 2022). 

    • Book history and the history and sociology of reading 
    • Literature, science, and technology 
    • Life-writing 
    • Military print culture from the nineteenth century to the present 
    • British literature and history 
    • Narratives, communication, and wargaming 
    • Invasion literature 
    • Professional education