Ástráður Eysteinsson#


Ástráður Eysteinsson
Membership Number:3410
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ICELAND
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:aeysteinsson
Elected:2012
Homepage: https://uni.hi.is/astra/english


Present and Previous Positions
  • Current position (since 1994): Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Iceland.
  • 2008-2015 Dean, School of Humanities, University of Iceland.
  • 1997-1998 Visiting Professor in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1997 (Spring) Visiting Professor in Comparative Literature (Translation Studies), University of Iowa.
  • 1989-1994 Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Iceland.
  • 1988-1989 Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Iceland.
  • 1987-1988 Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature, University of Iceland.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modern literature (British, American, German, Icelandic)
  • Theories of Modernism, Realism, Postmodernism, and the Avant-Garde
  • Translation Studies
  • Modern Literary and Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies; Island Studies; Place Studies

Honours and Awards
  • Vísindafélag Íslendinga (Societas Scientiarum Islandica), elected member 1994.
  • Hvatningaverðlaun Rannsóknaráðs Íslands (The Icelandic Centre for Research achievement award for scholars under 40), 1996.
  • The Modernist Studies Association Book Prize (together with Vivian Liska), 2008.
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2012).

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