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  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20032019
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Personal profile

Research

I have an MA from the University of Århus in English and Mass Communication (1990) and a Ph.D. from the School of English, University of Leeds, UK (1997), in Postcolonial Studies. I have taught at RU since 1996, and Cultural Encounters since its embryonic days in 2000. I am a member of EASA (European Australian Studies Association) and have given papers at a number of Australian Studies and postcolonial conferences since the early 1990s. I am also the in charge of the Kult editorial fellowship which produces issues stemming from the work of members of Intercultural Studies. You can learn much more about Kult at www.postkolonial.dk.

My ancient background is in Anglophone literature, however, I find myself much more at home in the double hybrid space between Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. Postcolonial Studies concerns itself with a radical critique of for example cultural encounters, globalisation and multiculturalism wherever they take place, and is situated somewhere between (conventional) anthropological, historical and more sociologically orientated approaches. I tend to work in various fields at the same time, because I find it has its advantages when it comes to avoiding the reproduction of nationalistic and other more advanced forms of blindness. My interests at the moment, aside from postcolonial Denmark, is postcolonial Australia (which focuses on the legacy of settlement narratives and the way they continue to produce internal others (indigenous Australians, and Asian-Australians) and external others (Australia‘s troubled history with neighbouring Asian and Pacific nations). I am involved in publication projects on Postcolonial Europe. Furthermore, I have an interest in national identity formation in South, and Southeast Asia, and a project, which will probably rest for another couple of years, which looks at the postcolonial lusophone world. I also supervise projects and specialer/dissertations on African, Latin American and Asian issues. I work both in English and Danish, and can read – if you give me time enough – texts in Italian and Portuguese.

 I also happily supervise projects in Australian Studies, and projects dealing with the intersections between Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. In a more geographical context his interests cover in particular Australia/Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Caribbean, the Lusophone and more generally post-imperial Europe – and of course postcolonial dk.

Keywords

  • History, Society
  • Post-colonial Denmark
  • Industrial development, Development economics and planning, Developing countries
  • Globalization and the Third World
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Australian cultural history
  • Post-colonial Denmark
  • Economics, Politics
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Post-colonial Denmark

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2003 2019

Commemoration, Nation Narration, and Colonial Historiography in Postcolonial Denmark

Jensen, L., 2019, In : Scandinavian Studies (Provo). 19, 1-2, p. 13-30 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Erindringskulturens arkitektur: Metropolen, regionen og nationen

Jensen, L. & Lingner, B. H., 2018, Sønderjylland-Schleswig kolonial: Kolonialismens kulturelle arv i regionen mellem Kongeåen og Ejderen. Petersen, M. L. (ed.). Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, p. 419-30 12 p. (University of Southern Denmark Studies in History and Social Sciences; No. 569).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Polarized Postcolonial Indigeneities: Carpentaria and Heart of Light

Jensen, L., 2018, Indigenous Transnationalism: Alexis Wright's Carpentaria. Ng, L. (ed.). Sydney: Giramondo, p. 72-90 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Postcolonial Denmark: Nation Narration in a Crisis Ridden Europe

Jensen, L., Jul 2018, London: Routledge. 211 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Projects 2009 2016

Nordic Identity and Crises

Jensen, L.

05/01/201202/09/2013

Project: Research

The Nordic Colonial Mind

Jensen, L. & Loftsdóttir, K.

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30/06/200931/12/2010

Project: Research

Activities 2003 2018

Postcolonial Europe seminar

Lars Jensen (Participant)
13 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Australien – natur, kultur og nationalidentitet

Lars Jensen (Speaker)
18 Sep 20189 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Unfinished Business? Searching for Postcolonial Europe in the Blindspots and Racism and Citizenship Exhibitions in Copenhagen and Lisbon

Lars Jensen (Speaker)
30 Nov 20171 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Annual Concurrences Lecture on Nordic Colonialism, Linneaus University, Sweden

Lars Jensen (Speaker)
9 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Mabo’s Cultural Legacy

Lars Jensen (Speaker)
17 Nov 201718 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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Press / Media

P1 Orientering

Lars Jensen

24/08/2018

1 item of media coverage

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RUC: Klima er et paradoks i Grønland

Lars Jensen

02/11/2016

1 item of media coverage

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DR2 Morgen

Lars Jensen

08/09/2016

1 item of media coverage

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P1 Morgen

Lars Jensen

08/09/2016

1 item of media coverage

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P1 Orientering

Lars Jensen

19/08/2016

1 item of media coverage

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