Arts and culture

Won MA thesis award for new reading of Japanese novel

9 February 2022
Thea Johanne Prytz Hammarqvist has written about a hundred-year-old Japanese novel that challenged the idea of heterosexual marriage as the only correct choice for women.

Most read news articles in 2021

11 January 2022
Articles about Simone de Beauvoir, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter were among the most read articles on Kilden genderresearch.no last year.

Wants to make it easier to share experiences of abortion

5 August 2021
The Women's Museum Norway recently launched the abortion exhibition HYSJ! (‘HUSH!’). Their goal is to create a space for talking about a topic that is still shameful for many women today.

Harry Potter fans explore gender and sexuality online

24 June 2021
The Harry Potter books are pervaded with queer and transsexual symbols, says Jennifer Duggan. She has written a PhD thesis about the internet culture surrounding to the book series.

Game of Thrones tampers with traditional gender roles

31 May 2021
The Science fiction genre is able to move the boundaries for how we see the world, according to Ingvil Hellstrand.

The versatile Hamsun

16 April 2021
New research demonstrates expressions of women’s liberation and homoerotic desire in Knut Hamsun’s works from the 1890’s.

Ancient objects shed new light on women’s role in the Viking raids

5 January 2021
Kitchen equipment from the British Isles has been found in graves belonging to Viking women from aristocratic families. “We can gain new knowledge about women’s participation in the Viking raids by posing new questions to old findings,” according to researcher.

Munch and the myth of the genius

15 October 2020
Art historian and curator Lars Toft-Eriksen explores the idea of Munch as an artistic genius and how this idea was connected to gender and expressions of gender in his time.

“The urban space is sexualised and misogynistic”

5 June 2019
“Our unconsciousness is shaped by sexist messages from advertisements. The public urban space in one of the world’s most gender equal countries is not designed for women,” according to social geographer Emma Arnold.

Calls for a revival of the artist Hannah Ryggen

15 February 2019
“What was written about Hannah Ryggen in the eighties and nineties does not reflect the quality of her art and her significance during her own time,” according to art historian Marit Paasche.

Whiteness and racism in Scandinavian poetry

22 May 2018
Xenophobia, double standards and guilt are central themes in the poetry collections that Kristina Leganger Iversen has studied. The fact that the works have received mixed reviews from the critics has been an important prerequisite for the project.

Design may alter gender stereotypes

7 November 2017
Subconscious attitudes towards women and men affect design. According to researcher Nina Lysbakken, designers need to be aware of their own power to shape ideas about gender.

Cool to be queer in the Norwegian music scene

16 August 2017
Norwegian musicians make careers from experimenting with queer gender identities. According to musicologist Agnete Eilertsen, pop music shows that the gender norms are changing although there is still a shortage of queer musicians.

The masculine avant-garde that fostered feminism

8 December 2016
Futurism practically cleared the way for feminism, according to Madeleine Gedde Metz.

“Feminine sound” = poor dance music?

1 November 2016
Girls are sent out of the queue because they’re not cool enough. Female DJs don’t get gigs because the music they play is “too feminine”. According to music researcher, discrimination of women is common in the club scene.

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