Bergur Djurhuus Hansen

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Bergur Djurhuus Hansen is Dean and Associate Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Language and Literature (Føroyamálsdeildin). He started teaching Literary Analysis and Method as a part time teacher in 2007. He was made Assistant Professor in 2012, Associate Professor in 2016, and appointed Dean in 2017. He was Prorector for Education and Quality 2020-2022.

Research interests

With a background in comparative literature from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, Bergur has focused on Faroese literature in a Nordic context and has participated in networks on for instance modernism in the Nordic region and language contact in literary texts. His Ph.D. was on travel writings, and over the past couple of years, he has particularly focused his research on travel writings connected to the Far North/Arctic as well as - and more generally - interdisciplinary ecocritical theory in the context of developments in comtemporary Faroese and Nordic literature.


Courses on BA-level in literary anlysis and method and in literary history. Different reserach-based courses on MA-level in travel literature, modernist poetry and ecocriticism. Supervision of BA- and MA-thesis in literature.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Travel Writings of K.O. Viderø, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 24 Apr 2015

Pedagogy/Postgraduate teacher training, Risskov Amtsgymnasium/Mentamálaráðið

Aug 2002Nov 2002

Award Date: 31 Oct 2002

Master, Comaparative Literature , Aarhus University

Award Date: 1 Feb 1998

External positions

Member, Island Studies Journal Advisory Board


Member of Advisory Board, Faroese Student Grant


Member, Faroese Media Funding Commission


Member of Advisory Board, FarLit - Literature from the Faroe Islands


Member, Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize



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