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professor Tania ORUM

Research interest(s):
Nordic avant-garde history
Transnational art
1960s
intermedial and cross-aesthetic art


Organization: Department of Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen
Country: Denmark

Curriculum vitae:
Tania Ørum, b. 1945. Associate professor, Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen. Has written widely on modernism and the avant-garde. The most recent publication is De eksperimenterende tressere, Copenhagen: Gyldendal 2009 on the cross-aesthetic experiments of the Danish avant-garde of the 1960s. Coordinator of the Danish research network ”Avantgardernes genkomst og aktualitet” (The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Gardes) supported by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities 2002-2004. Director of the Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies (www.avantgardenet.eu) supported by the Nordic Research Council, Nordforsk 2005-2009. Chairman of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (www.eam-europe.ugent.be) 2007-2008. Member of the Steering Committee of EAM 2007- . Main editor of the 4 volumes of The Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Garde under publication/edition to appear at Rodopi, Amsterdam & New York 2012-2015.

International publications include:
“Perec et l’avant-garde dans les arts plastiques” in: Steen Bille Jørgensen & Carsten
Sestoft (eds.): Georges Perec et l’histoire. Etudes romanes 46, Museum
Tusculanum, København 2000.
“Means and Metaphors of Change. Technology and the Danish Avant-Garde of the
1960s” (311-324) in Dietrich Scheunemann (ed.): Avant-Garde/Neo-Avant-
Garde, Amsterdam – Atlanta: Rodopi Press 2005.
”Minimal Requirements of the Post-War Avant-Garde of the 1960s” in: David
Hopkins (ed.), Neo-Avant-Garde, Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi 2006
”Georges Perec and the Avant-Garde in the Visual Arts” in Textual Practice vol. 20,
2, 2006.
”Danish Avant-Garde Filmmakers of the 1960s: Technology, Cross-aesthetics and
Politics” in Alexander Graf (ed.) Avant-Garde Film, Amsterdam, New York:
Rodopi 2007
Contribution on Danish avant-garde in Hubert van den Berg und Walther Fähnders
(eds.): Metzler Lexikon: Avantgarde, Stuttgart, Verlag J.B.Metzler 2009.
Sascha Bru, Jan Baetens, Benedikt Hjartarson, Peter Nicholls, Tania Ørum, Huber van
den Berg (eds.) Europa! Europa?The Avant-Garde, Modernism and the Fate of a
Continent, Berlin: de Gruyter 2009.
Sascha Bru, Jan Baetens, Benedikt Hjartarson, Peter Nicholls, Tania Ørum, Huber van
den Berg (eds.) Regarding the Popular, Berlin: de Gruyter 2012.