Åse Marie Ommundsen
Norway

Åse Marie Ommundsen is an Associate Professor in Faculty of Education at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Oslo on Children’s Literature, with a thesis on Literary Boundary Crossings. Erasing the borders between literature for children and adults (2010). Her earlier publications include a book on religious magazines for children from 1875 to 1910, Devil Seeds and Little Angels: The view upon children in Christian children’s magazines from 1875-1910, (1998) and Looking Out and Looking In: National Identity in Picturebooks of the New Millennium (ed, 2013). Her current interest is in contemporary Scandinavian children’s literature, crossover picturebooks and picturebooks for adults, on which she has published several articles in Norwegian, English, French and Dutch and lectured as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker. Her ongoing research project is Norwegian children’s literature in the aftermath of 22/7. One recent publication: “Picturebooks for Adults” In: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (ed): Picturebooks: Representation and Narration (2014). In 2013 Ommundsen was awarded The Kari Skjønsberg – award for her research on children’s literature.