Anne Marie Hagen is a book historian with a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh (2015). She has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Edinburgh, 2015–2016) and postdoctoral tutor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. In addition, Hagen's background encompasses publishing and translation and working as a historical researcher specialising in shipwrecks. Since 2017, she is associate professor in English at the Norwegian Defence University College, where she teaches English, academic writing and questions related to narratives, genre, and communication.
Hagen's research interests are rooted in book history and the history of reading. She has published on editorial practices and publishing for the education market. An article on collective biographies of 'heroic women' is accepted/forthcoming in Recovering Women's Past: New Epistemologies, New Ventures, eds. Séverine Genieys-Kirk and Suzanne Trill, from the University of Nebraska Press.
Currently, she is at work on a monograph on the discourse on 'reading hygiene' in the early twentieth century. The monograph examines how scientific knowledge was employed in book production and the facilitation of reading.
An ongoing research project is the use of life-writing in military education as a method for developing cadets' critical literacy and critical thinking skills, and she is investigating military print culture more generally.
Areas of interest and expertise
- book history and the history of reading
- literature, science and technology
- military print culture from the nineteenth century to the present
- British literature and history
- the nineteenth and early twentieth century (UK)