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Olivia Noble Gunn is Assistant Professor and the Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests include Norwegian literature and culture after 1880, comparative literature, performance studies, feminism and queer theory. She is motivated by BIG questions about morality, propriety, and the limits of living and thinking. Olivia has published research on the dramas of Henrik Ibsen and figures of the child, constructions of the family, and class, gender and racialization in Norwegian literature and film.