The Holberg Prize 2015 is awarded to the British historian, writer and mythologist Marina Warner. Warner is receiving the honour for her work on the analysis of stories and myths and how they reflect their historical and cultural contexts. She is known for the emphasis of gender roles and feminism in her literary work. In this podcast, "From Vogue to University, and "Why I Quit", interviewer Knut Melvær talk with professor Warner about her upbringing and how she came into the academy. Warner elaborates on her approach to understanding and interpreting fairytales, myths, history and gender related topics.
The inteview is produced in cooperation between the Holberg Prize and Knut Melvær, host of the podcast series Udannet.
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Udannet has previously also published other podcasts related to the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize. Most episodes are in Norwegian, but some are also available in English. Please look to the Udannet website for details and episode descriptions. From there you can download episodes for free, subscribe or play audio clips in full.