Dana Ryan Lande

Postdoctoral Fellow

Literature, cultural heritage, and ethics

Phone: 22590603
Office: 478D


Dana Ryan Lande is a narrative scholar with a background in literature, cultural heritage, and museum studies. Currently a postdoctoral scholar with The Lying Pen of the Scribes, Lande's research is focused on the media history of the Dead Sea Scrolls from an ethical and a narratological perspective.

Lande's previous research has linked socio-political changes to narrative evolutions in South African texts. This work resulted in her dissertation, "Narrative Ethics in an Evolving Society: The Short Fiction of Nadine Gordimer" (2015). Later articles focused on narrative evolutions in author museums and cultural institutions within South Africa.

Lande's broader research interests include transitional narratives, anonymous narratives, English language literature, South African history, and the ethics of memory and telling.

Latest academic publications

  • Lande, D. R. (2020). Narrative Intersections in an Author Museum: The Olive Schreiner House. Narrative Culture, 7(1), s. 60 - 78. ISSN: 2169-0235
  • Lande, D. R. (2018). Reading Sol Plaatje in Kimberley: A South African Author Museum. South African Journal of Cultural History, 32(2), s. 47 - 60. ISSN: 1018-0745
  • Lande, D. R. (2013). Travels Across Ethical Borders: Anonymity and Space in Nadine Gordimer's "The Ultimate Safari". Narrative Ethics, s. 211 - 224. Brill|Rodopi. ISBN: 978-90-420-3728-1

Education and professional practice

1997 - 2000University of California at Berkeley, BA
2009 - 2011University of Oslo, MA
2012 - 2015University of Oslo, PhD