Merete Onsberg

Merete Onsberg

Associate professor emerIta, Associate Professor Emerita

Current research

  • Gilbert Austin’s notation system
  • The public debate about prostitution
  • The vicar in Scherfig’s novel Frydenholm
  • Belletristic rhetoric in Denmark


The theory and practice of Rhetoric. Rhetorical didactics. 

Fields of interest

  • The public domain of rhetoric and its different kinds of emergence
  • The body’s rhetorical significance
  •  A text’s rhetorical potentials

Primary fields of research

  • Public speaking
  • Actio (performance)
  • Oral interpretation
  • Literary rhetoric and metrics
  • The history of rhetoric, especially 18th and 19th centuries

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