"Writing Seeing: The Ekphrastic Impulse." In Heidrun Krieger Olinto and Karl Erik Schøllhammer, eds., Literatura e criatividade (Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras), pp. 102-113.

“The Unsettling Moment: On Mathilde ter Heijne's Suicide Trilogy.” In Asbjørn Grønstad and Henrik Gustafsson, eds., Ethics and Images of Pain (London: Routledge), pp. 144-158.

"Making Humanity Strange to Itself: On Errol Morris and Werner Herzog." In Margareth Hagen, Randi Koppen and Margery Vibe Skagen, eds., The Human and Its Limits: Explorations in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts. Oslo: Scandinavian Academic Press, pp. 155-166.


Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture. Austin: Texas University Press, 2011.

"The Unmaking of the World," in "The Aesthetics of Atrocity," a special issue of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Summer 2011.

Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes, ”Interview with Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors.” Journal of American Studies 45 (2011), e16. doi:10.1017/S0021875810002379, 5-29.

Asbjørn Grønstad & Øyvind Vågnes, "Bak Kameraet: Intervju med Mieke Bal (andre del)," Ekfrase: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Visuell Kultur, 2.1 (2011), 62-67.

Asbjørn Grønstad & Øyvind Vågnes, "Leder." Ekfrase: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Visuell Kultur, 2.1 (2011), 1-3.



"Bortanfor fotografiet." In Morgenbladet, December 17 2010. (Interview with Joe Sacco).

"Inside the Story: A Conversation with Joe Sacco." In Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2010, pp. 193-216.

"Showing Silence: On David Small's Stitches," in Studies in Comics 1.2.2010, pp. 310-314.

"The President Dying on the Big Screen: A Brief Cultural History of Abraham Zapruder's Film of the Kennedy Assassination." In Paperweight: A Newspaper of Visual and Material Culture, Volume 1, No. 1, Autumn/Winter 2010.

"Death in Dallas." In the 51st Belgrade October Salon Catalog. Belgrade: The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, 2010. (Piece on Zoran Naskovski's installation Death in Dallas.)

"Søppelkunst." In Bergens Tidende October 21. (On Lucy Walker's Waste Land and the art of Vik Muniz.)

"Med medieestetikkens briller." In Norsk Medietidsskrift 17.3. (Review of Liv Hauskens Medieestetikk.)

"Jakta på det ekte." In Morgenbladet. April 9. (Review of David Shield's Reality Hunger.)

"Festskrift for anonymiteten." In Morgenbladet. March 12. (Review of Don DeLillo's Point Omega.)


"Eit monumentalt dokument." In Morgenbladet. November 27. (Review of Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza.)


"Bildets makt og avmakt: Ein kort introduksjon til W.J.T. Mitchell." In tilt: Mediepedagogisk tidsskrift, 2/2009.


"Nærare bildet." In Morgenbladet. October 9. (Review of Siri Meyer's Hva er et bilde? Om visuell kultur.)


"Nerdane tek hevn!" In Morgenbladet. September 25. (Review of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City).


"-Vi retta vår avsky mot bilda frå Abu Ghraib." In Morgenbladet. February 20. (Interview with Philip Gourevitch about Standard Operating Procedure).


”Før og etter smellet.” In Morgenbladet. January 2. (Review of Rutu Modan’s Jamilti and Other Stories.)





"Sløkk lyset!" In Morgenbladet. December 19. (Review of Shaun Tan's Ankomsten).


“Tilbake til Abu Ghraib.” In Morgenbladet. October 10. (Essay on Errol Morris's Standard Operating Procedure).

“Frå fanzine til bok til gallerivegg.” In Morgenbladet. February 8. (Essay on Chris Ware and Adrian Tomine.)


Zaprudered: the Journey of Zapruder’s Images. Doctoral Dissertation. Bergen: University of Bergen, 2007.

“Reisande bilete.” In Morgenbladet. December 21.


“Under Røyktreet.” In Morgenbladet. November 23. (Essay on Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke).

“Intervju med Martin Jay.” With Asbjørn Grønstad. In Agora 25.4.


"Inside the Zapruder Museum." In Working Papers on Design 2. (www.herts.ac.uk/artdes1/research/papers/wpdesign/wpdvol2/vol2html)


“Mot ein ny biletvitskap? Intervju med W.J.T. Mitchell.” With Asbjørn Grønstad. In Norsk Medietidsskrift 14.1.


“Desiring Images. An Interview with W.J.T. Mitchell.” With Asbjørn Grønstad. In Image & Narrative 15, Battles Around Images: Iconoclasm and Beyond (www.imageandnarrative.be).

Don DeLillo. Vagant. Ed. Øyvind Vågnes. 3.2006.


"Quoting Zapruder." In Icons & Iconicity. Ed. Susanne Rieser. Berlin: LIT Verlag.


“Der ‘nokon’ er.” Afterword in George Saunders, Lykkeland. Oslo: N.W. Damm & Søn.





“'Chosen To Be Witness': The Exceptionalism of 9/11.” In The Selling of 9/11. Ed. Dana Heller. London: Palgrave.

“Å lese med augene.” In Vagant 4. (Essay on Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”)


"Performing Without an Audience." In To Become the Self One is: A Critical Companion to Drude Krog Janson's A Saloonkeeper's Daughter. Eds. Asbjørn Grønstad and Lene Johannessen. Bergen: Novus Press.





“Ingen typer, berre individ: Intervju med George Saunders.” In Vagant 3.


“’Working Through Contradiction Interminably’: Towards a Mathesis Singularis?” In Nordic Journal of English Studies 2.2.



"Remembering Civic Trauma. Narratives of Cultural Authority." In Journal of American and Comparative Cultues 25.3-4.

“Don’t kid yourself, cover your face: Om Rick Moodys The Black Veil.” Vagant 3/4.

“Rick Moody. Ut av Isstormen.” In Vagant 2.


"A Man in Love With the Setting Stars. An Interview With Robert Bly." In American Studies in Scandinavia 33.1.

"Full av kropp, full av pop. Intervju med Frode Grytten om Popsongar." Vinduet 55.2-3.


"Øyvind Vågnes og Joseph Conte samtalar om og omkring Don DeLillos nye roman The Body Artist." In Vinduet, April 30.



Roads for Traveling Souls: Variations on the Journey Narrative in Don DeLillo's Americana and Paul Auster's Moon Palace. M.A. Thesis, Department of English, University of Bergen.





Talk at Seminar organized by Norwegian Researcher Training School, Text-Image-Sound-Space, "Tenkning og skrift," December 8, 2011.

"Comics as Documentarism." Guest lecture for the Multikul group, University of Agder, Kristiansand, December 6, 2011.

"Bare Gesture." IMAGE=GESTURE, Bergen, November 9-12, 2011.

"Fantasmatic Documentarism? Reconsidering Standard Operating Procedure." Keynote lecture, Looking for Reality - Looking at Reality, University of Copenhagen, October 5, 2011.

"What Has Happened in a Place is Always Happening: Reflections on Footnotes in Gaza." Hollow Land, Bergen, September 20, 2011.

"Images from the Dark Side: Picturing the War on Terror." Visible Evidence 18, New York City, August 11-14, 2011.

"Fotografiets vitnesbyrd: Jacob Holdts arkiv." Hå gamle prestegård, June 5, 2011.

"Shadows on the Screen: The Ekphrastic Impulse in Don DeLillo's Point Omega." Across Media: Contemporary Literature and Media Culture, NTNU, May 5-7, 2011.

"The Visual Culture in Europe Questionnaire." With Nina Lager Vestberg, NTNU. Visualizing Europe: The Geopolitical and Intercultural Boundaries of Europe, Barcelona, April 11-12, 2011.

"Dokumentarisme i terrorkrigens tid." Lecture for teachers in Bergen and Hordaland, University of Bergen. Faglig-pedaogisk dag. February 4, 2011.

"Making Humanity Strange to Itself: On Errol Morris and Werner Herzog." The Human and its Limits, University of Bergen, December 10, 2010.

"Visuell Kultur i Norden," Symposium w/panel discussion, Department of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, September 27, 2010. With Asbjørn Grønstad.

Presentation of Nomadikon for master students, Visual Culture Workshop, Department of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, September 27, 2010. With Asbjørn Grønstad.

"Pleasing to the Eye: The Zapruder Film's Transformation from Evidentiary to Aesthetic Image." Saving Private Reels: An International Conference on the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualization of the Amateur Moving Image. Cork, September 17-19, 2010.

"The Question of Address: On Werner Herzog's Documentaries." Visible Evidence XVII, Bogazici University, Istanbul, August 12, 2010.


"The Reenactments of S.O.P." Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference "Archiving the Future/Mobiliing the Past." Los Angeles, March 17-21, 2010.


"Visual Culture Studies in Europe." Visual Culture Studies in Europe Conference, Westminster, London, February 6, 2010.


"Amerikabilder". Prosalong. Talk, and a conversation with Sigrid Lien. December 1, 2009.


"The Unmaking of the World: Joe Sacco's Palestine #4 and 'Trauma on Loan.'" The International Comic Arts Forum, Chicago, October 15.


"Becoming an Image of Pain: Self Immolations." The Second Nomadikon Meeting, Bergen, June 20, 2009.


"Picturing Poses: The Films of Errol Morris." The First Nomadikon Meeting, Bergen. February 21, 2009.


“Bilder av nød og lidelse.” Debate. Nasjonalbiblioteket, Oslo. November 13, 2008.


“Discovering the Coverscape.” American Studies Association, Philadelphia. October 2007.


"The Contested History of Abraham Zapruder's Film." Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago. March 2007.


"Don DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding." Litteraturfestivalen, Lillehammer. May 2006.


"Loss and Renewal: The Assassination Theme Park. On the theming of Dealey Plaza. American Studies Association, Washington, D.C. November 2005.


“Om Michael Moore.” Studentersamfunnet, Bergen. October 2005.


“Inside the Zapruder Museum: Zapruder’s images in Don DeLillo’s Libra and Underworld.” Show & Tell: Relationships Between Text, Narrative and Image, Hatfield. September 2005.


“’Which Echoes Belong’: Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.” Making Music, Making Meaning. International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Rome. July 2005.


"Variations on a Theme Park: George Saunders's 'CivilWarLand' and 'Pastoralia.'" American Literature Association, San Francisco. May 2004.


”Ekphrasis in Recent Fiction” (chair). American Literature Association, San Francisco. May 2004.


”Here is New York Again: Looking at Amateur Photographs of September 11.” The Photograph: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference (Mosaic), Winnipeg. March 2004.


“Quoting Zapruder.” Icons & Iconicity: Austrian American Studies Association, Graz. 

November 2003.


”The Zapruder Film in Don DeLillo’s Fiction.” A Foreign Language That Unites, Dubrovnik. October 2003.


“The Imagery of National Trauma: The Zapruder and Naudet Films.” Popular Culture Association, New Orleans. April 2003.