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Jørgen Erik Nielsen

Danish academic

Died when: 73 years 109 days (879 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Jørgen Erik Nielsen

Jørgen Erik Nielsen, Dr.Phil. (23 September 1933 – 10 January 2007) was an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen.Nielsen graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1959.

In 1976 he was awarded the D.Phil. degree for a dissertation on the Danish reception of contemporary English literature 1800–1840 (Den samtidige engelske litteratur og Danmark 1800–1840 I-II).

He researched and published on the reception of English and Russian literature in Denmark in the 19th century.His research also resulted in a number of publications on Danish linguists of the 19th and 20th century.

He contributed to A Linguist's Life, An English Translation of Otto Jespersen's Autobiography, by Arne Juul, Hans Frede Nielsen and Jørgen Erik Nielsen (ed.), Odense 1995, and published several articles and contributions on the work of Otto Jespersen.

Furthermore, Nielsen researched and published on the work of (1804–1884), who published a major Danish-English dictionary in 1853.Jørgen Erik Nielsen retired in March 2002.

After his retirement, he continued his research on the reception in Denmark of contemporary English and Russian writers.In 2006 he finished his contribution to Reception of Sir Walter Scott in Europe, by Murray Pittock (ed.), London 2007 and a comprehensive manuscript on the reception of Charles Dickens in Denmark, which is scheduled for publication in 2009.

He was an active member of the Danish Dickens Society and contributed with a number of articles in its journal "Our Mutual Friend".

Jørgen Erik Nielsen was the son of Holger Marius Nielsen (1905-1993) and Ellen Ingeborg Marie Nielsen (born Andersen) (1904-1983) and grew up in Glostrup, approximately 10 kilometres west of Copenhagen.

In 1967 he married Irene Ishøy (born 23 November 1942).He is the father of three children, Henrik Karl Nielsen (born 9 August 1969), Anne Merete Nielsen (born 6 August 1972) and Anders Christian Nielsen (born 4 October 1975).

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