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Reinhard Hennig

Associate Professor

 
Office:
E2054 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

I am an associate professor of Nordic literature with a research focus on ecocriticism and interdisciplinary environmental humanities. My book Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Island und Norwegen (2014) is the first ecocritical monograph on Norwegian and Icelandic contemporary literature. My research and other publications focus on environmental change in history and literature, the Anthropocene, education for sustainable development, contemporary literature from Northern Europe, and Old Norse literature and culture. I am co-founder and coordinator of the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies (ENSCAN), and an advisory board member of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE).

Work experience

Since 2018: Associate Professor of Nordic literature at the Department of Nordic and Media Studies, University of Agder, Norway

2017: Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, Norway

2014-16: Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Humanities, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

2014: PhD in Scandinavian Studies; University of Bonn, Germany

2013: Research stay at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway

2012: Research stay at EDDA - Center of Excellence, University of Iceland, Reykjavík

2009-2011: Lecturer at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Münster, Germany

2008-2012: Research assistant at the Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

2008: M.A. in Scandinavian Studies, medieval and modern history; University of Bonn, Germany

2003-2008: Studies in Scandinavian Studies, medieval and modern history; University of Freiburg, Germany; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; University of Bonn, Germany

Academic interests

Scandinavian studies

Contemporary literature from Northern Europe

Old Norse literature and culture

Ecocriticism and environmental humanities

Environmental change in history and literature

The Anthropocene

Education for sustainable development

General outreach

31.10. 2018 Press release (University of Agder) about my research on Nordic climate change fiction

03.12.2016 Article in Sundsvalls Tidning about the workshop Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

07.07.2016 PodCast HumPod (Gothenburg University) about climate change as a literary motif

11.02.2015 Interview in Sveriges Radio P4 Västernorrland about the project Inscribing Environmental Memory in the Icelandic Sagas

26.11.2014 Press release from University of Bonn about my book Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Island und Norwegen

11.10.2012 Interview on Bonn Sustainability Portal about my PhD project

04.06.2012 Article in Frankenpost about my research stay in Iceland

10.10.2011 Interview in Domradio Köln about my book Sagas aus Island

Scientific publications

  • Hennig, Reinhard (2019). Aesthetic Appreciation of Landscape in the Sagas of Icelanders. Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe. ISBN: 978-2-503-58040-1. Brepols. kapittel 2. s 45 - 61.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2019). Jostein Gaarder's The World According to Anna (2013/2015) - Didactic Cli-Fi. Cli-Fi. A Companion. ISBN: 978-1-78874-072-2. Peter Lang Publishing Group. kapittel 2 i del V. s 181 - 186.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2018). Environmental Concern as (Counter)Cultural Criticism in the Novels of Jón Kalman Stefánsson. Counter | Culture. Literature, Language, Agency. ISBN: 978-3-8260-5815-8. Verlag Königshausen & Neumann. kapittel 9. s 171 - 186.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2018). Environmental Humanities. Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies. Interdisciplinary Approaches. ISBN: 978-3-11-043136-0. Walter de Gruyter. I: 24. s 327 - 332.
  • Hennig, Reinhard Jonasson, Anna-Karin Degerman, Peter (2018). Introduction: Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment. Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment. Ecocritical Approaches to Northern European Literatures and Cultures. ISBN: 978-1-4985-6190-7. Lexington Books. forord. s 1 - 18.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2018). Knowing the Right Thing, but Not Doing It. Knut Hamsun’s Markens grøde in the Anthropocene. NORDEUROPAforum. ISSN: 1863-639X. s 16 - 43. doi:10.18452/19210.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2017). Climate Change Denial in Literary Fiction: Gert Nygårdshaug’s ‘Eco-Thriller’ Chimera. REAL: Yearbook of research in English and American literature. ISSN: 0723-0338. 33s 191 - 215.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2017). Miljö och minne: att skapa ett långtidsperspektiv på hållbarhetsfrågor. Hållbarhetens många ansikten: Samtal, forskning och fantasier. ISBN: 978-91-88527-37-0. Mittuniversitetet. kapittel 14. s 117 - 125.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2015). Aus der Vergangenheit lernen? Die Bedeutung der mittelalterlichen isländischen Literatur für die Umweltdiskussion der Gegenwart. Culturescapes Island: Zwischen Sagas und Pop. ISBN: 978-3-85616-676-2. Christoph Merian Verlag. kapittel 4. s 45 - 52.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2015). Environmental Scarcity and Abundance in Medieval Icelandic Literature. RCC Perspectives. ISSN: 2190-5088. (2). s 37 - 43. doi:10.5282/rcc/7145.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2014). Postcolonial Ecology: an Ecocritical Reading of Andri Snær Magnason’s Dreamland. A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation. The Postcolonial North Atlantic. Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. ISBN: 978-3-932406-35-5. Freie Universität Berlin. kapittel 6. s 105 - 126.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2013). 'It Is Immoral to Be a Pessimist.' Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Norwegian Literary Fiction. Tvergastein. ISSN: 1893-5605. 3s 44 - 50.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2013). Ecocritical Realism: Nature, Culture, and Reality in Icelandic Environmental Literature. Realisms in Contemporary Culture. Theories, Politics, and Medial Configurations. ISBN: 978-3-11-031291-1. Walter de Gruyter. kapittel 7. s 109 - 123.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2013). Framtíðin er nú. Um skáldsögu Anna eftir Jostein Gaarder. Spássían. ISSN: 1670-8709. 12s 32 - 35.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2012). Að skipta um skoðun. Jarðnæði Oddnýjar Eirar Ævarsdóttur í samhengi umhverfisverndarbókmennta. Spássían. ISSN: 1670-8709. 10s 35 - 40.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2012). Das Lachen der Könige in den altnordischen 'Konunga sögur'. Valenzen des Lachens ins der Vormoderne 1250-1750. ISBN: 978-3-86309-098-2. Bamberg University Press. kapittel 17. s 385 - 411.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2012). Traumland unter Wasser: Umweltschutz auf Isländisch. Norrøna : Zeitschrift für Kultur, Geschichte und Politik der Skandinavischen Länder. ISSN: 0932-2787. 45s 50 - 61.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2011). A Saga for Dinner: Landscape and Nationality in Icelandic Literature. Ecozona. ISSN: 2171-9594. 2s 61 - 72.
  • Hennig, Reinhard Jonasson, Anna-Karin Degerman, Peter (2018). Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment. Ecocritical Approaches to Northern European Literatures and Cultures. ISBN: 978-1-4985-6190-7. Lexington Books. s 258.
  • Hennig, Reinhard Simek, Rudolf (2011). Sagas aus Island: Von Wikingern, Berserkern und Trollen. ISBN: 978-3150107997. Reclam Verlag. s 595.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2014). Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Island und Norwegen. Ein interdisziplinärer Beitrag zu den Environmental Humanities. ISBN: 978-3-631-65565-8. Peter Lang Publishing Group. s 399.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2019). Klimakatastrofen som skjønnlitteratur. Knut Faldbakkens Uår og nyere norsk klimafiksjon.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2019). Skjønnlitteratur, økokritikk og utdanning for bærekraftig utvikling.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2018). The Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies: Background and Perspectives.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2018). Nordic Negotiations of Ecocitizenship in the Anthropocene Garden: Charlotte Weitze’s Novel Den afskyelige.

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