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Reinhard Hennig

Associate Professor

 
Office:
E2054 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

I am an environmental humanities scholar with a PhD in Scandinavian studies. 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 cofounder 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

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 Environmental Concern as (Counter)Cultural Criticism in the Novels of Jón Kalman Stefánsson (2018).
  • Hennig Reinhard Knowing the Right Thing, but Not Doing It. Knut Hamsun’s Markens grøde in the Anthropocene (2018). NORDEUROPAforum . ISSN 1863-639X. s 16 - 43
  • Hennig Reinhard Climate Change Denial in Literary Fiction: Gert Nygårdshaug’s ‘Eco-Thriller’ Chimera (2017). REAL: Yearbook of research in English and American literature . ISSN 0723-0338. 33 s 191 - 215
  • Hennig Reinhard Miljö och minne: att skapa ett långtidsperspektiv på hållbarhetsfrågor (2017).
  • Hennig Reinhard Aus der Vergangenheit lernen? Die Bedeutung der mittelalterlichen isländischen Literatur für die Umweltbewegung der Gegenwart (2015).
  • Hennig Reinhard Environmental Scarcity and Abundance in Medieval Icelandic Literature (2015). RCC Perspectives . ISSN 2190-5088. (2), s 37 - 43
  • Hennig Reinhard Postcolonial Ecology: an Ecocritical Reading of Andri Snær Magnason’s Dreamland. A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation (2014).
  • Hennig Reinhard 'It Is Immoral to Be a Pessimist.' Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Norwegian Literary Fiction (2013). Tvergastein . ISSN 1893-5605. 3 s 44 - 50
  • Hennig Reinhard Ecocritical Realism: Nature, Culture, and Reality in Icelandic Environmental Literature (2013).
  • Hennig Reinhard Framtíðin er nú. Um skáldsögu Anna eftir Jostein Gaarder (2013). Spássían . ISSN 1670-8709. 12 s 32 - 35
  • Hennig Reinhard Að skipta um skoðun. Jarðnæði Oddnýjar Eirar Ævarsdóttur í samhengi umhverfisverndarbókmennta (2012). Spássían . ISSN 1670-8709. 10 s 35 - 40
  • Hennig Reinhard Das Lachen der Könige in den altnordischen 'Konunga sögur' (2012).
  • Hennig Reinhard Traumland unter Wasser: Umweltschutz auf Isländisch (2012). Norrøna : Zeitschrift für Kultur, Geschichte und Politik der Skandinavischen Länder . ISSN 0932-2787. 45 s 50 - 61
  • Hennig Reinhard A Saga for Dinner: Landscape and Nationality in Icelandic Literature (2011). Ecozona . ISSN 2171-9594. 2 s 61 - 72
  • Hennig, Reinhard Simek, Rudolf (2011). Sagas aus Island: Von Wikingern, Berserkern und Trollen. Reclam Verlag. ISBN 978-3150107997. 595 s.
  • Hennig, Reinhard (2014). Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Island und Norwegen. Ein interdisziplinärer Beitrag zu den Environmental Humanities. Peter Lang Publishing Group. ISBN 978-3-631-65565-8. 399 s.
  • Hennig Reinhard Narrating Ecocitizenship in Nordic Novels of the Anthropocene (2018).
  • Hennig Reinhard Knowing the Right Thing, but Not Doing It. Knut Hamsun’s Markens grøde in the Anthropocene (2018). NORDEUROPAforum . ISSN 1863-639X. s 16 - 43
  • Hennig Reinhard Environmental Concern as (Counter)Cultural Criticism in the Novels of Jón Kalman Stefánsson (2018).
  • Hennig Reinhard Økokritikk og utdanning for bærekraftig utvikling (2018).
  • Hennig Reinhard Literary Memory of Environmental and Climatic Change in the Sagas of Icelanders (2017).
  • Hennig Reinhard Literature and Literary Studies in the Anthropocene (2017).
  • Hennig Reinhard Ellen Rees: Cabins in Modern Norwegian Literature. Negotiating Place and Identity (2017). European Journal of Scandinavian Studies . ISSN 2191-9399. 47 (2), s 402 - 407
  • Hennig Reinhard Miljö och minne: att skapa ett långtidsperspektiv på hållbarhetsfrågor (2017).
  • Hennig Reinhard Markens grøde i antropocen (2017).
  • Furuseth Sissel, Hennig Reinhard, Ecocriticism and Environmental Education (2017).

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