“Ecocriticism in Europe: Past, Present, and Future.” Invited lecture at the 81st International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Riga (online), 22 February 2023.
“Klima, miljø og bærekraft i norrøn litteratur.” Invited lecture, Kristiansand Katedralskole Gimle, Norway, 28 April 2022.
“Ecocriticism und altnordische Literatur.” Invited lecture, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (online), 18 January 2022.
“Change, Continuity, Sustainable Development: The Viking Age Environment in the Sagas of Icelanders.” Presentation at the conference The Viking Age as a Foreign Place (24-26 November 2021). Centre for Viking Age Studies, University of Oslo, 26 November 2021.
“Naturressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit in den Isländersagas.” Invited lecture, University of Zürich, Switzerland (online), 29 October 2021.
“Nostalgia, Ecocatastrophe, or Sustainability? Environmental Storytelling and Ecocritical Theory.” Keynote lecture at the symposium Culture and the Impending Ecocatastrophe: Narratives of Ecology and Sustainable Futures. Turku, Finland, and online, 20 October 2021.
“Imagining a Viking-Age Risk Society: Environmental Risk and Manufactured Uncertainties in the Sagas of Icelanders.” Presentation at the workshop Ecocriticism and Old Norse Studies (26-27 November 2020), University of Agder, Norway, 26 November 2020.
“Writing the Anthropocene: Contemporary Norwegian Literature and the Global Environmental Crisis.” Henrik Steffens Vorlesung and keynote lecture for the workshop Changing Concepts of Nature in Literature and Film, Humboldt University Berlin, 28 January 2020.
“Utdanning for bærekraftig utvikling og økokritikk” (Education for sustainable development and ecocriticism). Invited lecture, Østfold University College, 20 January 2020.
“Bærekraftig utvikling som tverrfaglig tema i norskfaget” (Sustainable development as an interdisciplinary topic in the Norwegian subject). Invited lecture, United Nations Association of Norway, Kristiansand, 27 August 2019.
“Klimakatastrofen som skjønnlitteratur. Knut Faldbakkens Uår og nyere norsk klimafiksjon” (“The climate catastrophe as literary fiction. Knut Faldbakken’s Uår and recent Norwegian climate change fiction”). Invited lecture, National Library, Oslo, Norway, 29 January 2019.
“Skjønnlitteratur, økokritikk og utdanning for bærekraftig utvikling” (“Literature, ecocriticism and education for sustainable development”). Invited lecture, Kristiansand Cathedral School, Norway, 24 January 2019.
“The Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies: Background and Perspectives”.
Presentation at the workshop Ecocritical Perspectives on Nordic Children’s and Young Adult Literature (25-26 October 2018), Western Norway University of Applied Sciences , 25 October 2018 .
“Nordic Negotiations of Ecocitizenship in the Anthropocene Garden: Charlotte Weitze’s Novel Den afskyelige“.
Presentation at the 8th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) (26-29 September 2018) . University of Würzburg, Germany, 27 September 2018.
“Bærekraftig litteraturvitenskap? Økokritikkens bidrag til humanistisk miljøforskning” (“Sustainable literary studies? How ecocriticism contributes to the environmental humanities”).
Invited lecture at the conference Humaniorkonferansen – Humaniora og samfunnets utfordringer (6-7 September 2018). University of Agder, Norway, 6 September 2018.
“Narrating Ecocitizenship in Nordic Novels of the Anthropocene”.
Keynote lecture at the symposium Im Zeichen des Anthropozäns: Utopische und dystopische Literatur aus dem Norden erforschen und lehren (7-9 June 2018). University of Bonn, Germany, 8 June 2018.
Invited lecture: “Økokritikk og utdanning for bærekraftig utvikling” (“Ecocriticism and education for sustainable development”). University of Stavanger, Norway, 16 March 2018.
“Markens grøde i antropocen” (“Markens grøde in the Anthropocene”).
Invited lecture at the symposium VARSKU! Markens grøde 100 år (28-29 September 2017). The Hamsun Centre, Norway, 28 September 2017.
“Literature and Literary Studies in the Anthropocene”.
Presentation at the workshop Knowing the Anthropocene. Exploring knowledge practices of the Anthropocene (26-28 July 2017). University of Tübingen, Germany, 27 July 2017.
“Literary Memory of Environmental and Climatic Change in the Sagas of Icelanders”.
Invited lecture at the workshop Nature, Landscape, and Place: Memory Studies in the Nordic Middle Ages (19-20 January 2017). Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur, Uppsala, Sweden, 19 January 2017.
“Collapse or Continuity? Norwegian Climate Change Fiction from the 1970s to Present-Day”.
Presentation at the 7th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) (27-30 October 2016). University of Brussels, Belgium, 30 October 2016.
Invited lecture: “Sagas for Sustainability: Altnordistik und die Environmental Humanities” (“Sagas for Sustainability: Old Norse Studies and the Environmental Humanities”). Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Cologne, Germany, 28 October 2016.
“Klimatförändringar som litterärt motiv och som etiskt gränsöverskridande” (“Climate change as a literary motif and as a transgression of ethical boundaries”).
Presentation at the conference Litteraturvetenskapens gränsöverskridanden. Ämneskonferens i litteraturvetenskap (12-13 May 2016). University of Karlstad, Sweden, 13 May 2016.
“Naturens undergång? Litteratur och litteraturvetenskap i antropocen” (“The end of nature? Literature and literary studies in the Anthropocene”).
Invited lecture at the symposium Hur natur blir litteratur: Ekokritik och posthumanism. Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, Helsinki, 22 April 2016.
“Natural Resources, Sustainability and Environmental Change in Medieval Icelandic Literature”.
Presentation at the conference Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe (6-8 April 2016). University of Munich, Germany, 6 April 2016.
Invited lecture: “Saga-Ökologie: Naturressourcen, Umweltbedingungen und kulturelles Gedächtnis in der altisländischen Literatur” (“Saga ecology: natural resources, environmental conditions and cultural memory in Old Icelandic literature”). University of Basel, Switzerland, 13 December 2015.
“Mittelalterliche Ökologie? Vormoderne literarische Texte als Quellen der Umweltforschung” (“Medieval Ecology? Pre-modern literary texts as sources in environmental research”).
Presentation at the conference 22. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik (ATDS) (29 September-1 October 2015). University of Cologne, Germany, 30 September 2015.
“The Construction of Environmental Memory in the Icelandic Sagas”.
Presentation at the Sixteenth International Saga Conference(9-15 August 2015). University of Zurich, Switzerland, 10 August 2015.
Invited lecture: “Naturresurser och miljö i den fornnordiska litteraturen” (“Natural resources and the environment in Old Norse literature”). Humanistiska klubben, Härnösand, Sweden, 17 April 2015.
“No Future and No Past? How the Anthropocene Changes Environmentalist Narratives”.
Invited lecture at the symposium Rethinking Environmental Consciousness (5-8 December 2014). Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden, 6 December 2014.
Invited lecture: “Naturressourcen, Umweltbedingungen und kulturelles Gedächtnis im mittelalterlichen Island” (“Natural resources, environmental conditions and cultural memory in medieval Iceland”). CRC RessourcenKulturen, University of Tübingen, Germany, 20 November 2014.
“Constructing Collective Environmental Memory: Representations of Scarcity and Abundance in Medieval Icelandic Literature”.
Presentation at the workshop Scarcity and Environment in History and Literature (25-27 September 2014). Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany, 27 September 2014.
“Norwegian Eco-Cosmopolitanism Going Arctic: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault”.
Presentation at the Conference Arctic Modernities (16-18 September 2014). University of Tromsø, Norway, 18 September 2014.
“Golden Age and Environmental Change in Medieval Icelandic Literature”.
Invited lecture at the symposium Environmental Change and Stewardship in the Circumpolar North (09-10 August 2014). Svartárkot/Bárðardalur, Iceland, 10 August 2014.
Invited lecture: “Isak Sellanraa als Klimaflüchtling. Ökologische Szenarien in der norwegischen Gegenwartsliteratur” (“Isak Sellanraa as climate refugee: ecological scenarios in contemporary Norwegian literature”). Institute for Scandinavian Studies, University of Frankfurt, Germany, 17 June 2014.
“Writing as Climate Activism: Environmental Counterculture in Recent Literary Fiction”.
Presentation at the workshop Mightier than the Sword? The Countercultural Agency of Literary Fiction (6-7 June 2014). University of Innsbruck, Austria, 7 June 2014.
“Deep-Frozen Hope in the Arctic: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault”.
Presentation at the 6th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE): Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning (29 April – 3 May 2014). Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia, 29 April 2014.
Invited lecture: “Die vermeidbare Katastrophe? Öko-Dystopien in der norwegischen Gegenwartsliteratur” (“The preventable catastrophe? Eco-dystopias in contemporary Norwegian literature”). Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany, 3 December 2013.
Invited lecture: “Vær litt norsk, vern en torsk! Umweltbewegung und umwelt-engagierte Literatur im Norwegen der Gegenwart” (“Vær litt norsk, vern en torsk! Environmental movement and environmentalist literature in contemporary Norway”). Deutsch-Norwegische Gesellschaft e.V., Bonn, Germany, 27 June 2013.
Invited lecture: “Lupinen, Staudämme und schmelzende Gletscher: Die Umweltbewegung in Island und ihre Geschichte” (“Lupins, dams, and melting glaciers: the environmental movement in Iceland and its history”). Chair of Urban Geography and Geography of Rural Areas, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 20 July 2012.
“Cod Liver Oil for the Mind: Icelandic Environmental Literature from Laxness to Present Day”.
Presentation at the Conference Natura Loquens: Eruptive Dialogues, Disruptive Discourses (5th EASLCE International Conference, 27-30 June 2012). Faculty of Philology, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, 28 June 2012.
“Genuinely Icelandic? Literary Environmentalism in Iceland and the Problem of ‘Foreign Influence’”.
Presentation at the symposium Environmental Policy-Making in a Dynamic World (NIES Research Symposium VI, 16-18 May 2012). Hornafjörður Regional Research Center, University of Iceland (Höfn/Reykjavík), 18 May 2012.
“Postcolonial Ecology: Environmental Discourse and the Icelandic Past in Andri Snær Magnason’s Draumalandið. Sjálfshjálparbók handa hræddri þjóð“.
Presentation at the conference 20. Arbeitstagung der deutschsprachigen Skandinavistik (ATDS, 27-30 September 2011). Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, 28 September 2011.
Invited lecture: “Literatur als Umweltaktivismus? Andri Snær Magnasons Draumalandið – Sjálfshjálparbók handa hræddri þjóð” (“Literature as environmental activism? Andri Snær Magnason’s Draumalandið – Sjálfshjálparbók handa hræddri þjóð“). Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Cologne, Germany, 3 May 2011.
“Ecological Crisis as Cultural Crisis: Industrialisation and Icelandicness in Andri Snær Magnason’s Dreamland. A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation“.
Invited lecture at the workshop Writing (in the) Crisis: on the Situation of Icelandic Contemporary Literature (3-5 March 2011). Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland, 4 March 2011.
“Realism as Practice. Literature between Documentarism, Activism and Concept Art – two Scandinavian Examples” (with Thomas Fechner-Smarsly).
Presentation at the workshop Realisms in Contemporary Culture: Theories, Politics and Medial Configurations (23-25 September 2010). Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 24 September 2010.
“Between Past and Present: Icelandic Environmental Discourse”.
Presentation at the conference Environmental Change – Cultural Change (4th EASLCE International Conference, 1-4 September 2010). University of Bath, UK, 1 September 2010.
“Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Norwegen und Island”.
Presentation at the workshop 7. Skandinavistische Promovierendentagung (4-6 June 2010). Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 5 June 2010.
“Lachen und Komik in der altnordischen Literatur”.
Presentation at the workshop Valenzen des Lachens in der Vormoderne (16-17 January 2009). Center for Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies, University of Bamberg, Germany, 17 January 2009.