Publications

Books

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment. Ecocritical Approaches to Northern European Literatures and Cultures. Edited by Reinhard Hennig, Anna-Karin Jonasson, and Peter Degerman. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books 2018.

Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Island und Norwegen. Ein interdisziplinärer Beitrag zu den Environmental Humanities [Environmental literature from Iceland and Norway. An interdisciplinary contribution to the environmental humanities] (Bonn, Univ., Diss., 2014). Frankfurt am Main: Lang 2014 (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Germanistik und Skandinavistik 66).

Sagas aus Island: Von Wikingern, Berserkern und Trollen [Sagas from Iceland. Vikings, berserks, and trolls]. Edited and translated by Reinhard Hennig and Rudolf Simek. Stuttgart: Reclam 2011.

Articles

Aesthetic Appreciation of Landscape in the Sagas of Icelanders.” Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe. Ed. Matthias Egeler. Turnhout: Brepols 2019, 45-61.

“Jostein Gaarder’s The World According to Anna (2013/2015) – Didactic Cli-Fi .” Cli-Fi. A Companion. Eds. Axel Goodbody and Adeline Johns-Putra. Oxford: Peter Lang 2019, 181-186.

Knowing the Right Thing, but Not Doing It. Knut Hamsun’s Markens grøde in the Anthropocene.” NORDEUROPAforum. Journal for the Study of Culture 2018, 16-43.

“Environmental Humanities.” The Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies. Eds. Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann, and Stephen Mitchell. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter 2018, 327-332.

Reinhard Hennig, Anna-Karin Jonasson, and Peter Degerman. “Introduction: Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment.” Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment. Ecocritical Approaches to Northern European Literatures and Cultures. Edited by Reinhard Hennig, Anna-Karin Jonasson, and Peter Degerman. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books 2018, 1-18.

“Environmental Concern as (Counter)Cultural Criticism in the Novels of Jón Kalman Stefánsson.” Counter | Culture. Literature, Language, Agency. Eds. Friederike Wolfrum and Désirée Kriesch, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2018, 171-186.

“Climate Change Denial in Literary Fiction. Gert Nygårdshaug’s ’eco-thriller’ Chimera.” REAL – Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 2017. Special Issue: Meteorologies of Modernity – Weather and Climate Discourses in the Anthropocene.  Eds. Sarah Fekadu, Hanna Straß-Senol and Tobias Döring, 191-215.

Miljö och minne: att skapa ett långtidsperspektiv på hållbarhetsfrågor” [Environment and memory: creating a long-term perspective on questions of sustainability]. Hållbarhetens många ansikten: Samtal, forskning och fantasier. Eds. Edit Andresen, Gustav Liden, and Sara Nyhlen. Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet 2017, 117-125.

“Aus der Vergangenheit lernen? Die Bedeutung der mittelalterlichen isländischen Literatur für die Umweltdiskussion der Gegenwart” [Learning from the past? The relevance of medieval Icelandic literature for contemporary environmental discourse]. Culturescapes Island: Zwischen Sagas und Pop. Ed. Culturescapes, Basel: Merian 2015, 45-52.

Environmental Scarcity and Abundance in Medieval Icelandic Literature.” Rachel Carson Center Perspectives 2015 (2), 37–43.

“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. Eds. Lill-Ann Körber and Ebbe Volquardsen, Berlin 2014 (Berliner Beiträge zur Skandinavistik 20), 105-126.

‘It is Immoral to Be a Pessimist’. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Norwegian Literary Fiction.” Tvergastein. Interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment 3 (2013), 44-50.

“Ecocritical Realism: Nature, Culture, and Reality in Icelandic Environmental Literature.” Realisms in Contemporary Culture. Theories, Politics, and Medial Configurations. Eds. Dorothee Birke and Stella Butter: Berlin/Boston 2013: de Gruyter, 109-123.

“Framtíðin er nú. Um skáldsögu Anna eftir Jostein Gaarder” [The future is now. On Jostein Gaarder’s novel Anna]. Translated into Icelandic by Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir. Spássían 12 (2013), 32-35.

“Að skipta um skoðun. Jarðnæði Oddnýjar Eirar Ævarsdóttur í samhengi umhverfisverndar-bókmennta” [To change views. Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir’s novel Jarðnæði in an ecocritical context]. Translated into Icelandic by Auður Aðalsteinsdóttir. Spássían 10 (2012), 35-40.

“Traumland unter Wasser: Umweltschutz auf Isländisch” [Dreamland under water. Icelandic environmentalism]. norrøna. Zeitschrift für Kultur, Geschichte und Politik der nordischen Länder 45 (2012), 50-61.

Das Lachen der Könige in den altnordischen ‚Konunga sögur‘” [The laughter of kings in the Old Norse kings’s sagas]. Valenzen des Lachens in der Vormoderne 1250-1750. Eds. Christian Kuhn and Stefan Bießenecker, Bamberg 2012 (Bamberger Historische Studien 8), 385-411.

A Saga for Dinner: Landscape and Nationality in Icelandic Literature.” Ecozon@. European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 2 (2011), 61-72.

Reviews

Margareta Pettersson and Rikard Schönström (eds.): Nordens litteratur. European Journal of Scandinavian Studies 2018 (2), 348-351.

Henning Wærp: Arktisk litteratur. Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning 119/3 (2018), 261-265.

Ellen Rees: Cabins in Modern Norwegian Literature. Negotiating Place and Identity. European Journal of Scandinavian Studies 47/2 (2017), 402-407.

Ellen F. Arnold: Negotiating the Landscape. Environment and Monastic Identity in the Medieval Ardennes. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 5 (2014), 191-193.

Nina Witoszek: The Origins of the “Regime of Goodness”. Remapping the Cultural History of Norway. EDGE – A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies 3.1 (2013).

Subhankar Banerjee (ed.): Arctic Voices. Resistance at the Tipping Point. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4 (2013), 142-144.