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

Miljø og medborgerskap i Arne Svingens barnebok En himmel full av skyer.” Norsklæreren 2021 (1), 40–55.

Fra frykt til fremtidstro: Klimaendringer i nordiske bildebøker.” På tværs af Norden. Økokritiske strømninger i nordisk børne- og ungdomslitteratur. Eds. Nina Goga and Marianne Eskebæk. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers 2021, 52–57

Sagas for Sustainability? Commons, Conflict and Cooperation in the Sagas of Icelanders.” Scandia. Journal of Medieval Norse Studies 3, 2020, 36-63.

Sissel Furuseth, Anne Gjelsvik, Ahmet Gürata, Reinhard Hennig, Julia Leyda and Katie Ritson (2020). “Climate Change in Literature, Television and Film from Norway.”  Ecozon@ 11 (2), 8-16.

No Future, No Past? How Consciousness of the Anthropocene Changes Environmentalist Narratives.” Vill jag vistas här bör jag byta blick. Texter om litteratur, miljö och historia tillägnade Pia Maria Ahlbäck. Eds. Julia Tidigs, Mia Österlund, Jutta Ahlbeck and Judith Meurer-Bongardt. Åbo: Föreningen Granskaren, 43-63.

Memory of Environmental and Climatic Change in the Sagas of Icelanders.” Scandinavian Studies 91 (3), 2019, 323-344.

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

An Arctic Archive for the Anthropocene: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault.”  Arctic Archives. Ice, Memory, and Entropy. Eds. Susanne Frank and Kjetil A. Jacobsen. Bielefeld: Transcript 2019, 197-217.

“Å trosse naturen i seg selv. Kjønn og kjønnsroller i Maja Lundes roman Bienes historie.” [Defying one’s own nature: Sex and gender in Maja Lunde’s novel The History of Bees] Norsk litterær årbok 2019, 272-290.

“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.