Johan Schimanski

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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

  • borders and literature
  • national identity in literature
  • postcolonialism
  • Arctic discourses
  • literature in Welsh
  • literary forgeries
  • science fiction
  • genre theory
  • literary museums

Courses taught

  • LIT1302 Western literature from 1700 to 1900, seminar (Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016)
  • LIT4300A / LIT4300B Literary theory: Borders, liminality, literature (Autumn 2014)
  • LIT3000 Specialization with bachelor paper: Fantastic literature and science fiction (Spring 2015)
  • EXFAC03-LIT / EXFAC03-EST Text and interpretation / Art and interpretation, Examen facultatum, lectures (Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016)
  • LIT4360A / LIT4360B Literary texts: Immigration Literature (Spring 2016)
  • LIT3000 Specialization with bachelor paper: The Literary Arctic (with Janicke S. Kaasa, Autumn 2016)
  • Due to duties as Head of Research, no teaching 2017-2021.

Background

1963 born Stockholm

-1981 schools in England, Botswana, Zambia og Norway

1990 Magister degree in Comparative Literature, University of Oslo

1993 School of Criticism & Theory, Dartmouth College, USA

1994 visiting researcher at University of Wales Aberystwyth

1995, 1997 stand-in Associate Professor, University of Oslo

1997 Dr. art. degree, University of Oslo

1998-2014 Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Tromsø/UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø

2006 Visiting Professor of Border Studies, Centre for Border Studies, University of Glamorgan/Prifysgol Morganwg

2011 visiting researcher at Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis

2013 visiting researcher at Sogn og Fjordane University College

2014- Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oslo

2014-2016 visiting Professor of Comparative Literature, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø

2016-2019 visiting Professor of Cultural Encounters, University of Eastern Finland

2017 guest researcher at the University of Vienna

2017-2020 Head of Research, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS), University of Oslo

Current Appointments

Co-leader "TRAUM - Transforming Author Museums" research project, Sogn og Fjordane University College in cooperation with the University of Oslo (Research Council of Norway, FRIPRO-programme, 2016-2019)

Leader “Temporalities and Subjectivities of Crossing: Contemporary Public Migration Narratives in Europe” workshop series, University of Oslo in cooperation with University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskäla og Dalarna University (NOS-HS, 2019-2021)

Member, editorial boards of Journal of Borderlands StudiesEyeCorner PressLiterary GeographiesFafnir: The Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy ResearchLiterator: Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies / Tydskrif vir besondere en Vergelykende Taal- en Literatuurstudie (South Africa)

Member, advisory board for ERC Starting Grant project Reel Borders (2021-2026).

Partners

Research group Border Reading, ILOS, University of Oslo

Research group Migrations, Borders and Identities, ILOS, University of Oslo

Co-author Associate Professor Ulrike Spring, University of Oslo

Tags: Comparative Literature, Literature, Literary studies, Literary theory, Borders, National identity, Postcolonialism, Arctic, Welsh literature, Science Fiction, Literary museums, Migration literature, Migration, Research administration

Publications

Spring, Schimanski & Aarbakke - Transforming Author Museums

Ulrike Spring, Johan Schimanski and Thea Aarbakke, eds. Transforming Author Museums: From Sites of Pilgrimage to Cultural Hubs. New York: Berghahn, 2022. 

cover Schimanski/Nyman, Border Images, Border Narratives

Johan Schimanski and Jopi Nyman, eds. Border Images, Border Narratives: The Political Aesthetics of Boundaries and Crossings. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021.

cover Schimanski, Grenzungen

Johan Schimanski. Grenzungen: Versuche zu einer Poetik der Grenze. Trans. G. H. H. Wien: Turia + Kant, 2020. 

cover Stene-Johansen/Refsum/Schimanski, Living Together

Knut Stene-Johansen, Christian Refsum and Johan Schimanski, eds.
Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community. Bielefeld: transcript, 2018.

cover Schimanski/Wolfe, Border Aesthetics

Johan Schimanski and Stephen F. Wolfe, eds. Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. New York: Berghahn, 2017.

cover Schimanski/Spring, Passagiere des Eises

Johan Schimanski and Ulrike Spring. Passagiere des Eises: Polarhelden und arktische Diskurse 1874. Wien: Böhlau, 2015.

cover Schimanski/Theodorsen/Wærp, Reiser og ekspedisjoner i det litterære Arktis

Johan Schimanski, Cathrine Theodorsen and Henning Howlid Wærp, eds. Reiser og ekspedisjoner i det litterære Arktis. Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk, 2011.

cover Ryall/Schimanski/Wærp, Arctic Discourses

Anka Ryall, Johan Schimanski and Henning Howlid Wærp, eds. Arctic Discourses. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.

cover Schimanski/Wolfe, Border Poetics De-limited

Johan Schimanski and Stephen Wolfe, eds. Border Poetics De-limited. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2007.  

  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2021). Border Utopias, Border Dystopias. In Faber, Vera & Seidl, Barbara (Ed.), Grenzüberschreitungen und Grenzüberschreibungen in Theorie, Literatur und Kultur. Praesens Verlag. ISSN 978-3-7069-1120-7. p. 45–78.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Nyman, Jopi (2021). Images and Narratives on the Border. In Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Nyman, Jopi (Ed.), Border Images, Border Narratives: The Political Aesthetics of Boundaries and Crossings. Manchester University Press. ISSN 978-1-5261-4626-7. p. 1–20. doi: 10.7765/9781526146274.0000.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Nyman, Jopi (2021). Border Images and Narratives: Paradoxes, Spheres, Aesthetics. In Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Nyman, Jopi (Ed.), Border Images, Border Narratives: The Political Aesthetics of Boundaries and Crossings. Manchester University Press. ISSN 978-1-5261-4626-7. p. 242–251. doi: 10.7765/9781526146274.00021.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2021). Seasons of Migration to the North: Borders and Images in Migration Narratives Published in Norwegian. In Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Nyman, Jopi (Ed.), Border Images, Border Narratives: The Political Aesthetics of Boundaries and Crossings. Manchester University Press. ISSN 978-1-5261-4626-7. p. 206–224. doi: 10.7765/9781526146274.00019.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Playing the Arctic: Arthur Ransome’s Winter Holiday. In Hansson, Heidi; Leavenworth, Maria Lindgren & Ryall, Anka (Ed.), The Arctic in Literature for Children and Young Adults. Routledge. ISSN 9780367360801. p. 189–202. Full text in Research Archive
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). What do writers’ museums communicate? Nordisk Museologi. ISSN 1103-8152. 28(1), p. 23–41. doi: 10.5617/nm.7965. Full text in Research Archive
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2020). The Arctic, Germany and Austria-Hungary: Narrative Borders in Discourses around the Austro-Hungarian Polar Expedition (1872–1874), German Representations of the Far North (17th-19th Centuries): Writing the Arctic. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISSN 1-5275-6022-8. p. 246–267.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Migratory Angels: The Political Aesthetics of Border Trauma. In Horsti, Karina (Eds.), The Politics of Public Memories of Forced Migration and Bordering in Europe. Palgrave Pivot. ISSN 978-3-030-30564-2. p. 37–52. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-30565-9_3.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). The Melting Archive: The Arctic and the Archive’s Others. In Frank, Susi K. & Jakobsen, Kjetil Ansgar (Ed.), Arctic Archives: Ice, Memory and Entropy. Transcript Verlag. ISSN 978-3837646566. p. 49–68. doi: 10.14361/9783839446560-005.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). XÉNITEIA/Xeniteia. In Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan (Ed.), Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community. Transcript Verlag. ISSN 978-3-8376-4431-9. p. 313–322. doi: 10.14361/9783839444313-032.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Glass Borders. antiAtlas Journal. ISSN 2495-7100.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Reading the Future North. In Kampevold Larsen, Janike & Hemmersam, Peter (Ed.), Future North : The Changing Arctic Landscapes. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-4724-8125-2. p. 16–25. doi: 10.4324/9781315583716-2.
  • Refsum, Christian; Stene-Johansen, Knut & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Introduction. In Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan (Ed.), Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community. Transcript Verlag. ISSN 978-3-8376-4431-9. p. 9–20. doi: 10.14361/9783839444313-001.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (2017). Intersections: A Conclusion in the Form of a Glossary. In Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (Ed.), Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. Berghahn Books. ISSN 9781785334641. p. 155–177. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvw048vh.12. Full text in Research Archive
  • Görling, Reinhold & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Sovereignty. In Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (Ed.), Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. Berghahn Books. ISSN 9781785334641. p. 111–128.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Reading from the Border. In Lothe, Jakob (Eds.), The Future of Literary Studies. Novus Forlag. ISSN 978-82-7099-900-2. p. 61–71. Full text in Research Archive
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Seeing Disorientation: China Miéville’s The City & the City. Culture, Theory and Critique. ISSN 1473-5784. 57(1), p. 106–120. doi: 10.1080/14735784.2015.1122543. Full text in Research Archive
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). XÉNITEIA/Utlendighet. In Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (Ed.), Å leve sammen. Roland Barthes, individet og fellesskapet. Spartacus. ISSN 978-82-304-01781. p. 402–416.

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  • Spring, Ulrike; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Aarbakke, Thea (2022). Transforming author museums From Sites of Pilgrimage to Cultural Hubs. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-80073-243-8. 376 p.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Nyman, Jopi (2021). Border Images, Border Narratives: The Political Aesthetics of Boundaries and Crossings. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-1-5261-4626-7. 280 p.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Grenzungen: Versuche zu einer Poetik der Grenze. Turia + Kant. ISBN 978-3-85132-970-4. 150 p.
  • Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan (2018). Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community. Transcript Verlag. ISBN 978-3-8376-4431-9. 400 p.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (2017). Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781785334641. 179 p.

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  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2021). Von der Isolation in der Arktis zum Spektakel in Wien. In Chahrour, Marcel; Höfler, Theresa; Schretzmayer, Birgit & Tavčar-Schaller, Andrea (Ed.), Sehnsucht Ferne – Aufbruch in neue Welten. Schallaburg, Schallaburg Kulturbetriebsges.m.b.H.. ISSN 0000000000000. p. 238–243.
  • Spring, Ulrike; Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Dachsberger, Roman & Thaler, Tobias (2021). Gefangen im ewigem Eis: Aufbruch zum Nordpol.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2021). Seien Sie wilkommen! [video 3'30"].
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2021). Nordlicht in Birmingham: Transcultural, Translingual, Transdisciplinary. In Dorer, Johanna; Horak, Roman & Marschik, Matthias (Ed.), Cultural Studies Revisited: Nordlicht/Revontulet – Aufbruch in Österreich und internationale Entwicklung. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3658320829. p. 323–331. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-32083-6_26.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2021). (Un)folding European Borders. In Müller-Funk, Wolfgang; Spreicer, Jelena & Steininger, Gerlinde (Ed.), Borders of Europe. Istituto Italiano di Studi Germanici. ISSN 9788895868547. p. 45–56.
  • Schimanski, Johan (2021). Space, Borders and Cognition in Urban Diasporic Fiction.
  • Schimanski, Johan (2021). Temporalities and migratory border-crossings in literature and other discourse.
  • Schimanski, Johan (2021). Border Traumas, Aesthetics and Memory.
  • Gfrereis, Heike; Neundlinger, Helmut; Schimanski, Johan & Spring, Ulrike (2021). Literature, Exhibitions and Communication: A Conversation. Culture et Musées. ISSN 1766-2923. p. 251–272.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). (Un)folding Borders.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Receding Ice Limits: A Historical-Rhetorical Genealogy.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Fixing Images of Movement: The Border Poetics of Photographs in the Swedish-African Literary Borderscape.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Å få & å utvikle prosjektidéer.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Biography and Works. Communication Processes in Author Museums: An Introduction. Nordisk Museologi. ISSN 1103-8152. 28(1), p. 4–7. doi: 10.5617/nm.7957.
  • Gfrereis, Heike; Neundlinger, Helmut; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2020). Literature, Exhibitions and Communication: A Conversation. Nordisk Museologi. ISSN 1103-8152. 28(1), p. 91–102. doi: 10.5617/nm.7976.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Border Poetics: Reading Narratives of Border Crossing.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). Hva kommuniseres i forfattermuseer?
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2020). A Neoromantic Goose in the Writer’s Home Museum.
  • Tennøe, Arthur; Spring, Ulrike; Undheim, Inger; Ryall, Anka; Aarbakke, Thea & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Å stille ut litteratur og forfattere.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Scaling between Border Poetics and Border Studies.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). (Un)folding European Borders in Narratives of Ex/internal Migration.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). kunnskapsutveksling, framtidig permanent Cora Sandel-utstilling.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Exhibiting Transnational Mobility in the Author Museum.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Das trans/nationale Dichterheim.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Border Aesthetics. In Franzini, Elio; Griffero, Tonino; Matteucci, Giovanni & Gatti, Andrea (Ed.), International Lexicon of Aesthetics. Mimesis Edizioni. ISSN 9788857559926. doi: 10.7413/18258630068.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Typologie von Dichterwohnungen.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Ali Smith’s Border Analysis: Populism and Migration in the Seasonal Quartet.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Literatur ausstellen.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Fixing Images of Movement: The Border Aesthetics of Photographs in Narratives of Trans-Mediterranean Migration.
  • Dvergsdal, Alvhild; Olsen, Marianne A.; Spring, Ulrike; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Fulsås, Narve (2019). Den vanskelige forfatteren.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Ghostly Voices in the Author Museum.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan (2018). Who speaks in the Author Museum? Finding intentions and authority in literary exhibitions.
  • Schimanski, Johan (2018). Liminality and Border Poetics, Thresholds and Border Aesthetics.
  • Schimanski, Johan (2018). Migrating Images of the North.
  • Schimanski, Johan (2018). Raum und Grenze: Theoretischer Impuls.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2018). The Glocal in Literary Exhibitions.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Ghostly Voices in the Author Museum.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Crossing and Gendering Borders.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). What is the North Like? Questions and Answers While Crossing Borders.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Border Traumas, Aesthetics and Memory in Migration Literature.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Arctic Southerners: Ethnonyms, Languages and Qualities in the Reception of the Austro-Hungarian Polar Expedition in the 1870s and Today.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Can Border Narratives Change Public Conceptions of Borders? The Norwegian–Somali Borderscape in Literature, Public Debate and Knowledge Production.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Visitors through Time: Homes, Heritage and Hospitality.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Refsum, Christian; Stene-Johansen, Knut & Blasy, Stefanie (2018). How to Live Together. Und. Heft für Alternativen, Widersprüche und Konkretes. p. 25–27.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Globalized Borders: An Archaeology of Border Theory, Border Poetics and Border Aesthetics.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Unfolding Ex/Internal Borders in Narratives of Migration: A Border Poetics Approach.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Arktiske diskurser og fortellinger.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Trauma in Narratives of Border-Crossing.
  • Nesby, Linda; McGowan, Jérémie; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (2017). Border Aesthetics Book Launch.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Blog: Windows, Mirrors, Lenses: The Trauma of Visible Deportation. Border Criminologies Blog.
  • Bjørnskau, Hilde; Torp, Jonathan; Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Petrogelli, Hege & Brinch, Sara (2017). Fenomenet mange strever med å forklare: Et grensesprengende litterært tegneseriefenomen på 8000 sider, som kun eksisterer på Internett, har blitt en hit. [Internet]. NRK.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Migrant Utopias, Migrant Dystopias.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Ob-scene, Border Non-Scene, Border Scene.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Utopias, Border Dystopias.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). The Museum of Transnational Literature.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). The Museum of Transnational Literature.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Figurations in Migration Literature: A Border Poetics Approach.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Traumatic Figurations of Border-Crossing in Migrant Literature.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Grenzen, Arktis, Schriftstellermuseen.
  • Buset, Pål; Riley, Jon Erik; Mathisen, Werner Christie; Herrman, Bjørn Alex; Auklend, Morten & Haug, Hallvard [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Vår fagre nye verden: To gamle framtidsskildringer minner mistenkelig om vår samtid. Kan science fiction påvirke historiens gang? Vårt land. ISSN 0805-5424. p. 17–19.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Traumas, Aesthetics and Memory: Photographs in Norwegian and Swedish Migration Literature.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). New Insight into Topical Phenomena from Multidisciplinary Border Studies. uef.fi.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Utopias, Border Dystopias.
  • Volsing, Katrine; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Krogh, Andreas (2017). Homestuck: Internettets svar på Odysseen. [Radio]. DR P1.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Uses of the Arctic: Resources and Discourses.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Smaadal, Camilla & Nævra, Arne (2016). Verdenskjent bilde: Symbol på motstridende verdier. Apollon : Forskningsmagasin for Universitetet i Oslo. ISSN 0803-6926. 2016(2), p. 52–53.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Forbudt kjærlighet. Grenseoverskridelser i Romeo Gill og Roda Ahmed.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Arctic Literature – Creating the Arctic Story.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Border Figurations in Migration Literature.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Crossing the Borders between Languages: Narrative Uses of Multilingualism in Swedish and Norwegian Migration Literature .
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Grenser i migrasjonslitteratur.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Crowley, Cornelius & Smith, Matthew (2016). Table ronde/Roundtable .
  • Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). "Hvordan leve sammen. Roland Barthes og fantasien om et idiorytmisk liv". In Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (Ed.), Å leve sammen. Roland Barthes, individet og fellesskapet. Spartacus. ISSN 978-82-304-01781. p. 11–22.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Seasons of Migration to the North: Northern Discourses in Published Migrant Narratives in Norwegian.

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