Johan Schimanski

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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)

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

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

2014- Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oslo

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

2017 visiting 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, 2019-2020)

Member, editorial boards of EyeCorner PressLiterary GeographiesFafnir: The Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research

Partners

Research group Living Together, ILOS, University of Oslo

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

Research group Border Poetics / Border Culture, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø

Co-author Associate Professor Ulrike Spring, University of Oslo

Tags: Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Literary History, Borders, National identity, Postcolonialism, Arctic discourses, Welsh, Science Fiction, Author museums, leadership ILOS, head of research

Publications

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Johan Schimanski and Stephen Wolfe, eds. Border Poetics De-limited. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2007.
Johan Schimanski and Stephen Wolfe, eds. Border Poetics De-limited. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2007. 
  • Refsum, Christian; Stene-Johansen, Knut & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Introduction, In Knut Stene-Johansen; Christian Refsum & Johan Schimanski (ed.),  Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community.  Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-4431-9.  Introduksjon.  s 9 - 20
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Glass Borders. antiAtlas Journal.  ISSN 2495-7100.  (2) Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Reading the Future North, In Janike Kampevold Larsen & Peter Hemmersam (ed.),  Future North : The Changing Arctic Landscapes.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-4724-8125-2.  2.  s 16 - 25
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). XÉNITEIA/Xeniteia, In Knut Stene-Johansen; Christian Refsum & Johan Schimanski (ed.),  Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community.  Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-4431-9.  Kapittel.  s 313 - 322 Show summary
  • Görling, Reinhold & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Sovereignty, In Johan Henrik Schimanski & Stephen Wolfe (ed.),  Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 9781785334641.  Kapittel 5.  s 111 - 128
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Reading from the Border, In Jakob Lothe (ed.),  The Future of Literary Studies.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-900-2.  Kapittel.  s 61 - 71 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (2017). Intersections: A Conclusion in the Form of a Glossary, In Johan Henrik Schimanski & Stephen Wolfe (ed.),  Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 9781785334641.  Conclusion/Glossary.  s 155 - 177 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), s 106- 120 . doi: 10.1080/14735784.2015.1122543 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). XÉNITEIA/Utlendighet, I: Knut Stene-Johansen; Christian Refsum & Johan Henrik Schimanski (red.),  Å leve sammen. Roland Barthes, individet og fellesskapet.  Spartacus.  ISBN 978-82-304-01781.  Kapittel.  s 402 - 416
  • Schimanski, Johan (2015). Border Aesthetics and Cultural Distancing in the Norwegian-Russian Borderscape. Geopolitics.  ISSN 1465-0045.  20(1), s 35- 55 . doi: 10.1080/14650045.2014.884562 Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Reading Borders and Reading as Crossing Borders, In Inga Brandell; Marie Carlsson & Önver Cetrez (ed.),  Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge.  Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.  ISBN 978-91-978813-3-3.  [Kapittel 5].  s 91 - 107 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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  • Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan (ed.) (2018). Living Together – Roland Barthes, the Individual and the Community. Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-4431-9.  400 s.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (ed.) (2017). Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. Berghahn Books.  ISBN 9781785334641.  179 s. Show summary
  • Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (red.) (2016). Å leve sammen. Roland Barthes, individet og fellesskapet. Spartacus.  ISBN 978-82-304-01781.  444 s.

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  • Dvergsdal, Alvhild; Olsen, Marianne A.; Spring, Ulrike; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Fulsås, Narve (2019). Den vanskelige forfatteren. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). (Un)folding European Borders in Narratives of Ex/internal Migration. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Ali Smith’s Border Analysis: Populism and Migration in the Seasonal Quartet. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Scaling between Border Poetics and Border Studies. Show summary
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Exhibiting Transnational Mobility in the Author Museum. Show summary
  • Tennøe, Arthur; Spring, Ulrike; Undheim, Inger; Ryall, Anka; Aarbakke, Thea & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2019). Å stille ut litteratur og forfattere. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan (2018). Liminality and Border Poetics, Thresholds and Border Aesthetics. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan (2018). Migrating Images of the North. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan (2018). Raum und Grenze: Theoretischer Impuls.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Arktiske diskurser og fortellinger.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Border Traumas, Aesthetics and Memory in Migration Literature. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Can Border Narratives Change Public Conceptions of Borders? The Norwegian–Somali Borderscape in Literature, Public Debate and Knowledge Production. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Crossing and Gendering Borders. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Globalized Borders: An Archaeology of Border Theory, Border Poetics and Border Aesthetics. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Unfolding Ex/Internal Borders in Narratives of Migration: A Border Poetics Approach. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Visitors through Time: Homes, Heritage and Hospitality.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). What is the North Like? Questions and Answers While Crossing Borders. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Aglert, Katja (2018). Kjønn og det polare, med utgangspunkt i Katja Aglerts kunstprosjekt Antifreeze.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Refsum, Christian; Stene-Johansen, Knut & Blasy, Stefanie (2018). How to Live Together. Und. Heft für Alternativen, Widersprüche und Konkretes.  (5), s 25- 27
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2018). The Glocal in Literary Exhibitions.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan (2018). Who speaks in the Author Museum? Finding intentions and authority in literary exhibitions. Show summary
  • 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. Show summary
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Ghostly Voices in the Author Museum. Show summary
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Ghostly Voices in the Author Museum. Show summary
  • Bjørnskau, Hilde; Torp, Jonathan; Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Petrogelli, Hege & Brinch, Sara (2017, 23. juli). Fenomenet mange strever med å forklare: Et grensesprengende litterært tegneseriefenomen på 8000 sider, som kun eksisterer på Internett, har blitt en hit.. [Internett].  NRK.
  • Buset, Pål; Riley, Jon Erik; Mathisen, Werner Christie; Herrman, Bjørn Alex; Auklend, Morten; Haug, Hallvard & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Vår fagre nye verden: To gamle framtidsskildringer minner mistenkelig om vår samtid. Kan science fiction påvirke historiens gang?. Vårt land.  ISSN 0805-5424.  s 17- 19
  • Nesby, Linda; McGowan, Jérémie; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Wolfe, Stephen (2017). Border Aesthetics Book Launch. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Blog: Windows, Mirrors, Lenses: The Trauma of Visible Deportation. Border Criminologies.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Figurations in Migration Literature: A Border Poetics Approach. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Ob-scene, Border Non-Scene, Border Scene.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Traumas, Aesthetics and Memory: Photographs in Norwegian and Swedish Migration Literature. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Utopias, Border Dystopias. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Border Utopias, Border Dystopias. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Grenzen, Arktis, Schriftstellermuseen.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Migrant Utopias, Migrant Dystopias.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). New Insight into Topical Phenomena from Multidisciplinary Border Studies. uef.fi. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). The Border Aesthetics of Trauma in Migration Narratives.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Trauma in Narratives of Border-Crossing.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Traumatic Figurations of Border-Crossing in Migrant Literature. Show summary
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). The Museum of Transnational Literature.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). The Museum of Transnational Literature.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2017). Uses of the Arctic: Resources and Discourses.
  • Volsing, Katrine; Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Krogh, Andreas (2017, 27. juli). Homestuck: Internettets svar på Odysseen. [Radio].  DR P1. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Arctic Literature – Creating the Arctic Story.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Arktisk science fiction.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Blog: What is a Border Figure?. Border Culture.
  • 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). Crossing the Borders between Languages: Narrative Uses of Multilingualism in Swedish and Norwegian Migration Literature. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Figuration in Migration Narratives: Despectacularizing the Border Crisis.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Forbudt kjærlighet. Grenseoverskridelser i Romeo Gill og Roda Ahmed.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Grenser i migrasjonslitteratur. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Innlegg på sluttpanel, "Är litteraturvetenskapen gränsöverskridande?".
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Reading and Writing: Working inside/outside the Literary Field.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Reading from the Border: Implications for Literary Studies.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Seasons of Migration to the North: Northern Discourses in Published Migrant Narratives in Norwegian. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Visibility and Invisibility in Recent Published Migrant Narratives in Norwegian. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Working Paper 12: Changing Borders in Published Migration Narratives in Norwegian. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). Å vandre inn i (og ut av) litteraturen. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Crowley, Cornelius & Smith, Matthew (2016). Table ronde/Roundtable.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Körber, Lill-Ann; Kukkonen, Karin & Espiñeira, Keina (2016). Are Borders Fictions? A film showing and a conversation. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Kvistad, Erika Johanna & Wiedlocha, Julia (2016). Feminisme og Fantastikk. En samtale om Angela Carter og Helen Oyeyemi.
  • 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), s 52- 53
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2016). About the research project TRAUM – Transforming Author Museums.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2016). Litteraturmuseum i Europa i eit kritisk-teoretisk perspektiv.
  • Stene-Johansen, Knut; Refsum, Christian & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2016). "Hvordan leve sammen. Roland Barthes og fantasien om et idiorytmisk liv", I: Knut Stene-Johansen; Christian Refsum & Johan Henrik Schimanski (red.),  Å leve sammen. Roland Barthes, individet og fellesskapet.  Spartacus.  ISBN 978-82-304-01781.  Innledning.  s 11 - 22
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Blog: Borders, Policy and Creativity. Border Culture.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (ed.) (2015). Border Culture.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Can Border Narratives Change Public Conceptions of Borders? The Norwegian–Somali Borderscape in Literature, Public Debate and Knowledge Production. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Changing Borders in Public Immigrant and Diaspora Narratives in Norwegian.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Closing Statement: Reading the Future North.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Current research on borders and on the Arctic; introduction to a documentary with Nadine Gordimer.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Disrupting Nordic Borders: Postcolonial Border Concepts in Contemporary Swedish Migrant Fiction. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Grensens litteratur. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). How to involve the humanities in interdisciplinary research projects: experience with the EU framework programme.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Krensens estestikk. Kuiper.  ISSN 0809-8212.  2015(1), s 32- 39
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Playing the Arctic: Gender and Modernity in Arthur Ransome’s Winter Holiday.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Reisen til Norge: Generasjon 1,5 forteller.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Science fictions arktiske historie. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). The Arctic Imagination.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Weather and Entropy in the Imagined Arctic: Arthur Ransome’s Winter Holiday.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Brøndbo, Stig (2015, 25. februar). Polarhelten gikk glipp av berømmelsen. [Internett].  uit.no. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Brøndbo, Stig (2015, 01. mars). Polarhelten som gikk glipp av berømmelsen. [Internett].  forskning.no. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Helset, Nora; Vallestad, Marie & Brenno, Anders (2015, 28. januar). Vampirer og gotikk i litteraturen. [Radio].  Radio Nova.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Meknas, Dana (2015, 27. februar). Graver i ishavshistorien.  iTromsø. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Blogg: Hvem oppdaget Frans Josefs land?. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.

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