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- Adjunct 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

Appointments

Research leader and co-coordinator, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø's participation in EUBORDERSCAPES (EU Frame Programme 7, University of Eastern Finland 2012-2016)

Co-coordinator Arctic Modernities, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø (Research Council of Norway, POLARPROG programme, 2013-2016)

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

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 LITEM - Literary Emergencies, ILOS, University of Oslo

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

Workshop Borderscapes, Memory and Migration: Cultural Representations of Forced Migration (NOS-HS, Jyväskylän yliopisto 2016-2017)

Co-author Associate Professor Ulrike Spring, Sogn og Fjordane University College

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

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. 
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2018). Reading the Future North, In Janike Kampevold Larsen & Peter Hemmersam (ed.),  Future North : The Changing Arctic Landscapes.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781472481252.  2.  s 16 - 25
  • 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). Glass Borders: Visibility and Invisibility in Maria Amelie’s Deportation Memoir Takk (2014). antiAtlas Journal.  ISSN 2495-7100.  (2) Show summary
  • 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 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.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Passagiere des Eises: Polarhelden und arktische Diskurse 1874. Böhlau.  ISBN 978-3-205-79606-0.  719 s. Show summary

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  • 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). Crossing and Gendering Borders. Show summary
  • 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 & 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.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Blogg: Hvorfor ble kvinnene hjemme?. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Blogg: Når begynte en å tenke økologisk om Arktis?. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Blogg: Polarforskning i demokratiseringens tjeneste. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Buchpräsentation: Passagiere des Eises. Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Spring, Ulrike (2015). Buchpräsentation: Passagiere des Eises.
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Spring, Ulrike & Braunsperger, Gudrun (2015, 14. januar). Dimensionen - die Welt der Wissenschaft: Pioniere der Arktis. Der mediale Nachhall der österreichisch-ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. [Radio].  ORF Ö1 (Österreichischer Rundfunk, Radio Österreich 1). Show summary
  • Schimanski, Johan Henrik & Øksdal, Alf Tore (2015, 04. februar). Polarekspedisjonen som begeistret Europa. [Internett].  UiO. Show summary
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Blogg: Arktisk luft. Krohnargument.no.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Blogg: Arktisk luft. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Blogg: Hvem oppdaget Frans Josefs land?. Krohnargument.no.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Blogg: Isbjørn og boiled beef: 1800-tallets polarmat. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Spring, Ulrike & Schimanski, Johan Henrik (2015). Blogg: Når begynte vi å tenke økologisk om Arktis?. Krohnargument.no.

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