Conference presentations

27 July 2017
University of Tübingen, Germany
“Literature and Literary Studies in the Anthropocene”.
Presentation at the workshop Knowing the Anthropocene. Exploring knowledge practices of the Anthropocene (26-28 July 2017).
19 January 2017
Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur, Uppsala, Sweden
“Literary Memory of Environmental and Climatic Change in the Sagas of Icelanders”.
Presentation at the workshop Nature, Landscape, and Place: Memory Studies in the Nordic Middle Ages (19-20 January 2017).
30 October 2016
University of Brussels, Belgium
“Collapse or Continuity? Norwegian Climate Change Fiction from the 1970s to Present-Day”.
Presentation at the 7th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) (27-30 October 2016).
13 May 2016
University of Karlstad, Sweden
“Klimatförändringar som litterärt motiv och som etiskt gränsöverskridande” (“Climate change as a literary motif and as a transgression of ethical boundaries”).
Presentation at the conference Litteraturvetenskapens gränsöverskridanden. Ämneskonferens i litteraturvetenskap (12-13 May 2016).
22 April 2016
Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, Helsinki
“Naturens undergång? Litteratur och litteraturvetenskap i antropocen” (“The end of nature? Literature and literary studies in the Anthropocene”).
Presentation at the symposium Hur natur blir litteratur: Ekokritik och posthumanism (22 April 2016).
6 April 2016
University of Munich, Germany
“Natural Resources, Sustainability and Environmental Change in Medieval Icelandic Literature”.
Presentation at the conference Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe (6-8 April 2016).
30 September 2015
University of Cologne, Germany
“Mittelalterliche Ökologie? Vormoderne literarische Texte als Quellen der Umweltforschung” (“Medieval Ecology? Pre-modern literary texts as sources in environmental research”).
Presentation at the conference 22. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik (ATDS) (29 September-1 October 2015).
10 August 2015
University of Zurich, Switzerland
“The Construction of Environmental Memory in the Icelandic Sagas”.
Presentation at the Sixteenth International Saga Conference (9-15 August 2015).
6 December 2014
Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
“No Future and No Past? How the Anthropocene Changes Environmentalist Narratives”.
Presentation at the symposium Rethinking Environmental Consciousness (5-8 December 2014).
27 September 2014,
Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany
“Constructing Collective Environmental Memory: Representations of Scarcity and Abundance in Medieval Icelandic Literature”.
Presentation at the workshop Scarcity and Environment in History and Literature (25-27 September 2014).
18 September 2014,
University of Tromsø, Norway
“Norwegian Eco-Cosmopolitanism Going Arctic: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault”.
Presentation at the Conference Arctic Modernities (16-18 September 2014).
10 August 2014,
Svartárkot/Bárðardalur, Iceland
“Golden Age and Environmental Change in Medieval Icelandic Literature”.
Presentation at the symposium Environmental Change and Stewardship in the Circumpolar North (09-10 August 2014).
7 June 2014,
University of Innsbruck, Austria
“Writing as Climate Activism: Environmental Counterculture in Recent Literary Fiction”.
Presentation at the workshop Mightier than the Sword? The Countercultural Agency of Literary Fiction (6-7 June 2014).
29 April 2014,
Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu, Estonia
“Deep-Frozen Hope in the Arctic: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault”.
Presentation at the Conference Framing Nature: Signs, Stories, and Ecologies of Meaning (joint EASLCE/NIES Conference, 29 April – 3 May 2014).
28 June 2012,
Faculty of Philology, University of La Laguna, Tenerife
“Cod Liver Oil for the Mind: Icelandic Environmental Literature from Laxness to Present Day”.
Presentation at the Conference Natura Loquens: Eruptive Dialogues, Disruptive Discourses (5th EASLCE International Conference, 27-30 June 2012).
18 May 2012,
Hornafjörður Regional Research Center, University of Iceland (Höfn/Reykjavík)
“Genuinely Icelandic? Literary Environmentalism in Iceland and the Problem of ‘Foreign Influence’”.
Presentation at the symposium Environmental Policy-Making in a Dynamic World (NIES Research Symposium VI, 16-18 May 2012).
28 September 2011,
Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
“Postcolonial Ecology: Environmental Discourse and the Icelandic Past in Andri Snær Magnason’s Draumalandið. Sjálfshjálparbók handa hræddri þjóð“.
Presentation at the conference 20. Arbeitstagung der deutschsprachigen Skandinavistik (ATDS, 27-30 September 2011).
4 March 2011,
Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland
“Ecological Crisis as Cultural Crisis: Industrialisation and Icelandicness in Andri Snær Magnason’s Dreamland. A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation“.
Presentation at the workshop Writing (in the) Crisis: on the Situation of Icelandic Contemporary Literature (3-5 March 2011).
24 September 2010,
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg im  Breisgau, Germany
“Realism as Practice. Literature between Documentarism, Activism and Concept Art – two Scandinavian Examples” (with Thomas Fechner-Smarsly).
Presentation at the workshop Realisms in Contemporary Culture: Theories, Politics and Medial Configurations (23-25 September 2010).
1 September 2010,
University of Bath, UK
“Between Past and Present: Icelandic Environmental Discourse”.
Presentation at the conference Environmental Change – Cultural Change (4th EASLCE International Conference, 1-4 September 2010).
5 June 2010,
Department for Scandinavian Studies, University of Freiburg im  Breisgau, Germany
“Umwelt-engagierte Literatur aus Norwegen und Island”.
Presentation at the workshop 7. Skandinavistische Promovierendentagung (4-6 June 2010).
17 January 2009,
Center for Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies, University of Bamberg, Germany
“Lachen und Komik in der altnordischen Literatur”.
Presentation at the workshop Valenzen des Lachens in der Vormoderne (16-17 January 2009).