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Lene M Johannessen

Professor, Amerikansk litteratur
  • E-postLene.Johannessen@uib.no
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  • Besøksadresse
    HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7
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  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen
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    My research interests and teaching are generally in American Studies, but also Chicano studies, Postcolonial studies, and more generally literatures of/in migration and the ideological, cultural, social and aesthetic manifestations and negotiations of the en-route as these are refracted in narratives. Currently I am interested in aesthetic imaginaries and their refractions (see http://www.uib.no/rg/ai) 

     

    Research stays connected to various projects include visits as Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Literature Program, Duke University (1996-97); as visiting scholar in the Centre for Chicano Studies., University of California Santa Barbara (2000), in the History of Consciousness Department, University of California Santa Cruz (2005-06) and in the Literature Department, University of California Santa Cruz (2009, 2011)

     

     

     

 

Teaching includes courses on undergraduate and graduate levels, from the introductory survey course in American literature and culture (ENG122) to MA courses in various areas of American literatures and cultures:"Other Routes" (spring 2006), "Literary Passages" (spring 2008), "Literatures of California" (spring 2010, "Transculturation in American Literature" (Fall 2010), "Itineraries in American Literature" (spring 2012), " 'Americanity': LIteratures of Postcolonial America" (spring 2014), various ideological/aesthetical emphases in American immigrant literature (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, 2017 and fall 2017 ) to mention some.   

Supervising of MA theses covers  a wide range of topics and genres in American literature/culture, as well as some areas of American popular culture studies. 

 

Bøker
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2011. Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature [b. 2]. Cambridge University Press. 742 sider. ISBN: 978-1-107-00703-1.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2011. Horizons of enchantment : essays in the American imaginary. University Press of New England. 166 sider. ISBN: 978-1-58465-999-0.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Sillars, Stuart; Dipio, Dominica. 2009. Performing Change: Identity, Ownership and Tradition in Ugandan Oral Culture. Novus Forlag. 230 sider. ISBN: 978-82-7099-552-3.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2008. Threshold Time: Passage of Crisis in Chicano Literature. Rodopi. 204 sider. ISBN: 978-90-420-2332-1.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Sillars, Stuart John; Dipio, Dominica. 2008. Performing Community. Novus Forlag. 275 sider. ISBN: 9788270994991.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Cahill, Kevin M. 2007. Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. LIT Verlag. 224 sider. ISBN: 978-3-8258-0259-2.
  • Rønning, Anne Holden; Johannessen, Lene M. 2007. Readings of the Particular: The Postcolonial in the Postnational. Rodopi. 262 sider. ISBN: 978-90-420-2163-1.
  • Grønstad, Asbjørn; Johannessen, Lene M. 2005. To Become the Self One Is: A Critical Companion to Drude Krog Janson's A Saloonkeeper's Daughter. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. 210 sider. ISBN: 82-7099-405-7.
Tidsskriftartikler
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2009. "American Literary Scholarship in Languages other than English: Norwegian Contributions 2007". American Literary Scholarship. 1: 513--519.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2008. Amerikas Historier: på Langs. Replikk. 26. 16-23.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; BJerre, Thomas; Kella, Liz; Nyman, Jopi. 2008. "Nordic Contributions to American Literary Scholarship". American Literary Scholarship. 1: 524-543.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Kella, Liz. 2008. American Literary Scholarship: Scandinavian Contributions". American Literary Scholarship. 2006. 521-538.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2007. "Scholarship in Languages Other Than English, 2005". American Literary Scholarship. 511-520.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2006. Some American Studies. Estragon.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2005. Norwegian Contributions to American literary scholarship, in "Scandinavian Contributions 2003". American Literary Scholarship. 558-564.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2005. The Lonely Figure: Memory of Exile in Ana Menéndez' In Cuba I was a German Shepherd. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 41: 54-68.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2004. "The insincere embrace" - Canons and the market. American Studies in Scandinavia. 36: 77-92.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2002. Grenseland i meksikansk-amerikansk litteratur. www.viten.com.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 1998. Rethinking Our Cultures of Scholarship. American Studies in the Nordic Countries. Uppsala North American studies reports.
Rapporter/avhandlinger
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2002. The Passage of Crisis: Threshold Time in Chicano LIterature. 201 sider.
Bokkapitler
  • Moi, Ruben; Johannessen, Lene M. 2017. Imaginary. Chapter 2, sider 50-68. I:
    • Schimanski, Johan Henrik; Wolfe, Stephen. 2017. Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections. Berghahn Books. 179 sider. ISBN: 9781785334641.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2013. Russia's Californio Romance: The other Shores of Whitman's Pacific. kapittel 6, sider 107-126. I:
    • Bieger, Laura; Saldivar, Ramon; Voelz, Johannes. 2013. The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Studies after the Transnational Turn. Dartmouth College Press, UPNE. 201 sider. ISBN: 978-1-61168-418-6.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2013. "Folklore and Cultural Memory: Promises and Pitfalls". Introduction, sider xi-xxii. I:
    • Sillars, Stuart; Dipio, Dominica. 2013. Performing Wisdom: Proverbial Lore in Modern Ugangan Society. Rodopi. 392 sider. ISBN: 978-90-420-3811-0.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2008. The Trails of 'Stories-so-Far:' Okot p´Bitek and Rodolfo Gonzales. chapter 10, sider 213-234. I:
    • Johannessen, Lene M; Sillars, Stuart John; Dipio, Dominica. 2008. Performing Community. Novus Forlag. 275 sider. ISBN: 9788270994991.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2007. De-Symbolization and the Cultural Act. kapittel, sider 163-176. I:
    • Schimanski, Johan; Wolfe, Stephen. 2007. Border poetics de-limited. Wehrhahn Verlag. 255 sider. ISBN: 9783865250308.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Cahill, Kevin M. 2007. Introduction. forord. I:
    • Johannessen, Lene M; Cahill, Kevin M. 2007. Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. LIT Verlag. 224 sider. ISBN: 978-3-8258-0259-2.
  • Johannessen, Lene M; Holden Rønning, Anne. 2007. "Introduction". Introduction, sider viii-xiv. I:
    • Rønning, Anne Holden; Johannessen, Lene M. 2007. Readings of the Particular: The Postcolonial in the Postnational. Rodopi. 262 sider. ISBN: 978-90-420-2163-1.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2006. "Remembering America". essay, sider 123-136. I:
    • Armstrong, Charles Ivan; Hestetun, Øyunn. 2006. Postcolonial Dislocations: Travel, History, and the Ironies of Narrative. Novus Forlag. 246 sider. ISBN: 978-82-7099-430-4.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2005. The Anatomy of Exile: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay. essay, sider 381-397. I:
    • Ahrens, Rüdiger; Herrera-Sobek, María; Ikas, Karin; Lomelí, Francisco A. 2005. Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures. Universitätsverlag Winter. 452 sider. ISBN: 3-8253-5094-0.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2004. amerikanske forfattere. forfatternavn, sider . I:
    • Forsgren, Arne. 2004. Det store norske leksikon.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2001. The Appropriat(ed) Protagonist in Américo Paredes' George Washington Gómez. I:
    • Lothe, Jacob; Holden Rønning, Anne; Young, Peter. 2001. Identities and Masks: Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget. ISBN: 82-7634-294-9.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2000. The Squatter and the Don, Carry Me Like Water, and Under the Feet of Jesus: Readings of Crisis and Reconcilliation. I:
    • Lomelí, Francisco A.; Ikas, Karin. 2000. U.S. Latino Literatures and Cultures:Transnational Perspectives. ISBN: 3-8253-1065-5.
  • Johannessen, Lene M. 2000. "The Meaning of Place in Helena María Viramontes' Under the Feet of Jesus.". I:
    • Fischer-Hornung, Dorothhea; Raphael-Hernandez, Heike. 2000. Holding their Own: Perspectives on Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States. ISBN: 3-86057-739-5.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

 

In progress:

book project:  The Places we Tell: Geographies of California Literature

Essay: "Imagining Imaginaries in Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic

Essay: "Materiality of the Invisible in David Wilson’s California Letters"

 

Forthcoming:

"Poetics of Peril," CounterText, special edition Thinking Literature across Continents, Edinburg University Press.

"Regional Singularity and Decolonial Chicana/o Studies," Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies," eds. Denise Segura, Francisco Lomeli, Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe, Routledge.

 

  BOOKS:

 Horizons of Enchantment: Essays in the American ImaginaryUniversity Press of New England, 2011

Performing Change: Identity, Ownership and Tradition in Ugandan Oral Culture. Eds. Dominica Dipio, Lene Johannessen, Stuart Sillars. Oslo: Novus, 2009

Performing Community: Essays on Ugandan Oral Culture. Eds. Dominica Dipio, Lene Johannessen, Stuart Sillars. Oslo: Novus, 2008

Threshold Time: Passage of Crisis in Chicano Literature. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2008.

Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. Berlin: LitVerlag, 2007. Co-edited and introduction with Kevin Cahill.

Readings of the Particular: The Postcolonial in the Postnational.Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2007. Co-edited and introduction with Anne Holden Rønning.

To Become the Self One Is: A Critical Companion to Drude Krog Janson’s A Saloonkeeper’s Daughter. Oslo: Novus, 2005. Co-edited and introduction with Asbjørn Grønstad.

ARTICLES / ESSAYS (selected):

"Imaginary", with Ruben Moi. In Border Aesthetics: Concepts and Intersections, eds. Johan Schimanski and Stephen F. Wolfe, Berghahn Books, 2017.

"Introduction: Folkore and Cultural Memory: Promises and Pitfalls," Performing Wisdom: Proverbial Lore in Modern Ugandan Society, eds Dominica Dipio and Stuart Sillars, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2013

"Russia's Californio Romance: The Other Shores of Whitman's Pacific," in The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Studies after the Transnational Turn, eds Laura Bieger, Ramón Saldívar, Johannes Volz,University Press of New England, 2013.

"Postcolonial Palimpsest: Hybridity and Writing,"  Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literatures. CUP 2012

“De-Symbolization and the Cultural Act,” Border Poetics De-Limited.Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag 2007: 163-176.

“The Anatomy of Exile: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay,” Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. 2005: 381-397.

“’The insincere embrace:’ Canons and the Market,” American Studies in Scandinavia 2004: 36(2): 77-92.

”The Lonely Figure: Memory of Exile in Ana Menéndez' “In Cuba I was a German Shepherd.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 2005: 41(1): 54-68.

 

  • M.A., American Literature, University of Bergen, 1994
  • Dr.art (PhD), American Literature, University of Bergen, 2001
  • Associate professor, English Dept, University of Bergen, 2005
  • Professor, American literature, IF, 2010