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Lene Marite Johannessen

Professor, Amerikansk litteratur
  • E-postLene.Johannessen@uib.no
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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.  

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. 

 

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Poetics of Peril. CounterText. 377-391.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). The Lonely Figure: Memory of Exile in Ana Menéndez' In Cuba I was a German Shepherd. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 54-68.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). "The insincere embrace" - Canons and the market. American Studies in Scandinavia. 77-92.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1998). Rethinking Our Cultures of Scholarship. American Studies in the Nordic Countries. Uppsala North American studies reports.
Faglig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). "American Studies in Norway".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). “The Future of Remembering in a small town in the American South”.
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Introduction: Lone Star.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Amerika som Idé.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). "Suburbia in Contemporary American Literature and Culture".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1998). The Meaning of Place in Helena Maria Viramontes: Under det Feet of Jesus.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). "The Aesthetic Imaginaries of Place, the Place of Aesthetic Imaginaries".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Figures for the Future: The “Abbeville Installation” .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Truth and Faith: Performances of Nostalgia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "Cosmopolitanism and the Region".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Aesthetic Imaginaries and Regional Singularity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). "Imagining Imaginaries".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Performing the Past in Chinese Camp, Ca.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic as Site of Cultural Memory.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Materiality of the Invisible in David Wilson’s California Letters.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Figured Resonances in Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Erasure and Retrieval in Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). "Shangri-La Recall: Remembering Chavez Ravine".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). "Imaginaries".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). "Americanity on the Border: River's Sleep Dealer".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). The Palimpsest.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). The Limits of Transculturation in John Sayles’ Lone Star.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Perpetual Progress: The American-ness of Drude Krog Janson’s A Saloonkeeper’s Daughter.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). "'Shangri-La Recall': Remembering Chávez Ravine".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). “The Poetics of History in González’ ‘I am Joaquín’".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2010). “The Other Shores of Whitman’s Pacific”.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). “Notes on Folklore as Cultural Memory".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). "Sandra Cisneros and the Borderland.”.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Transnationalism and Immigration Shock in American Society and Literature.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). The Postcolonial Palimpsest: Hybridity and Writing.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Tropological Ossifications: The Spatialization of an Idea.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Salzburg American Studies seminar participation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). "Thinking about Exile: David Malouf's Imaginary Life".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). "American Studies and Deregulation of the Cultural Act".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). De-symbolization and Meaning.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). The Destruction of Memory in Paredes' George Washington Gómez.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Huntington�s Nightmare: The Last Discovery of America.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Border Figurations.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Autonomy at the End of Time: the Arts and the Market.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). "On Methodology in Literary Studies of Migration and Exile.".
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). The American Canon.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Creating a New Home: Work Migration between Southern Norway and the US.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). The Space of Chicano Literature.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). The Appropriated Protagonist in Américo Paredes' George Washington Gómez.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1999). Our Cultures of Scholarship.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (1998). The Meaning of Place in Helena María Viramontes' Under the Feet of Jesus.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Aesthetic apprehensions : Silences and absences in false familiarities. Lexington Books.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). Performing Change: Identity, Ownership and Tradition in Ugandan Oral Culture. Novus Forlag.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Performing Community. Novus Forlag.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Readings of the Particular: The Postcolonial in the Postnational. Brill|Rodopi.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Considering Class: Essays on the Discourse of the American Dream. LIT Verlag.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). To Become the Self One Is: A Critical Companion to Drude Krog Janson's A Saloonkeeper's Daughter. Nova Science Publishers.
Vitenskapelig monografi
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Site-Seeing Aesthetics: California Sojourns in Five Installations.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Horizons of enchantment : essays in the American imaginary.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature [b. 2].
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Threshold Time: Passage of Crisis in Chicano Literature. 173.
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Amerikas Historier: på Langs. REPLIKK – Tidsskrift for samfunnsvitskap og humaniora. 16-23.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Grenseland i meksikansk-amerikansk litteratur. www.viten.com.
Doktorgradsavhandling
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). The Passage of Crisis: Threshold Time in Chicano LIterature.
Programdeltagelse
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2002). Meksikansk amerikansk litteratur.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "Regional Singularity and Decolonial Chicana/o Studies". 20 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "Imagining Imaginaries in Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in The Attic". 14 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). "Aesthetic Imaginaries Emerging". 1 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Imaginary. 19 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Russia's Californio Romance: The other Shores of Whitman's Pacific. 20 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). The Trails of 'Stories-so-Far:' Okot p´Bitek and Rodolfo Gonzales. 22 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). Introduction.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). De-Symbolization and the Cultural Act. 14 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). "Introduction". 1 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). "Remembering America". 14 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). The Anatomy of Exile: David Malouf's An Imaginary Life and Anita Desai's Baumgartner's Bombay. 17 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2001). The Appropriat(ed) Protagonist in Américo Paredes' George Washington Gómez.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2000). The Squatter and the Don, Carry Me Like Water, and Under the Feet of Jesus: Readings of Crisis and Reconcilliation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2000). "The Meaning of Place in Helena María Viramontes' Under the Feet of Jesus.".
Leksikonartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). amerikanske forfattere. 30 sider. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Det store norske leksikon.
Digitale læremidler
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2003). “Women’s Press and Women’s Emancipation History”.
Oversatt bok
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Other Exercises.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). Open Eyes and Closed Eyes.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2004). AND.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). "American Literary Scholarship in Languages other than English: Norwegian Contributions 2007". American Literary Scholarship. 513--519.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). American Literary Scholarship: Scandinavian Contributions". American Literary Scholarship. 521-538.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). "Nordic Contributions to American Literary Scholarship". American Literary Scholarship. 524-543.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2007). "Scholarship in Languages Other Than English, 2005". American Literary Scholarship. 511-520.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2006). Some American Studies. Estragon.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2005). Norwegian Contributions to American literary scholarship, in "Scandinavian Contributions 2003". American Literary Scholarship. 558-564.
Forord
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Apprehending Aesthetic Apprehensions. 9 sider.
Faglig kapittel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Materiality of the Invisible in David Wilson’s “California Letters”. 201-219. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). "Folklore and Cultural Memory: Promises and Pitfalls". xi-xxii. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Performing Wisdom: Proverbial Lore in Modern Ugangan Society. Brill|Rodopi.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

 

 

In Progress:

"Critical Regionalism"

"Microdystopias"

 

 

 BOOKS:

Aesthetic Apprehensions: Silences and Absences in False Familiarities. Edited with Jena Habegger-Conti. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield, “Transforming Literary Studies,” 2021

Site-Seeing Aesthetics: California Sojourns in Five Installations. Leiden, Brill, "Spatial Practices," 2020 

Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries. Edited with Mark Ledbetter. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield, “Transforming Literary Studies,” 2018

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):

“Apprehending Aesthetic Apprehensions,» with Jena Habegger-Conti. In Aesthetic Apprehensions: Silences and Absences in False Familiarities. Edited with Jena Habegger-Conti. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield, “Transforming Literary Studies,” 2021

«Apprehensive Figurations: Monuments in “Site-Specific Performances. In Aesthetic Apprehensions: Silences and Absences in False Familiarities. Edited with Jena Habegger-Conti. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield, “Transforming Literary Studies,” 2021

“Materiality of the Invisible in David Wilson’s Letters.” Invisibility in Visual and Material Culture, eds. Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes, Palgrave Macmillan. 2019.

“Regional Singularity and Decolonial Chicana/o Studies,” Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies, Eds. Francisco A. LomelíDenise A. SeguraElyette Benjamin-Labarthe, Routledge 2019.

“Imagining Imaginaries in Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic.” In Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries. Edited with Mark Ledbetter. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield, 2018.

“Introduction: Aesthetic Imaginaries Emerging.” In Emerging Aesthetic Imaginaries. Edited with Mark Ledbetter. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield, 2018.

"Poetics of Peril," CounterText, special edition Thinking Literature Across Continents, 3 (3): 2017, Edinburgh University Press, 377–391.

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

Russia's Californio Romance: The Other Shores of Whitman's Pacific,” The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Studies After the Transnational Turn, eds. Laura Bieger, Ramon Saldivar, and Johannes Voelz. UPNE 2013

"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.

 

Aesthetic Imaginaries

  • 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