Lene Marite Johannessen

Stilling

Professor, Amerikansk litteratur

Tilhørighet

Forskergrupper

Forskning
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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) in text and image.  

     

    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), the Literature Department, University of California Santa Cruz (2009, 2011) and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia (2017-18.)

     

     

     

 

Undervisning

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.  

Supervision 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. I currently also supervise two PhD projects. 

 

Publikasjoner
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
Forord
Vitenskapelig foredrag
Faglig foredrag
Vitenskapelig monografi
Faglig kapittel
Vitenskapelig artikkel
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
Leksikonartikkel
Oversatt bok
Digitale læremidler
Doktorgradsavhandling
Programdeltagelse

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In Progress:

Book project: Aesthetics of Critical Regionalism

Essay: "Aesthetic Justice and Figuration of the Possible"

Forthcoming:

Microdystopias: Aesthetics and Ideologies in a Broken Moment. Edited with Asbjørn Grønstad. (Lanham, MD, Lexington Books/Rowman &Littlefield 2022) 

 

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.

 

Prosjekter

"Aesthetic Imaginaries"

"Microdystopias" 

Kompetanse
  • 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