by Lykke Guanio-Uluru Abstract How can student-teachers learn efficient ways to encourage sustainability thinking in their pupils and fulfil the competence aims on sustainability outlined in national subject curriculums as a response to UNESCO’s programme on Education for Sustainable Development, ESD? The core hypothesis of this project was that tailored literature circles, focused on the […]
In spring 2020 HVL offers a PhD course on ‘Ecocriticism and pedagogical practices’ (5 ECT) The course presents and discusses the versatile field of ecocriticism. Both current and classic texts will be utilized to discuss the history and the development of ecocriticism. The course will have a special emphasis on ecocritical theory and on explorations […]
Klima- og miljøproblematikk står sentralt i mange av de dystopiske ungdomsromanene som har kommet ut de siste årene. I en helt ny vitenskapelig artikkel i Norsklæren presenterer Rikke Frøyland en lesning av to slike romaner, i lys av læresamtaletradisjonen i barne- og ungdomslitteraturen. Les hele artikkelen her.
The University of Agder invites applications for the PhD course “Ecocritical Theory: Literature, Culture and Environment”, taking place in Kristiansand, Norway, on 25-27 September 2019. Detailed information on the course contents and the registration form can be found at https://www.uia.no/en/events/phd-course-lit606-ecocritical-theory-literature-culture-and-environment. The course will provide insights into a variety of theoretical approaches related to ecocriticism, such […]
See Lykke Guanio-Uluru’s latest article Abstract This article analyses the role of plants in three well publicised Nordic climate fictions for young adults: Memories of Water by Emmi Itäranta, originally published in 2012, The World According to Anna (2013) by Jostein Gaarder, and Bouvetøya 2052 (2015) by Lars Mæhle. Departing from the wider scholarly field of ecocritical theory, the study […]
From the forests of the tales of the Brothers’ Grimm to Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree, from Piglet’s house in Winnie the Pooh to the treehouse in Andy Griffith and Terry Denton’s popular 13 Story Treehouse series, trees have been enduring features of stories for children. Trees act as gateways to other worlds, as liminal […]
In the current climate of a global ecological crisis, visions and representations of the Nordic environment are undergoing a swift change. Traditionally, imagery of the Nordic and Arctic areas has been heavily influenced by the national Romantic ideas of purity and pristine wilderness, which still inform our common notions about the Northern nature. In recent […]
The article discusses which view of nature five students express, according to their stay in nature in early childhood, leisure time and schooling. The discussion is based on a survey conducted as a part of a master’s degree at a Norwegian university college. The findings are discussed in light of the matrix The Nature in […]