Education for Sustainability: Developing Ecocritical Literature Circles in the Student Teacher Classroom

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 […]

PHD912 Økokritikk og didaktiske praksiser

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 […]

PhD course “Ecocritical Theory: Literature, Culture and Environment”

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 The course will provide insights into a variety of theoretical approaches related to ecocriticism, such […]

Imagining Climate Change: The Representation of Plants in Three Nordic Climate Fictions for Young Adults

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 […]

Third Workshop of the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies: Environmental Change in Nordic Fiction

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 […]

New article by Sæle, Hallås, Aadland: Et retroperspektiv på lærerstudenters friluftsliv og naturopphold i skole og fritid – et antroposentrisk fremfor et økosentrisk natursyn

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 […]