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Anne Heith

Anne Heith, associate professor in Comparative Literature. Research projects: "Reading the world. Indigenous peoples, ecocriticism and literacy".

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Associate professor at Department of Culture and Media Studies Units: -
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Humanisthuset, Biblioteksgränd 3 (huvudentré) Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an associate professor in Comparative Literature. During 2018 and 2019 I will be working with the projects "Making Place in Literature: Meänmaa in Contemporary Tornedalian Texts" and "Other Places in the Teaching of Literature". The projects examine place-making through analysis of constructions of Sápmi and Meänmaa, as well as representsations of migration. In-betweenness, double or multiple identities related to exclusion and belonging in more than one culture, respectively, are central themes. I am interested in how these forms of place-making transgress that which traditionally has been seen as Swedish, as well as bordering processes activated in constructions of Sweden and Swedishness. The writing of literary history from the vantage point of new conceptions of the nation is another field I am interested in. I co-operate with a couple of research groups exploring renewal of the genre of literary history. I have contributed an article about Sámi and Tornedalian literature in the Nordic Women's Literary History. I have worked abroad as a lecturer in Swedish in Tampere, Finland, and Bergen, Norway. Between 2008 and 2011 I worked full time with the project "Tornedalian Textual Landscapes" at Tromsö University, Norway. I was then a member of the Border Poetics Group. Together with researchers from the Nordic countries I started the network DINO (Diversity in Nordic Literature). The network has arranged a number of conferences at universities in the Nordic countries. In 2014 we arranged the conference "Ambiguities, Alterations, Alternatives: Transforming Nordic Literatures" at the Sámi University College in Kautokeino, Norway. Furthermore I have co-operated with the Swedish research network for Critical Race and Whiteness Studies and the network for Afro-European Studies. I have been a guest researcher at the Hugo Valentin-centre a number of times. When Umeå was a European capital of culture in 2014 I examined Sámi elements of Umeå 2014. This research was funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Vaartoe, the Center for Sámi Research, Umeå University. Between 2016 and 2017 I ha dthe opportunity to build on my treserach about Sámi and Tornedalian texts when Riksbankens Jublileumsfond, the Bank of sweden Tercentenary Foundation, funded the project "Decolonisation and Revivalism: The Role of Laestadianism in Contemporary Sámi and Tornedalian Texts". The outcome of the project is published in the volume Laestadius and Laestadianism in the Contested Field of Cultural Heritage: A Study of Contemporary Sámi and Tornedalian Texts

Natur & kulturs litteraturhistoria, Stockholm: Natur och kultur 2021 : 918-921
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Göteborg & Stockholm: Makadam Förlag 2020
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Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, Svenska Litteratursällskapet 2020, Vol. 141 : 228-233
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Exploring Nordic Cool in Literary History, John Benjamins Publishing Company 2020 : 127-142
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The Nordic Wave in Place Branding: Poetics, Practices, Politics, Cheltenham UK, Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing 2019 : 221-226
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Spaningar i kultursektorn, Umeå: Institutionen för medie- och kulturvetenskaper, Umeå universitet 2019 : 115-133
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Migrants and literature in Finland and Sweden, Helsingfors: Finska litteratursällskapet / The Finnish Literature Society 2018 : 141-165
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Indigenous transnationalism: Alexis Wright's Carpentaria, Giramondo Publishing 2018 : 93-117
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Northern studies monographs: Umeå University and the Royal Skyttean Society, 6
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Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon
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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2018
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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2018
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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2018
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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2018
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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2018
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Journal of Northern Studies, Umeå: Umeå University & The Royal Skyttean Society 2018, Vol. 12, (1) : 93-109
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Migrants and literature in Finland and Sweden, Helsingfors: Finska litteratursällskapet / The Finnish Literature Society 2018 : 11-33
Heith, Anne; Gröndahl, Satu; Rantonen, Eila
Brännpunkt Norrland: perspektiv på en region i förändring, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur 2017 : 40-64
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Nordisk kvindelitteraturhistorie: over alle grænser 1990-2015, Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2017 : 207-218
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Sápmi i ord och bild: en antologi. 2, Västra Frölunda: On Line 2017 : 574-585
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The novel and Europe: imagining the continent in post-1945 fiction, London: Palgrave Macmillan 2016 : 211-226
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Joutsen/Svanen: Yearbook of Finnish Literary Research, Finnish Classics Library, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies 2016 : 44-57
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Kult, Roskilde: Roskilde universitet 2016, Vol. 14 : 90-110
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Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2016 : 49-71
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Nordisk Museologi, (2) : 69-83
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Culture and Growth: Magical Companions or Mutually Exclusive Counterparts?, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Press 2015 : 110-126
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Battles and Borders: Perspectives on Cultural Transmissions and Literature in Minor Language Areas, Groningen: Barkhuis 2015 : 153-174
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Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015
Acta Borealia, London: Taylor & Francis Group 2014, Vol. 31, (1) : 41-58
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Läsning!, Stockholm: Natur och kultur 2013 : 104-120
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Universitetsläraren, Stockholm: Sveriges universitetslärarförbund 2013, (13) : 19-
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Crossing Borders, Dissolving Boundaries, Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi 2013 : 75-91
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Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, Uppsala: Swedish Science Press 2012, Vol. 132 : 338-344
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Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities, Farnham & Burlington: Ashgate 2012 : 159-173
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Multiethnica. Meddelande från Centrum för multietnisk forskning, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet 2012, (34) : 18-20
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Journal of Northern Studies, Umeå: 2012, Vol. 6, (1) : 123-129
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Universitetsläraren, Stockholm: Sveriges universitetslärarförbund 2012, Vol. 12, (9)
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Nordlit, Tromsö: Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsø 2012, (30) : 71-86
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León, Spanien: Universidad de León 2012
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Journal of Northern Studies, Umeå: Umeå University, Royal Skyttean Society 2012, Vol. 6, (2) : 97-105
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