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Heidi Hansson

I am Deputy Vice-Chancellor of education and have responsibility for equal opportunities. My role also includes third-stream activities and internationalisation of education.

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Professor at Department of Language Studies Units: English
Location
., Universitetsledningshuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as professor at University Management Units: University Management Role: Deputy vice-chancellor
Location
Universitetsledningshuset plan 6, Universitetsområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am Deputy Vice-Chancellor of education on first and second cycle level, and I have responsibility for equal opportunities. My role also includes third-stream activities and internationalisation of education.

Biography:
I am professor of English literature at the Department of Language Studies.

I am member of the board of the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (ARCUM), and member of several international scholarly networks within Arctic studies and Irish literary studies.

I am chairperson of the Strategic Council for Education (USSR), the Strategic Council for Equal Opportunities and the Language Council at Umeå University.

Research:
My research has for instance concerned postmodern literature, Irish women's literature in the nineteenth century and Irish book history.

Between 2002 and 2009, I led the interdisciplinary research programme Foreign North: Outside Perspectives on the Nordic North revolving around arts and literature about and from the Nordic region. A part of my research in this field concerns gendered visions and accounts of the North in fiction and travel literature.

I have also investigated representations of the Arctic and polar exploration in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century comic periodicals. Currently, I am working on an edited collection of Arctic literature for children and young adults.

I am also developing a research project about the forms of fiction in nineteenth-century intellectual periodicals. Another strand in my research can be located on the border of language and literature, for instance studies of gendered metaphors and discourse analysis in a wider sense. I am interested in the relations between text and landscape, and have used eco-critical perspectives to understand phenomena in both fiction and non-fiction. In conjunction with that, I am in the process of developing a project on cultural perspectives on mining.

Academic merits:
Professor of English focusing on literature, Umeå University (2007)
Degree of Doctor of Arts in English (1998)

Managerial merits:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University (2016– )
Acting Head of Department and Head of Department, Department of Language Studies, Umeå University (2014)
Deputy Head of Department, Department of Language Studies, Umeå University (parts of 2008; 2009—2014)

Visual Representations of the Arctic, New York: Routledge 2021 : 139-156
Hansson, Heidi; Eriksson, Ann-Catrine
The Arctic in literature for children and young adults, New York: Routledge 2020 : 1-26
Hansson, Heidi
Irish women writers at the turn of the 20th century: alternative histories, new narratives, Brighton: Edward Everett Root Publishers 2020 : 127-141
Hansson, Heidi
Provins, Vol. 39, (4) : 60-62
Hansson, Heidi
The Arctic in Literature for Children and Young Adults, New York: Routledge 2020 : 163-177
Hansson, Heidi
Children's literature and culture
Reimagining Ireland, 91
Linking education and research: the results of an international Summer School, Stockholm: The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) 2019 : 11-33
Berglund, Per; Dannetun, Per; Chan, Wai Lee; et al.
Ireland and the North, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group 2019 : 3-14
Dybris McQuaid, Sara; Hansson, Heidi; Barber, Fionna
Chatter Marks, Anchorage: Anchorage Museum 2019, Vol. 1, (1) : 15-18
Hansson, Heidi
Silas Marner
Hansson, Heidi
The Routledge handbook of the Polar Regions, Abingdon and New York: Routledge 2018 : 45-56
Hansson, Heidi
Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017
Arctic modernities: the environmental, the exotic and the everyday, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017 : 1-13
Hansson, Heidi; Ryall, Anka
Moving Worlds : A Journal of Transcultural Writings, Vol. 16, (1) : 95-106
Hansson, Heidi
Irish women's writing, 1878-1922 : advancing the cause of liberty, Manchester: Manchester University Press 2016 : 49-64
Hansson, Heidi
Spänning och nyfikenhet: Festskrift till Johan Svedjedal, Halmstad: Gidlunds förlag 2016 : 170-185
Hansson, Heidi
Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922, Dublin: University College Dublin Press 2016 : 39-52
Hansson, Heidi
The Lion and the unicorn, Vol. 40, (1) : 62-80
Hansson, Heidi; Norberg, Cathrine
The new Arctic, Cham: Springer 2015 : 69-77
Hansson, Heidi
Nordlit, Vol. 35 : 47-62
Hansson, Heidi
The Irish Short Story: Tradition and Trends, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group 2015 : 61-81
Hansson, Heidi
The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and Belonging in Irish Literature and Film, Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers 2015 : 11-26
Hansson, Heidi
NIS: Nordic Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies CISA, Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies DUCIS, and Nordic Irish Studies Network NISN 2015, Vol. 14 : 143-146
Hansson, Heidi
Nordic Journal of English Studies, Vol. 13, (2) : 6-22
Hansson, Heidi
Fictions of the Irish Land War, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group 2014 : 107-126
Hansson, Heidi
Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group 2014
Fictions of the Irish Land War, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group 2014 : 183-188
Hansson, Heidi; Murphy, James H
Fictions of the Irish Land War, Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group 2014 : 1-18
Murphy, James H; Hansson, Heidi
William Trevor: revaluations, Manchester: Manchester University Press 2013 : 198-212
Hansson, Heidi
The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies, The Rivendale Press 2013, Vol. 5
Hansson, Heidi
Women's Writing, Taylor & Francis Group 2013, Vol. 20, (4) : 441-457
Hansson, Heidi; Norberg, Cathrine
Northern Review, Whitehorse, Canada: Yukon College 2012, Vol. Spring, (35) : 147-166
Hansson, Heidi
North and South: Essays on Gender, Race and Region, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012 : 61-89
Hansson, Heidi
Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: Perspektiv på begreppet gräns, Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet 2012 : 179-189
Hansson, Heidi; Lindgren, Eva; Sullivan, Kirk
Orbis Litterarum, Blackwell Publishing 2012, Vol. 67, (2) : 154-170
Hansson, Heidi; Norberg, Cathrine
Anne Enright, Dublin: Irish Academic Press 2011 : 51-66
Hansson, Heidi
Stockholm: Folkuniversitetet 2011
Hansson, Heidi
Iceland and Images of the North, Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec 2011 : 255-282
Hansson, Heidi
Reiser og ekspedisjoner i det litterære Arktis, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag 2011 : 239-261
Hansson, Heidi
Det goda lärandet: En antologi om liberal arts education, Lund: Studentlitteratur 2011 : 99-115
Hansson, Heidi
The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume IV: The Irish Book in English 1800-1891, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011 : 322-330
Hansson, Heidi
The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume IV: The Irish Book in English 1800-1891, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011 : 305-321
Hansson, Heidi
The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume IV: The Irish Book in English 1800-1891, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011 : 364-370
Hansson, Heidi
Journal of Literature and Science, Glamorgan: University of Glamorgan 2011, Vol. 4, (1) : 59-73
Hansson, Heidi
Arctic Discourses, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars 2010 : 218-239
Hansson, Heidi
Irish Studies Review, Vol. 18, (1) : 120-122
Hansson, Heidi
Regionernas bilder: estetiska uttryck från och om periferin, Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för språkstudier 2010 : 15-28
Hansson, Heidi

Research projects

19 March 2009 until 31 December 2009