Hanna Eglinger

Membership:  2016

Member Bio

Hanna Eglinger studied Nordic philology, modern German literature, and education at LMU and in Uppsala, Sweden, and worked as a lecturer in the Department of Nordic Philology at LMU. From 2001 to 2003, she was a research assistant for the project "Dialogues between Word Art and Picture Art in Modern Scandinavia (Nordic Image and Text)"; in 2006, she received her doctorate on the poetic dimension of the human body in Scandinavian contemporary literature; and she was a member of both the DFG research group "Beginnings (in) Modernity" at LMU (2006–2009) and the international research group "Arctic Modernities" at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway (2013–2016). She was appointed professor of comparative literature with a focus on Northern European literature and Scandinavian studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2015. As a visiting scholar at the Rachel Carson Center, her research project focuses on Scandinavian Arctic primitivism.


  • Eglinger, Hanna. Der Körper als Palimpsest. Die poetologische Dimension des menschlichen Körpers in der skandinavischen Gegenwartsliteratur. PhD Diss. Freiburg: Rombach, 2007.
  • Eglinger, Hanna. “Hamsun’s Meditations on Nansen Revisited: The Dilemma of Modernity.” NORDLIT. Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur 35 (2015): 175–88.
  • Eglinger, Hanna. “Literaturgeschichtsteilkapitel ‘Gegenwart (1980–2015): Entwicklungen seit 2000.’” In Skandinavische Literaturgeschichte, edited by Jürg Glauser, 389–407. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 2016.
  • Eglinger, Hanna. “Im Blickwechsel der Geschichte. Zum Balladenmotiv in Hans Herbjørnsruds Erzählung ‘På Gamletun i Europa’ (1992).” In “Rider ud saa vide.” Balladenspuren in der skandinavischen Kultur, edited by Annegret Heitmann and Katarina Yngborn, 233–48. Freiburg: Rombach, 2016.
  • Eglinger, Hanna. “Magic, Ecstatic, Nomadic: Arctic Primitivism in Scandinavia around 1900.” Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies 33 (forthcoming).
  • Eglinger, Hanna, and Annegret Heitmann. Landnahme. Anfangserzählungen in der skandinavischen Literatur um 1900. Munich: Fink, 2010.