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University of Tasmania
Polar, Antarctic, representation, literature, advertising, cultural studies, geopolitics,
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Hanne Nielsen studies cultural representations of Antarctica. She analyses sources such as advertisements and theatre performances in order to better understand how versions of the southern continent have been constructed in the popular imagination. Hanne also has interests in polar geopolitics, and Antarctic history and literature. She is an active member of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, and sits on the Executive Committee of the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group.

Recent Publications

D. Liggett, E. Leane, S. Chaturvedi. A. Hemmings, H. Nielsen, J. O’Reilly, J.F. Salazar, A. Shibata and G. Steel (2015) Report on the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) WP18, Agenda Item 2.3.3 SCAR Excom Meeting 2015. Tromsø, Norway.

Hanne Nielsen (2015). Staging the South: Two Contemporary Antarctic Plays The Polar Journal. Vol.5 Issue 1. pp 203-217.

Elizabeth Leane, Carolyn Philpott & Hanne Nielsen (2014). Scott at the Opera: interpreting Das Opfer (1937) The Polar Journal. Vol.4 Issue 2. pp 354-376.

Hanne Nielsen (2014). ‘From Shelter to Showpiece: The Evolution of Antarctic Stations’ COMNAP Report. Summer 2013/14

Hanne Nielsen and Elizabeth Leane (2013). ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ on the German Stage: Reinhard Goering’s Die Südpolexpedition des Kapitäns Scott. New Theatre Quarterly, 29, pp 278-293.

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