Niklas Salmose

Niklas Salmose

Department of Languages Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Dr. Salmose holds a PhD in English from University of Edinburgh and
was a visiting Professor at UCLA autumn 2018. He is currently Vice-
Chair of the Department of Languages at Linnaeus University, Sweden, with a focus on internatinoalization and research and co-coordinator for the graduate school MIDWorld financed by the Swedish Research Council. Salmose is currently on a RJ Sabbatical working on the monograp project Mediations of Nostalgia: Aeshetics, Intermediality, Ecology.


He teaches English literature at all levels in the Department of Languages, presently on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Intermedial Ecocriticism, Nordic Nostalgia as well as supervising and examing BA and MA theses.  He is presently supervising four PhD projects:

  • Lara María Rodríguez Sieweke: Rereading the Slicks: An Intermedial Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Magazine Short Stories (Umeå University)
  • Anders Ottosson: Follow My Lead: Mobilizing Bodily Gestures in Art Performance for Public Intervention and Subversion (Leiden University)
  • Beatriz Carlsson Pecharromán: Analysis of the Influence of Western Imperialism on Nostalgic Aeshetics in Literature (Global Humanities, Linnaeus University)
  • Anna Ishchenko: Reconfiguring the Aesthetics of the Ecological Crisis
    in Literary Computer Games (MIDWorld, Linnaeus University)



Salmose has published and presented internationally on nostalgia, Nordic noir, Hitchcock, cinematic style in fiction, modernism, the Anthropocene and Hollywood, animal horror, intermediality and sensorial aesthetics in fiction. Recently he has worked within the broad field of environmental humanities.

He edited an issue on the Anthropocene for the journal Ekfrase 2016, a collection of nostalgic essays 2018, a special issue on contemporary nostalgia for the journal Humanities 2018, a book on experimental Swedish filmmaker Eric M. Nilsson,Transmediations. Communication across Media Borders for Routledge with Lars Elleström 2020, a book on comets, Cultural Comets 2022, a collection of essays on the Swedish filmmakers Hasse Alfredsson and Tage Danielsson (2023), and a radical reinterpration of literary biography, F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Composite Biography (University of Minnesota Press, 2024) together with David Rennie. In 2024 Intermedial Ecocriticism: The Climate Crisis Throgh Art and Media was published in open access by Rowman & Littlefield, a productive collaboration with Linnaeus colleuage Jørgen Bruhn. He is currently co-editing two special journal issues: Ecological Emergencies Across Media (Humanities 2024) and The Voices of Water: Blue-Eco Stories in Multi-Modal Languages (Textus 2024). In 2024 he is on a 12 month sabbatical financed by Riksbankens jubileumsfond (For the advancement of the humanities and social sceinces) writing the monograph Mediations of Nostalgia: Aeshetics, Intermediality, Ecology (Edinburgh University Press).

At Linnaeus University, he is a full member of the Linnaeus University Center of Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) and in charge of the center's international collaborations. Other projects include Future Food Cultures in the Anthropocene and IMS Green: Mediations of Climate and Ecological Emergency.


He is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Languages and co-coordinator of the graduate school MIDWorld, a collaboration between Linnaeus and Örebro universities. At Linnaeus he is faculty representative for Minor Field Studies scholarships. As a Stintonian, he also assists in the process of reviewing Stint applications at Linnaeus.

He is on the editorial board for the international journals Humanities and Text Matters: A Journal of Literature , Theory and Culture. He is on the advisory board for the book series Palgrave Studies in Intermediality.

Salmose is an executive board member of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.


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