Archive for 2011

Tomas Tranströmer Poetry Evening Tonight from 7:00-9:00 in the Interpretive Center

Join faculty in the Scandinavian Studies and English Departments from 7:00-9:00 p.m. this evening in the Interpretive Center as we celebrate the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer’s receiving the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature. Faculty and students from Scandinavian Studies and Department of English faculty and poets Phil Bryant, John Rezmerski, and Joyce Sutphen will read […]

Two events today!

Join the Department of Scandinavian Studies today as we co-host two talks as part of this year’s Global Insight program, which focuses on the Circumpolar Region. 4 pm on Thursday, Dec 1, 101 Beck Hall – “Education Practices and Methods in the Arctic: Indigenous Peoples and Cultures in the Circumpolar Region” (Panel Discussion with Steve […]

Femmes of Power: Figuring Queer Femininities

Hej! Don’t miss Ulrika’s lecture on Femmes of Power! When: Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm Where: Confer 128 What is femininity? What makes it queer? How do we understand subcultural fashion and performance across different national and regional contexts? What is femme activism? Drawing on research and images produced for the book Femmes of Power: […]

J-term (IEX) 2012 and Spring 2012 courses

January Term (IEX) Courses in the Department of Scandinavian Studies SCA 203 Hans Christian Andersen MTWTF: 10:30-12:20 (Confer 125) Roger McKnight (Emeritus) This course deals with symbols. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) wrote great, vivid fairy tales. As a Romantic, he portrayed exotic birds who sang like angels. As a realist, he described poor Danish washerwomen […]

First Annual Scandinavian Studies Student-Alumni BBQ

Are you a current student or alum of the Scandinavian Studies department? Join us in kicking off the Gustavus Sesquicentennial year with the First Annual Scandinavian Studies BBQ on Saturday, October 1 from 2-6pm. Stop by Glenn’s house after the Homecoming Game! Please RSVP by Monday, September 26 to for the address, and so […]

Welcome, Ulrika!

Join me in welcoming Dr. Ulrika Dahl to Gustavus and our department. Ulrika Dahl (B.A. Lawrence University, Ph. D. University of California, Santa Cruz) is Assistant Professor and Chair of Gender Studies at Södertörn University in Stockholm and a regular contributor to contemporary Scandinavian feminist debate. An activist at heart, a cultural anthropologist by training […]

Annual Scandinavian Studies Spring Colloquium, Friday, May 20th

Join the Department of Scandinavian Studies on Friday, May 20, at 4:00 in the interpretive center as we celebrate our 2011 graduates, majors Chelsea Bowen and Valerie McCluskey, and minor Alex Legeros, at our annual spring colloquium. All three students will present a piece of their scholarship in the discipline, and their presentations will be […]

Class trip to see Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People

On Sunday, April 17th, a group of students enrolled in the department’s “Henrik Ibsen and Norwegian Literature” course made the drive to picturesque Lanesboro, Minnesota, to attend a performance of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, which the class had read a few weeks earlier. First-year student and Scandinavian Studies major Zachary Blinkinsop commented: “The Commonweal […]

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The Scandinavian Studies department here at Gustavus is happy to announce that we now have a Facebook page! Click the link to find us there! GAC Scandinavian Studies on Facebook!

Two works of contemporary Swedish literature translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles (’02)

Two works of literature by the contemporary Swedish author Jonas Hassen Khemiri have been translated into English by Rachel Willson-Broyles, who graduated from Gustavus’s Department of Scandinavian Studies in 2002. Khemiri’s play “Invasion!” made its American premier at the Walkerspace Theater in New York City in February, and Khemiri’s novel Montecore was recently published by […]