Archive for 2012

Strindberg Year 2012 at Gustavus

On Thursday, November 15, Swedish author and documentary producer Lena Einhorn will present the lecture “August Strindberg and His Turbulent Life” at 7:30 p.m. in Confer 127. This lecture is one of the ways the Gustavus community is able to take part in the Strindberg Year 2012 events happening around campus. Swedish author, playwright, and […]

2013 IEX and Spring Semester Courses

  As registration time approaches, check out these fantastic IEX and Spring Semester courses – all of which count towards credit towards a major or minor in Scandinavian Studies.   Department of Scandinavian Studies IEX 2013 Course SCA-215-001: Viking Mythology Professor Carl Olsen VH 302 MTWRF 10.30AM-12.20PM VIKING MYTHOLOGY AND HEROIC TRADITION. In this course we […]

Third Annual Dept. of Scandinavian Studies Student-Alumni BBQ, Sat., 10/13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Who: All alumni and current students of the Department What: Join us for the 3rd annual Scandinavian Studies Homecoming BBQ Where: Glenn Kranking’s house (Directions will be sent when you RSVP) When: October 13th 5:30-7:30pm Why: To (re)connect and spend a beautiful fall evening together How: Please RSVP to Dawn Comstock ( by Wednesday, October […]

Upcoming Scandinavian Crime Fiction Event: “Beyond The Girl”

From October 8-10, 2012, Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library will host a three-day event featuring four women writers from Nordic countries and a noted Swedish literary critic to focus on Nordic crime fiction by women. Scandinavian crime fiction has become a global phenomenon in part because of a girl with a dragon tattoo, but women writers […]

Welcome back! Thirty years!

The Department welcomes back all returning students and looks forward to the 2012-2013 academic year. We are happy to welcome Visiting Assistant Professor Carl Olsen, who is joining us from UC-Berkeley. Carl will teach two courses of Swedish this fall, a January term IEX course on Norse mythology, and this spring he will teach a […]

2012 Department of Scandinavian Studies Majors Colloquium!

Join the Department of Scandinavian Studies 2012 majors Ethan Bjelland, Robert Holder, Catherine Keith, and Steven Olson tomorrow evening, Friday, May 18, 5:00-9:00 p.m., in the St. Peter Room, as they present their senior research projects. The schedule will be: Ethan Bjelland: Theatre and Translation: Five Times God Robert Holder: On Masculinity in Scandinavia Catherine […]

Berzelius Fika: Creating Community Swedish Style

If you were a science student this last year you might have stumbled across a friendly group of chemists in the atrium of Nobel Hall, drinking coffee, nibbling on some pepparkakor and enjoying conversation during chapel break. If you weren’t in a rush to be somewhere, you hopefully sat down to join in. Berzelius Fika […]

Film and Lecture this Week on Northern Sweden

Two events this week round out Gustavus’s campus-wide Global Insight Program, which has, over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year, focused on the world’s Circumpolar Region. Events throughout the month of May center on Sweden’s northern periphery, and the program will close with a film this evening and a lecture tomorrow late afternoon. Wednesday, […]

Out of Scandinavia Week

The Department of Scandinavian Studies welcomes Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence Jonas Hassen Khemiri to campus the week of April 30th. In addition to being part of this year’s MAYDAY! conference on “Multicultural Sweden,” Khemiri will visit classes in the Departments of Scandinavian Studies and English and be part of three other events, all […]

MAYDAY! Conference

The Department of Scandinavian Studies is looking forward to this year’s MAYDAY! Conference and welcoming guests Dilsa Demirbag-Sten and Jonas Hassen Khemiri to campus. More details about their visits soon.