A Full Spring Semester 2019 Posted on February 12th, 2019 by

The Department of Scandinavian Studies is excited for a full spring semester!

The weekend of February 22-24 Gustavus students have the opportunity to attend the Upper Midwest Scandinavian Retreat at Beaver Creek Nature Reserve near Fall Creek, Wisconsin. The annual February event gathers students studying all aspects of Nordic culture from colleges and universities from across the Upper Midwest.

Monday, April 15th, the Department will host Assistant Professor Dr. Jenna Coughlin from St. Olaf College. She will visit Associate Professor Kjerstin Moody’s SCA-224 “Scandinavian Women Writers” class in the afternoon and present the lecture “‘You can Shock Yourself with Starlings’: The Ecopoetry of Inger Elisabeth Hansen” at 7:00 p.m. in 101 Beck Hall.

We look forward to hosting Danish author Dorthe Nors as this year’s Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence. Nors will be on campus with us and visit classes in our Department as well as the Department of English from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. On Thursday evening, May 9, she will present the lecture “From the Danish Outskirts, via Sweden — to the World” at 7:00 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Copies of the English translations of her books will be on sale through the Book Mark, and a reception in her honor will follow. Nors will also do a reading and book signing at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the pubic.

Our graduating seniors will present research and reflections on their academic, study away, and professional experiences in the department at our annual Senior Major Colloquium on Friday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. A dinner in their honor will follow. Students in the department and from across campus are welcome to attend as are our graduating seniors’ family members.

We will host an End of the Semester Fika in the Phi Beta Kappa room from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20 to gather everyone together to celebrate the end of the academic year.



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