Archive for Kjerstin Moody

Lecture this evening, “White Gods: Vikings in the Far-Right Imagination,” Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum

Join the Department of Scandinavian Studies this evening, Thursday, October 24, 2019, for the lecture “White Gods: Vikings in the Far-Right Imagination,” by Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum of the University of Colorado Boulder. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:00 p.m. in 127 Confer Hall. Abstract: Medieval Vikings […]

Looking Ahead: The 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Department of Scandinavian Studies has a rich and full academic year ahead. New courses are being offered, four sections of first-year Swedish are up and running, and students are returning from enriching years or semesters of study away. We’ll offer some features on these things here as the year continues. Here are a few […]

2019-20 Courses in the Department of Scandinavian Studies

Scandinavian Studies and Swedish Courses 2019-2020   FALL 2019 SWE-101: Introductory Swedish I (3 sections) David Jessup: MTWF 9:00-9:50 a.m., Confer 126 Ursula Lindqvist: MTWF 12:30-1:20 p.m., Confer 332 Kjerstin Moody: MTWF 1:30-2:20 p.m., Confer 126 An introduction to the Swedish language in the context of modern Swedish society, utilizing immersion learning methods such as […]

Lecture on Contemporary Norwegian Poet Inger Elisabeth Hansen

The Department of Scandinavian Studies looks forward to welcoming Dr. Jenna Coughlin, St. Olaf College, for a lecture “You Can Shock Yourself with the Starlings: The Ecopoetry of Inger Elisabeth Hansen,” on Monday, April 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in 101 Beck Hall. Coughlin will also be a guest in Kjerstin Moody’s SCA-224: “Scandinavian Women Writers” […]

Welcome, Dorthe Nors, 2018-19 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence

Welcome Dorthe!! The Department of Scandinavian Studies is thrilled to announce our 2018-19 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence, the Danish author Dorthe Nors. One of the most original voices in contemporary Danish literature Nors has written two celebrated short story collections, one novella, and five novels. Her short stories have appeared in countless publications, […]

A Full Spring Semester 2019

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 […]

Spring 2019 Courses in the Department of Scandinavian Studies

As Spring 2019 registration nears, the Department of Scandinavian Studies is excited to offer the following courses this coming spring.   SCA-224: Scandinavian Women Writers Associate Professor Kjerstin Moody MWF, 1:30-2:20 p.m., Confer 125 Fulfills LARS, WRITI General Education requirements Counts towards Scandinavian Studies major and minor, GWSS major and minor, and Comparative Literature minor […]

Annika Schroder, Biology and Scandinavian Studies Double Major, Class of 2019

Hej alla! My name is Annika Schroder, and I am a senior Scandinavian Studies and Biology major here at GAC. I think I have a pretty unique upbringing, being that I have a Swedish father and American mother, but also considering that I grew up in Puerto Rico. It was this mixture of cultures in […]

Beginning the 2018-19 Academic Year

This fall the Department of Scandinavian Studies welcomes back Associate Professor and incoming Department Chair Dr. Ursula Lindqvist after her year-long sabbatical. She joins her colleagues Associate Professor Dr. Kjerstin Moody and Associate Professor Dr. Glenn Kranking after their sabbatical time away. Our amazing Visiting Instructor David Jessup begins his fourth year teaching in the […]

Fall 2018 Courses Offered in the Department of Scandinavian Studies

Fall 2018 Courses Offered in the Department of Scandinavian Studies:   HIS-219: Scandinavia Since 1800 Associate Professor Glenn Kranking MWF, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.   Poor, socially stratified, politically autocratic, internationally insignificant are words which accurately describe Scandinavia in the early 19th century. Prosperous, egalitarian, democratic, internationally significant are words which accurately describe Scandinavia today. What […]