Scandinavian Studies

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Full house at lecture by Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum, Head of Nordic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder

On Monday evening, October 27th, the Department of Scandinavian Studies welcomed Dr. Benjamin Teitelbaum, Head of Nordic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for a lecture tied to his forthcoming book on the music of radical nationalism in the Nordic countries, “Lions of the North: Sounds of the New Nordic Radical Nationalism,” forthcoming from Oxford […]

New Journal of Scandinavian Studies for Undergraduate Students

Scandinavian Studies majors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are partnering with graphic design students at Boise State in the creation of a new peer-reviewed journal where undergraduate students in the field of Scandinavian Studies can submit their work for possible publication. The journal is called The Cross Section: An Exploration of All Things Nordic. The […]

Lecture this evening: “An Oriental Prince Comes to Karlsbad: Brandes and Clemenceau Encounter the East”

This evening the Department of Scandinavian Studies will host Dr. William Banks, of the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, at the University of Minnesota as he presents some of his recent work on the Danish cultural critic Georg Brandes, focusing, in particular, on Brandes’s writings on human rights issues. The lecture begins at 7:00 […]

Welcome Back!

Somehow October is here, the Swedish House’s annual kräftskiva dinner has come and gone, the leaves are changing as they always so beautifully do this time of year, and the semester and academic year are well underway! The Department is thrilled to have Dr. Ursula Lindqvist beginning her second year at Gustavus, and this fall […]

OUT OF SCANDINAVIA WEEK May 12-16

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Scandinavian Studies welcomes Swedish author Arne Dahl to campus May 12-16 as the College’s Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence for 2014. You can read his interview with The Gustavian Weekly at https://weekly.blog.gustavus.edu/2014/05/15/interview-with-arne-dahl-may-13-2014/. Dahl is an award-winning and bestselling crime fiction writer who has been recognized for helping to revitalize the Scandinavian […]

Department of Scandinavian Studies Senior Majors Colloquium, Saturday, May 10th, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Join the students and faculty in the Department of Scandinavian Studies this Saturday at our annual spring Senior Majors Colloquium as we celebrate the excellent academic work of our four senior majors, each of whom will present a piece of their research in the discipline. (The senior majors are pictured here, left to right: Annalise […]

“Kierkegaard: The Mind of the Moralist” Lecture, Dr. Gordon Marino, Thursday, November 21st, 7:30 p.m.

Please join the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Department of Philosophy in welcoming Dr. Gordon Marino, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, to Gustavus this Thursday, November 21st, for a special lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Confer 127. Professor Marino’s talk, “Kierkegaard: The Mind of the […]

Spring 2014 Course Offerings in the Department of Scandinavian Studies

SWE-102-001: Swedish II Professor Ursula Lindqvist CON 126 MTWF 9:00AM-9:50AM SWE-102-002: Swedish II Professor Kjerstin Moody CON 125 MTWF 12:30PM-1:20PM SWE-102-003: Swedish II Professor Kjerstin Moody CON 125 MTWF 1:30PM-2:20PM A continuation of SWE-101, these courses introduce students to the Swedish language and important aspects of modern Swedish society. Students learn to speak, read, and […]

Senior Majors Colloquium, Saturday, May 11th, 5:00 p.m.

Graduating senior majors in the Department of Scandinavian Studies will present a piece of their research in the field this Saturday, May 11th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Their work exemplifies the interdisciplinarity of the field. All are welcome to come and listen to their presentations, and a short celebration of both of […]

Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence: Johanna Sinisalo

The Department of Scandinavian Studies is happy to welcome the Finnish author Johanna Sinisalo May 6-10 as this year’s Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence. Sinisalo is best known for her Finlandia-Prize-winning novel, Troll: A Love Story (Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi, 2000). Throughout her week on campus Sinisalo will visit classes and engage with Gustavus […]