Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study: The Nordic Countries and 'A New World Order.' (85Th Annual Meeting, Washington State University, April 26-29, 1995)

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Washington State University

April 26-29, 1995

Thursday, April 27, 1995

1. MODERN SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE: KJARSTAD AND JERSILD Chair: Solveig Zempel, St. Olaf College

* Frankie Shackelford, Augsburg College

"Jan Kjarstad's Forforeren and the Genetics of Narration"

* Gitte Mose, University of Copenhagen

"Don Jonas Meets Don Juan and Don Johannes: Seducers and Seduction in Jan Kjarstad's Forforeren and Soren Kierkegaard's Either/Or"

* Ross Shideler, University of California, Los Angeles

"P.C. Jersild and the Experimental Narrator"

2. THEMES IN SCANDINAVIAN ART: PAIN, LOSS, AND TABLEAU Chair: Marilyn J. Blackwell, Ohio State University

* Mark Sandberg, University of California, Berkeley

"Baby's Last Bedtime: Genre Painting, Travel Narrative, and Tableau"

* Zoe Borovsky, University of Oregon

"Wrestling with the Giantess, Displaying the Past"

* Karin Sanders, University of California, Berkeley

"Seeing, Reading, Hearing (or Smelling) Pain: On Laocoon, Abildgaard's Painting The Wounded Philoctes (1775) and Bissen's Sculpture The Wounded Philoctes (1854-5)"

3. SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGE ENROLLMENT: THE PROBLEM OF "BEAN COUNTING" Chair: Christopher Hale, University of Alberta

* Ray Wakefield, University of Minnesota

"Building Enrollments in the Era of Bean Counting"

* Karen Lybeck, University of Minnesota

"Keeping the Beans in the Pot: Striving to Maintain Language Course Enrollments"

* Louis Janus, University of Minnesota

"The State of Nordic Language Teaching - 1995"

4. MEDIEVAL MYTH AND HISTORY: MEDICINE AND THE HEALER. Chair: John Weinstock, University of Texas, Austin

* Brigid Gaffikin, University of California, Berkeley

"Scandinavian Historians of Medieval Icelandic Medical Practices and Beliefs"

* Kathryn Starkey, University of California, Berkeley

"In Sickness and In Health - Reevaluating the Role and Identity of the Healer in Early Medieval Germanic Mythology"

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

* Klaus Rifbjerg, "Why I Write"

Friday, April 28, 1995

5. OLD NORSE: NEW READINGS Chair: Kirsten Wolf, University of Manitoba

* Maria Bonner, University of Minnesota and Kaaren Grimstad, University of Minnesota

"How to Do Things with Hrafnkels saga"

* Jenny Jochens, Towson State University

"Gendered Trifunctionality: The Case of Rigsthula"

6. SCANDINAVIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION: INFLUENCES AND DECISIONS Chair: Arne Selbyg, Augustana College

* Andrew C. Twaddle, University of Missouri, Columbia

"EU or Not EU: The Swedish Debate on Membership, 1993"

* Christina M. Patterson, The American University

"Neutrality and Its Compatibility with the European Union: Comparative Case Studies of Austria, Finland, and Sweden"

* Aili Flint, Columbia University

"Contracts and Change: Regenerative Strategies in the Finnish Lexicon"

* Susan Larson, University of California, Berkeley

"Trading Partners or Trading Sovereignty: Finland, Norway, and the European Union"

* Discussant: Pertti Pesonen, University of Helsinki

7. CINEMA: FOLKLORE AND FILM Chair: Barbro Klein, Stockholm University

* Tom Dubois, University of Washington

"Uses of Folklore in Nils Gaup's Film The Pathfinder"

* Guntis Smidchens, University of Washington

"Traditions of the Past and Present Latgale (East Latvia) in Child of Man"

* Tim Tangherlini, University of California, Berkeley

"Folklore, Ideology, and Film: Pelle the Conqueror"

8. NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE: DISINTEGRATION AND IMAGERY Chair: Ingeborg Kongslien, Norway Research Council/University of Wisconsin

* Kristoffer Paulson, Simon Fraser University

"A Mixture of Myths: Martha Ostenso's Wild Geese"

* Orm Overland, University of Bergen

"Norwegian-American Literature Grinds to a Halt: The Disintegration of Norwegian as an American Literary Language"

* Solveig Zempel, St. …