The Ninety-First Annual Meeting Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study North Park University, Chicago, IL April 25-28, 2001

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Thursday Afternoon

SASS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday Evening

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

* Osmo Rauhala, artist

Friday Morning Sessions 1, 8:30-10:00 A.M.

1. PEDAGOGY I: TEACHING OF SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY (Co-Sponsored by the Society of Historians of Scandinavia)

Chair: Lee Sather (Weber State University)

* Marv Slind (Luther College) "Using Computers in the Traditional Lecture Class."

* Jesse Byock (UCLA) "A Consideration of Hrolf's Sagas as a Source for the Teaching of Early Scandinavian History and Society."

* Terje Leiren (University of Washington) "Everybody Loves the Vikings: Higher Enrollment and Greater Visibility by Teaching Viking History."

2. NORWEGIAN LITERATURE I: KNUT HAMSUN

Chair: Stephen Walton (Hogskulen i Volda)

* Elisabeth Oxfeldt (University of California, Berkeley) "Ekphrasis, Decadence, and Orientalism in Hamsun's Dronningen av Saba."

* Monika Zagar (University of Minnesota) "Imagining the Red-Skinned Other: Hamsun's Articles `Fra en Indianerleir' (1895) and `Rode, Sorte og Hvide' (1891)."

* Tom Conner (St. Norbert College) "Affiliations: The acte gratuit (gratuitous act) in Knut Hamsun and Andre Gide."

3. FILM I: DANISH FILM

Chair: Niels Ingwersen (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

* Marianne Stolen (University of Washington) "Dogma in Class: Report from a Pilot Project Involving the Use of Danish Film in the Classroom,'

* Trevor Elkington (University of Washington) "Dogme 95 and the Paradox of Authenticity"

* Merete von Eyben (UCLA) "Carl Th. Dreyer's Jeanne d'Arc Revisited? Lars von Trier's Reworking of the Transcendental Peasant Girl Saint in Breaking the Waves, Idioterne, and Dancer in the Dark."

* Thomas Smith (University of Washington) "Cutting to the Truth: Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark."

4. CONTEMPORARY ALTERNATIVE VISIONS

Chair: Kim Andersen (Washington State University)

* Kirsten Thisted (University of Copenhagen) "Walking in two Dimensions: An Analysis of the Novel Tarrarsuummi Tarraq/Saltstotten (Pillar of Salt) by the Greenlandic/Danish writer Ole Korneliussen in a Postcolonial (Postmodern Perspective)."

* Gitte Mose (University of Oslo) "A.P.O.L.L.O.--A Futuristic Novel of the Past and the Present: A presentation of Pablo Henrik Llambias' year 2000 book."

* Nete Schmidt (University of Wisconsin, Madison) "From Dream to --."

* Mariana Allemano (University of Alberta) "`Time is Inside the Box'--Metafiction and Magic in Novels by Hanne Marie Svendsen and Ib Michael."

5. IMMIGRATION I

Chair: Bruce Larson (Minnesota State University, Mankato)

* Doreen Simonsen (Loyola University, New Orleans) "The Living Word: Grundtvigian Influences on the Life and Career of J. Christian Bay."

* Ulfar Bragason (Sigurdur Nordal Institute) "Images of the US in Iceland around 1870."

* Christopher Mitchell (University of Texas of the Permian Basin) "Strindbergarna: A case of early Strindberg reception in the USA."

6. GENDER AND IDENTITY

Chair: Susan Brantly (University of Wisconsin)

* Ronal Stokes Schwartz (University of Minnesota) "Social Novella or Heimstaddikting?: Brita Bjoergum's Kari Lidi (1895)."

* Susan Brantly (University of Wisconsin) "Gothic Games: Isak Dinesen's The Dreamers."

* Helena Frorsas-Scott (University College, London) "Questions of Authority: On Narrative Voice, Gender and Identity in Elin Wagner."

* Kristine Anderson (Purdue University) "Subjective Robots: Dorrit Willumsen's Use of a Science Fiction Trope."

7. NORWEGIAN ART

Chair: Lena Norrman (Harvard University)

* Alison Aune (University of Minnesota) "The Art of Cora Sandel: A Norwegian Painter and Writer."

* Dorothy Kleppen McCall "Stale Kyllingstad, A Viking Romantic and Vernacular Artist 1903-1987. …