Scandinavian Studies

A journal that presents scholarly coverage of medieval and modern languages of Scandinavia for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 4, Winter

Books, Articles, Reviews, and Translations into English by Leig Sjoberg (1925-2000) Twentieth-Century Swedish Writers and Poets. (Sjoberg Bibliography)
Books Sjoberg, Leif. Par Lagerkvist. Columbia Essays on Modern Writers 74. New York: Columbia UP, 1976. Pp. 52. Reviewed by Karin Petherick. Scandinavica. 17.1 (1978): 67-8. --.A Reader's Guide to Gunnar Ekelof's "A Molna Elegy." New York: Twayne,...
In Memoriam
Leif Sjoberg, 1925-2000 Leif Sjoberg, tireless cultural ambassador to America for all of the Scandinavian countries, died in Stockholm on November 20, 2000 following a stroke. Born in the town of Boden in Norrbotten in 1925, Leif grew up in Avaviken,...
Leif Sjoberg (1925-2000) a Bibliography: His Books, Articles, Reviews, and Translations into English of Twentieth-Century Swedish Authors
LEIF SJOBERG WAS a major contributor to the publication of Swedish literature in English translation. Renowned Swedish authors he was instrumental in introducing to a broad spectrum of American readers include Gunnar Ekelof, Dag Hammarskjold, Par Lagerkvist,...
Peer Gynt and Hegel's Ideas on Egyptian Art
ONE IMPORTANT QUESTION asked by students of Peer Gynt, but not often satisfactorily answered concerns Ibsen's choice of location for the fourth act. The first three acts, which are comparatively short, take place in the Gudbrandsdal region and the...
The Ninety-First Annual Meeting Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study North Park University, Chicago, IL April 25-28, 2001
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...
The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study. (Report of the President)
The ninety-first annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS 2001) was hosted by North Park University's Center for Scandinavian Studies under the directorship of Charles Peterson. The conference was held from April...
"Tourists Are Invading Our District": Social and Ecological Conflicts in a Norwegian National Park
NORWAY IS KNOWN for its natural beauty and a social-democratic society, which emphasizes solidarity and equality. The country's long history of small-scale farming and a strong cultural orientation toward a rural lifestyle has shaped public policy...
True at Any Time: Grundtvig's Subjective Interpretation of Nordic Myth
ALTHOUGH N.F.S. Grundtvig is best known for his works on church, society, and education, his writings on myth form a significant part of his oeuvre. The most important of these are five published works: Lidet om sangene i Edda, Om Asaloren, Nordens...
Why a Dialectician Is Not a Philosopher: The Poetics of Dialectics in Kierkegaard's Frygt Og Boven
"Dialektik tanker man sig i Almindelighed temmelig abstract, man taenker naermest paa de logiske Bevaegelser. Livet vii imidlertid snart laere Een, at der gives mange Arter af Dialektik, at naesten enhver Lidenskab har sin egen." (Enten--Eller. Forste...