Scandinavian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 2, Summer

Conversion and Convergence: The Role and Function of Women in Post-Medieval Icelandic Folktales
THE SPHERES OF CHRISTIANITY AND GENDER SCHOLARS HAVE REGULARLY OBSERVED that in Old Norse sources women often exhibit a strong opposition to the conversion to Christianity. Frequently cited as support for this opposition are the confrontations between...
Diasporic Feeling and Displaced Nostalgia: A Case Study: Import-Eksport and Blodsband
IN THE LAST TWO DECADES, muluculturalism in Norway has provoked a storm of public feelings that hijack the political sphere as a domain of rational argumentation and decision making. The larger the immigrant population grows, the more polarized and...
Italy Seen from Sweden and Sweden Seen from Italy: Selma Lagerlof's Sicilian Novel and Italian Translations
PLACES AND PERSPECTIVES are inherently intertwined. A place is necessarily viewed from somewhere: a specific perspective or point of view. Perspective, too, depends on and is bound to place as it is situated in space and time. Sweden and Italy, two...
Karen Blixen on Feminism and Womanliness: "En Baaltale Med 14 Aars Forsinkelse"
Kvindens Virke er at udvide hendes eget Vosn. Det kan brede sig meget vidt, som et stort Tros Krone, men det har stadig sin Rod i hendes eget Jeg. (Blixen, "En Baaltale" 80) Woman's function is to expand her own being. It can spread very wide like...
The Past Hundred Years, the Next Hundred Years: Opening Plenary Address Delivered at the One Hundred First Annual Meeting of the Society Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 2011
MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, honored guests, my dear colleagues and friends! This conference is a commemoration of the society's centennial. It is also a homecoming. This society, our society, was founded in this...