Scandinavian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 3, Fall

Disillusioned Conservative: The Evolution of Gabriel Scott's Political Views
FOR SEVERAL DECADES historians of Norwegian literature have explored how writers on various points of the ideological spectrum advocated, rejected, or otherwise responded to the winds of political and ideological change that blew across the country...
P.O. Enquist, Postmodernism, and the Defense of the Enlightenment
THE ENLIGHTENMENT has become a vexed point of controversy in the postmodern era. In Dialektik der Aufklarung (1944), Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno argue that the universalisms and instrumental reason of the Enlightenment lead to the inhumanity...
The Hong Kierkegaard Library; a Research Collection at St. Olaf College
THE HOWARD V. AND EDNA H. HONG Kierkegaard Library, located on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, houses the largest collection of works by and about Soren Kierkegaard outside of Denmark. The collection consists of approximately...
The Norse Concept of Luck
THE FICKLENESS OF LUCK is a standing motif in our culture. For many, luck is defined by unpredictability more than anything else. In Norse culture, the case is quite the opposite in that luck had nothing to do with what we would refer to as coincidence...