Academic journal article Scandinavian Studies

The Ninety-Sixth Annual Meeting: Oxford, Mississippi 4-6 May 2006

Academic journal article Scandinavian Studies

The Ninety-Sixth Annual Meeting: Oxford, Mississippi 4-6 May 2006

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Thursday, 4 May

7:00 pm Welcome, Keynote Address, and Reception Tuula Yrjo-Koskinen, Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C.

Friday, 5 May 8:30-10:00 am

1. THE BODY IN CONTEMPORARY SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE Chair: Tom Conner, St. Norbert College

* Nora Simonhjell, Agder University College (adviser, Unni Langas), "The Destroyed Body: New Tendencies in Norwegian Literature"

* Claire Thomson, University College London, "One-Third God, One-Third Animal, and One-Third Human": Peter Hoeg's Post-Human Bodies"

2. SCANDINAVIAN-AMERICANS: IDEAL AMERICANS?

Chair: Christian Nokkentved, Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

* Torben Grongaard Jeppesen, Odense City Museums, "Scandinavian-Americans in the Twentieth Century: The Assimilation Process"

* Jorn Brondal, University of Southern Denmark, "Scandinavian-American Networks and the Terms of Political Participation"

* Anders Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark, "Not for the King, but for God and Country: Scandinavians and Ethnic Identity during the American Civil War"

3. CONSTRUCTING CHILDHOOD & CITIZENSHIP

Chair: Eva-Maria Metcalf, The University of Mississippi

* Nete Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "From Inclusion to Exclusivity: Education in Denmark from Borderliners (1993) to The Trilogy (2004)"

* Karin Nykvist, Lund University, "The Century of the Child Begins: Construction Childhood in Swedish Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"

* Helena Forsas-Scott, University College London, "Fogelstad and Narrative: New Perspectives on Gender, Power and Citizenship"

4. EARLY MODERN SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY

Chair: Michael F. Metcalf, Croft Institute for International Studies

* Mary Elizabeth Ailes, University of Nebraska at Kearney, "Women on Campaign: Swedish Military Officers' Wives during the Thirty Years' War"

* Jason Lavery, Oklahoma State University, "Charles V and Scandinavian Scholarship"

* Joseph M. Gonzalez, California State University at Fullerton, "The King and the Cosmos: The King's Body as Text in Johannes Ofeegh's Gustav Vasa's Last days and Death, 1561"

S. MEDIEVAL SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURE

Chair: Peter Jorgensen, The University of Georgia

* John Lindow, University of California, Berkeley, "Supernatural Skalds in Three thaettir"

* Bente V. Hellang, Agder University College (adviser, Unni Langas), "Subtle Same Sex Meetings: Cross Dressing and Homosexuality in the Scandinavian Medieval Ballad"

* Merrill Kaplan, University of California, Berkeley (adviser, John Lindow), "Not an Everyday fornaldarsaga: Stjornu-Odda draumr and genre"

6. FINNISH LITERATURE

Chair: Charles Peterson, North Park University

* Jyrki Nummi, University of Helsinki, "What Happens in the Tale of Pale Maiden? The Mental Space in Aleksis Kivi's Seven Brothers"

* Susanna Moliski, University of Helsinki (adviser, Pirjo Lyytikainen), "The Narrative Memory in Pirjo Hassinen's Mansikoita marraskuussa"

* Mia Spangenberg, University of Washington (adviser, Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams), "Misery Loves Company: The Crisis of Masculinity in Kari Hotakainen's 2002 Novel Juoksuhaudantie"

7. KIERKEGAARD STUDIES

Chair: James Massengale, University of California, Los Angeles

* Dean Krouk, University of California, Berkeley (adviser, Linda Rugg), "Escaping the Frozen Moment: Sculpture and Living in Nar vi dode vagner"

* Eric Kristensson, University of California, Los Angeles (adviser, May Kay Norseng), "Fredrik's Struggle: Kierkegaard's Begrebet angest as Prooftext for Lukas Moodysson's Tillsammans (2000)"

* Leonardo Lisi, Yale University, (adviser, Pericles Lewis), "Kierkegaard, Ibsen, and the Aesthetics of Indirect Communication"

Friday, 5 May 10:30-11:45 am

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