101st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study: Chicago, Illinois: 28-30 April 2011

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 8:30 A.M.

1. Austrian and Scandinavian Connections Chair: Marv Slind, Luther College

* Leonardo F. Lisi, Johns Hopkins University, "Kierkegaard in Innsbruck"

* Lars Christiansen, University of Aarhus, "Georg Brandes' Discovery of Fredrich Nietzsche, Their Philosophical Relationship, and View ou Goethe"

* Gisli Magnusson, University of Aarhus, "Scandinavian Courtesy and Spiritualistic Modernity in Rainer Maria Rilke's The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge"

2. LITERARY TRAUMA

Chair: Melissa Gjellstad, University of North Dakota

* Suze van der Poll, University of Amsterdam, "Traumatic Memory in Per Petterson's Prose"

* Pal Bjorby, University of Bergen, "The Trauma of Sexual Initiation: Asmund Sveen's 'Guten i graset" Homoerotic Aesthetics and Vitalism"

* Unni Langas, University of Agder, "Jon Fosse's Novel Naustet (The Boathouse) as Trauma Narrative"

3. PERFORMANCE STUDIES (1)

Chair: Tanya Thresher, University of Wisconsin

* John Eason, University of Madison, "Swedish Schlager Divas and Gay Male Subjectivity"

* Christie Nittrouer, University of California, "Comedic Revolt in Transnational Sweden"

* Lars Saetre, University of Bergen, "Topographical Space--Textual Action: On the Representational Mode in Jon Fosse's Fiction and Dramatic Art"

4. REGIONALISM AND NORDIC CINEMA

Chair: Anders Marklund, Lund University and Malmo University

* Anna W. Stenport, University of Illinois, "The Concept of Regions: Film Industry and Policy Examples"

* Andrew Nestingen, University of Washington, "High-Impact Films"

* Monika Zagar, University of Minnesota, "Adoption Theme in Upperdog"

5. DANISH ART

Chair: Michael Metcalf, University of Mississippi

* Marja Lahelma, University of Helsinki, "The Great Relief by J.F. Willumsen--An Impossible Masterpiece?"

* Karen Westphal Eriksen, University of Copenhagen, "At Home with Modem Art"

* Kerry Greaves, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, "Pedagogy, Provocation, and Paradox: Denmark's Kunstnernes Studieskole"

6. EUROPEAN EXPERIENCES OF GLOBAL VISIONS Chair/Moderator: Andrew Newby

* Andrew Newby, University of Aberdeen and University of Helsinki, "Scandinavia and the British Isles: Perspectives on Teaching and Networking"

* Johan Strang, University of Helsinki, "The Welfare State: A Way of Defining Nordicness"

* Peter Stadius, University of Helsinki, "Nordic Societies and Cultures: A Common Discourse Beyond the Welfare State and the Sagas"

7- NORWEGIAN LITERATURE (I)

Chair: Ingeborg Kongslien, University of Oslo

* Claudia Berguson, Pacific Lutheran University, "Kristin Lavransdatter in the American Southern Novel: Coincidence or Plagiarism?"

* Patricia Bronte, Oslo University, "Re-working National Trauma, Re-constructing National Identity: Cecilie Loveid's 'Makespisere' and 'Maria Q"

* Dean Krouk, University of California, Berkeley, "Rolf Jacobsen's Ragnarok: Poetry, Nihilism, and Redemptive Politics"

8. NATIONAL IDENTITY (I)

Chair: Christine Ingebritsen, University of Washington

* Laurence Hare, University of Arkansas, "Nationalism, Science, and the Search for Prehistoric Origins in Northern Europe"

* Kasper Stovring, University of Southern Denmark, "The Cultural Prerequisites of Social Cohesion: With Special Attention to the Nation of Denmark"

* Claus Elholm Andersen, University of California, Los Angeles, "Oprah Does Denmark: An American Talk Show Visits the Happiest People on Earth"

9. CELTIC EXPERIENCE OF THE VIKING AGE

Chair: Maria-Claudia Tomany, Minnesota State University

* Mathew R. Holland, University of Wisconsin, "The Sword and Prestige Economy in Viking Age Ireland"

* Marcus Cederstrom, University of Wisconsin, "The Family Sagas and Medieval Scandinavian Colonialism in the British Isles"

* Thomas A. DuBois, University of Wisconsin, "Juxtaposing Cogadh Gaedel re Gallaib with Orkneyinga Saga"

10. NYNORSK

Chair: James Cathey, University of Massachusetts

* Jens Johan Hyvik, Volda University College, "Ivar Aasen, His Early Followers, and the Theory of 'Two Cultures'"

* Oddmund L. Hoel, Sogn og Fjordane University College, "Language Conflict and Urbanization in Norway, 1885--1920"

* Stephen Walton, Volda University College, "Unmet Challenges and Undetonated Bombs in Research into New Norwegian"

* Hjalmar Eiksund, The National Centre for the Teaching of New Norwegian and Volda University College, "The Mismatch between Curriculum Demands and Pupils' Everyday Exposure to New Norwegian"

Friday 10:30 A.M.

II. ICONOGRAPHY AND ARTIFACTS

Chair: M.A. (Shelly) Nordtorp-Madson, University of St. Thomas

* Tracey Sands, University of Copenhagen, "Saints and the City: Saints and Identities in Urban Skane"

* Nancy L. Wicker, University of Mississippi, "The Die is Cast': Insight into the Production of Migration Period Gold Bracteates"

* Erik Schjeide, University of California, Berkeley, "A Comparison of Carved Panels Found in Flatatunga and Bjarnastadahlid"

12. CRIME NOVEL HEROINES

Chair: Kerstin Bergman, Lund University

* Nete Schmidt, University of Wisconsin, "From Sexy to Serious: The Development of Female Detectives and Crime Solvers in Scandinavian Crime Fiction"

* Ross Shideler, University of California, Los Angeles, "The Decorated Body: Lisbeth Salander as Survivor"

* Angela Tumini, Chapman University and Malin Isaksson, Umea University, "Lisbeth Salander, Swedish Female Hero"

13. PERFORMANCE STUDIES (2)

Chair: Bo S. Svensson, Lund University

* Robert Greer, City University of New York, "Birgit Cullberg: Influence and Legacy"

* Jyrki Nummi, University of Helsinki, "Rewriting a Myth: Aleksis Kivi's Kullervo and the Problem of Dramatic Structure"

* Ulf Olsson, Stockholm University, "The Writer as Product: Lars Noren's Diaries"

14. DANISH AND NORWEGIAN FILM STUDIES

Chair: Monika Zagar, University of Minnesota

* Linda Rugg, University of California, Berkeley, "Lars von Trier's De Fem Benspond and the Anxiety of the Auteur"

* Clarence Burton Sheffield Jr., Rochester Institute of Technology, "The Human All Too Human: Jorgen Leth's Det Perfekte Mennesket"

* Renessa Osterberg, University of Washington, "Portrayals of Ambiguity in the Novel and Film Adaptation of Maskeblomstfamilien"

15. NORDIC SPACES

Chair: Jonas Harvard, Sodertorn University

Discussant: James P. Leary, University of Wisconsin at Madison

* Jonas Harvard, Sodertorn University, "Nordic Spaces: Defining the Area of Research"

* Lizette Graden, University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design (Konstfack), "Performing Nordic Spaces in Scandinavian Museums in the United States"

* Peter Stadius, University of Helsinki, "Acceptance and Conformity: Merging Modernity with Nationalism in the Stockholm and Chicago Exhibitions, 1930 and 1933"

16. SAMI POETRY AND FOLKLORE

Chair: Charles Peterson, North Park University

* John Weinstock, University of Texas at Austin, "Two Millennia Worth of Contact between Sami and Others"

* Celine Leduc, University of Ottawa, "The Siida as Cultural Sieve: A Study of Traditional Mechanisms for Cultural and Religious Change Among the Sami"

* Kendra Willson, University of California, Los Angeles, "A Putative Sami Charm on an Icelandic Spade: Runic Reception, Magic, and Contacts"

17. NORWEGIAN LITERATURE (2)

Chair: Tanya Thresher, University of Wisconsin

* Sandra Saari, Rochester Institute of Technology, "The Nature of Ellida's Choice: The Alternatives in Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea"

* Olivia Gunn, University of California, Irvine, "Realism's Failure and Realism's Defense: Ibsen and the Ideology of Modernism"

* Jenny Bjorklund, Uppsala University, "General Gabler's Daughter: Female Masculinity in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler"

18. NATIONAL IDENTITY (2)

Chair: Christine Ingebritsen, University of Washington

* Barbro Bredesen Opset, University of Oslo, "French Toilets and Wergeland's Flowers: The Making of a Contemporary Norwegian National Monument"

* Maren Anderson, University of Washington, "Unraveling the Genius: Interrogating the Role of National Icons"

* Torben Jelsbak, University of Copenhagen, "A Cultural History of the Nordic Avant-Gardes"

19. LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY (1)

Chair: Allison Spenader, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University

* Desiree M. Ohrbeck, University of Washington, "Either-Or? Behaviorist Didactic Versus Communicative Approaches to Second Language Teaching"

* Tiina Haapakoski, Columbia University, "New Technology and Distance Collaboration in the Finnish Language Class: Voicethread--a Tool for Creating Interesting Multimedia Presentations and Fostering Student Interaction"

* Anne-Marie Andreasson-Hogg, North Park University, "Songs and Poetry in the Swedish Foreign Language Classroom"

20. SWEDISH AND FINNISH

Chair: Kjerstin Moody, Gustavus Adolphus College

* Jennica Thylin-Klaus, The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, "Swedish Language Planning in Finland ca. 1850-1920: Language Planners and Spreading of Ideas"

* Evan Wright, University of Washington, "Evas of Finland: Swedish and Finnish-Language Poets Explore Other Worlds"

* Benjamin Mier-Cruz, University of California, Berkeley, "Spider Webs of Spiritual Gum Arabic: Diktonian Letter Writing and Expression"

Friday 1:30 P.M.

21. HAMSUN

Chair: Ellen Rees, University of Oslo

* Gry Hedin, University of Copenhagen, "Ny jord as a Cross-Disciplinary Framework for Hamsun's Hunger"

* Elisabeth Oxfeldt, University of Oslo, "Imperial Shame in Knut Hamsun's Landstrykere"

* Jan Sjavik, University of Washington, "The Hamsunian Unconscious: Construction or Chaos?"

22. SCANDINAVIAN CRIME FICTION: GENDER AND NARRATIVE

Chair: Clarence Burton Sheffield Jr., Rochester Institute of Technology

* Kim Toft Hansen, Aalborg University, "Crime Fiction and Mediatized Religion"

* Kjetil Sandvik, University of Copenhagen, "Anatomy of the Crime Scene--On Narrative and Performative Practices in the Investigation of Crime's Space and Actions"

* Olof Hedling, Lund University, "Crime Fiction in the Service of Society--On Some Perils in Making of a Scandinavian Film Town"

23. MEDIA STUDIES

Chair: Ross Shideler, University of California, Los Angeles

* Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Rochester Institute of Technology, "Returning to its Roots: The Case of Rolf Blomberg's Work"

* Siri Hempel Lindoe, University of Agder, "Suffering and Entertainment: Aesthetic Strategies in the Norwegian Telethon 'The TV-Campaign'"

* Nora Simonhjell, Aarhus University, "No Borders: The Art of Walking--An Investigation of the Representation of Physical Disability in Contemporary Norwegian Literature and TV"

* Louise Nilsson, Uppsala University, "Global Spaces for Consumption: Cities, Film, and Media"

24. RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND EARLY CHURCH

Chair: Tracey Sands, University of Copenhagen

* Molly Jacobs, University of California, Berkeley, "Mary and the Skalds"

* Tuomas Heikkila, University of Helsinki, "The Arrival and Implications of Literacy in Medieval Finland--Creating New Ties, Building a New Identity"

25: NINETEENTH-CENTURY ART

Chair: Terje Leiren, University of Washington

* Leslie Anne Anderson, City University of New York, "Painting Instruction: C.W. Eckersberg and Artistic Labor in the Danish Golden Age"

* Jens Toft, University of Copenhagen, "A Painter in Tradition: Carl Bloch, 1834-1890, a 'Latecommer'"

* Thor J. Mednick, Missouri Southern State University, "Martinus Rorbye in Skagen, 1833 and 1847"

26. SAMI HISTORY

Chair: Glenn Kranking, Gustavus Adolphus College

* Troy Stortjell, Pacific Lutheran University, "After Postcolonial Studies? Re-reading the Sami Colonial Archive"

* Mary F. Ehrlander, University of Alaska Fairbanks, "Historical Influences on the Sami Alcohol Culture"

* Tim Frandy, University of Wisconsin, "Salmon, Sami Netters, and Tourist Anglers: Negotiating Sustainability and the Politics of the Commons"

27. CULTURAL UNTRANSLATABILITY

Chair:

* Olavi Hemmila, Fulbright Hildeman Fellow, 2009-2010, "Rabindranath Tagore's Visits to Sweden 1921 and 1926"

* Mats Jansson, University of Gothenburg, "The Waste Land' in a Swedish Context"

* Ulf Jonas Bjork, Indiana University-Indianapolis, "Ridiculous Names for Hockey Teams: The Attempt to Americanize Swedish Ice Hockey, 1994-2001"

28. WOMEN IN SCANDINAVIA

Chair: Rose-Marie Oster, University of Maryland

* Bibi Jonsson, Lund University, "Nazi Women in Swedish Literature"

* Brita Butler-Wall, Independent Scholar, "The Helpmeets: Erik Jansson's Two Wives and the Bishop Hill Colony"

* Carol Gold, University of Alaska Fairbanks, "Entrepreneurial Widows--Women on Their Own in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Copenhagen"

29. MODERN DANISH LITERATURE

Chair: Claus Elholm Andersen, University of California, Los Angeles

* Karin Sanders, University of California, "Disenchantment and Reenchantment in Merete Pryds Helle's Hej Menneske and Svend Aage Madsen's Mange Soge Ting For"

* Peter Stein Larsen, Aalborg University, "Ekphrasis in Postmodern Scandinavian Literature"

30. PLACE AND LITERATURE

Chair:

* Inger M. Olsen, Portland State University, "Fate, Ancestral Land, and Personal Happiness"

* Britta Kallevang, University of Washington, "Tone Hodnebo's Poetry and Sustainability in the Face of Globalization"

* Simon Helton, University of California, Berkeley, "Hunting and Place Gathering: Returning to Place in Doppler"

* Olaf Haagensen, University of Agder, "Writing the Archive: Steve Sem-Sandberg's Novel The Destitutes of Lodz and The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto"

Friday 3:30 P.M.

31. NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE

Chair: Theodore M. Andersson, Stanford University

* Amanda Sheffer, Catholic University of America, "Nurses, Patients, and a Professor: The Female Medical Relationship in Skram's Professor Hieronimus and Pa St. Jorgen"

* Monica Hidalgo, University of California, Berkeley, "My God, the Poor Devils! Performing Violence through Language in Herman Bang's 'Les quatre Diables'"

* Dan Ringgaard, Aarhus University, "Spatial Constructions in the Writings of Herman Bang and Henrik Pontoppidan"

32. SCANDINAVIAN CRIME FICTIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

Chair: Susan Brantly, University of Wisconsin-Madison

* Sara Karrholm, Lund University, "Mikael Blomkvist, the Man of the Millennium? Discourses of Manliness and Feminism in Larson's Millennium Trilogy"

* Mark Mussari, Independent Scholar, "Herring Noir / Sushi Noir: Peripatetic Narrators sans Direction in Dan Turell and Haruki Murakami"

* Kerstin Bergman, Lund University, "Just One of the Girls? Is Lisbeth Salander Keally All That Different From Other Contemporary Crime Fiction Heroines?"

33. MUSIC: OLD AND NEW

Chair: Byron J. Nordstrom, Gustavus Adolphus College

* Ola Johansson, University of Pittsburg at Johnstown, "Hybridity in Popular Music: The Case of Sweden"

* Robert Quist, Ferris State University, "Stenhammar's Serenades as Shelters for Creative Freedom"

* Leslie C. Gay Jr., University of Tennessee, "Danish Subjectivities, New Danes, and the Boundaries of Rytmisk Musik"

* Guntis Smidchens, University of Washington, "Nonviolent Perseverance after Euphoria: Baltic Songs, 1989-1991"

34. NORDIC MYTH AND HISTORY

Chair: Daron W. Olson, Indiana University East

* Carl Olsen, University of California, Berkeley, "Haustlong as Harvest Poem"

* John Lindow, University of California, Berkeley, "Cultural Memory in the Mythology"

* Merrill Kaplan, The Ohio State University, "Jotnar and Dvergar in the Real World"

35. ARCHITECTURE

Chair: Tracey Sands, University of Copenhagen

* Iben Falconer, Independent Scholar, "Didactic Architecture: On the Use of Inscriptions in the work of Martin Nyrop"

* Ben Zweig, Boston University, "Lund Cathedral and the Politics of Romanesque Architecture in Scandinavia"

36. LIBRARY

Chair: Birgitta Steene, University of Washington

* Jens Bjerring-Hansen, University of Copenhagen, "When was 'The Age of Holberg'? Distant, Bibliographical Readings of the Literary Canon"

* Neil Robinson, University of Michigan, "Reading Wallander in Ann Arbor: Considering Swedish Popular Press E-Books for a University Library"

* Anne Jenner, North Park University, "Owning Books and Cultural Identity: Scandinavian-American Book Plates in Chicago"

37. HISTORY AND RELIGION

Chair: Mark Safstrom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

* Joseph M. Gonzalez, Fullerton College, "Becoming Holy: Vasa Legitimacy and the Sacred from Gustav Vasa to Gustav II Adolph"

* Gerald M. Haslam, Brigham Young University, "Madness, Mayhem, and Murder at the Vicarage: The Amazing Burial Book of Nicolai Jonge, Allerslev, Denmark, 1760-1794"

* Julie K. Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Of Kings, Catholics, and Kierkegaards: The Revolutionary Nature of Religious Freedom in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Denmark"

38. NEW DIRECTIONS IN SCANDINAVIAN POLITICS

Chair/Discussant: Christine Ingebritsen, University of Washington

* Henry Milner, University of Montreal, "Reducing the Democratic Deficit: Lessons from Scandinavia"

* Christine Ingebritsen, University of Washington, "Capitalism as if Nature Actually Mattered: Scandinavia's Global Role"

* Carl-Gustaf Scott, Hamline University, "African Footballers in Sweden: The African Diaspora in the Global Football Market"

39. SWEDISH FILM

Chair: Linda Rugg, University of California, Berkeley

* Timothy Warburton, University of Washington, "Lukas Moodysson: Reproductive Futurism in Together and Mammoth"

* Helena Karlsson, Gustavus Adolphus College, "A Swedish Vampire:

Lat den ratte komma in (Let the Right One In): Novel and Film"

* Rochelle Wright, University of Illinois, "Let Me In: An American Twist on a Swedish Vampire Tale"

40. NANSEN HYERDAHL

Chair: James E. Cathey, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

* Sherrill Harbison, University of Massachusetts, "Fridtjof Nansen and the Heroic Imagination"

* Anna Nordenstam, University of Gothenburg, "Heyerdahl Followed His Idea, I Have to Follow Mine: Parody in Erlend Loes' Novel, L"

* Kristine J. Anderson, Purdue University, "Farthest North: Nansen's Polar Narrative for English and American Readers"

Saturday, April 30 8:30 A.M.

41. MODERN SWEDISH LITERATURE

Chair: Rikard Schonstrom, Lund University

* Christopher Oscarson, Brigham Young University, "Martinson's Aniara and the Nature of Apocalypse"

* Bo S. Svensson, Lund University, "Family Connections in Sigrid Combuchen's Saga 'I Norra Europa' (1977)"

* Suzanne Martin, Minnesota State University, "Animal Rights, Eco-criticism, and the Non-human Protagonist"

42. GENDER AND COLONIALISM

Chair: Sanna Karkulehto, University of Lapland

* Mads Bunch, University of British Columbia, "Karen Blixen and Gender"

* Marianne Stecher-Hansen, University of Washington, "Karen Blixen and the King's Reply: Blood and Ink in 'Barua a Soldani'"

* Donna H. Stockton, University of Colorado at Boulder, "The Ballroom in Camilla Collett's 'Strikketoisbetragtninger' as a Venue for Pierre Bourdieu's Playing Field and Laura Mulvey's Male Gaze"

43. FILM STUDIES

Chair: Chad Eric Bergman, North Park University

* Arne Lunde, University of California, Los Angeles, "Character Actor John Qualen: Classic Hollywood's Quintessential Scandinavian Ethnic"

* Anders Marklund, Lund University and Malmo University, "Kissing in the Film and Television Adaptations of F.A. Dahlgren's Play Wermlanningarne (The People from Varmland)"

* Ellen Rees, University of Oslo, "Trolls, Monster Masts, and National Neurosis: Andre Ovrelid's The Troll Hunter (2010)"

44. OLD NORSE: BIRTH TO GRAVE

Chair: M.A. (Shelly) Nordtorp-Madson, University of St. Thomas

* Verena Hofig, University of California, Berkeley, "'To Bind This to the Thigh of a Woman in Childbirth ...' Reading Oddrunargratr in the Context of Healing and Magic"

* Rose-Marie Oster, University of Maryland, "Everyone Remarked How Stately She Still Was': Images of old/er Women in the Icelandic Family Sagas"

45. FINNISH LINGUISTICS

Chair: Karen Moller, University of California, Berkeley

* Ilmari Ivaska, University of Turku and University of Washington, "Confusing Clause Types--A Structure-Based Explanation to Unidiomacy in Learner Finnish"

* Sirpa Tuomainen, University of California, Berkeley, "Current Target Culture Social Issues in the Language Classroom--the Case of Russian Immigrants in Finland"

* Kate Moore and Tiina Tuominen, University of Tampere, "Taboo Lexicography: Swearing in Finnish"

46. COMPUTATION AND NORDIC STUDIES (1)

Chair: Timothy R. Tangherlini, University of California, Los Angeles

* Kryztof Urban, University of California, Los Angeles, "Probably Morphology: Automated Morphological Mapping and Probability Bases Tagging in Old Icelandic"

* Zoe Borovsky, University of California, Los Angeles, "Network Analysis of Collocates: Giants and their Friends"

* Timothy R. Tangherlini, University of California, Los Angeles, "Facebook for Vikings: Social Network Analysis and Egils Saga"

47. IBSEN SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Chair: Mark Sandberg, University of California, Berkeley

* Giuliano D'Amico, University of Oslo, "Man ejer ikke boger, som man ejer hus'--Ibsen, Bjornson, and the Copyright Issue"

* Tanya Thresher, University of Wisconsin, "Reading Lille Eyolf as a Family Melodrama"

* William A. Johnsen and Bill Johnsen, Michigan State University, "Sacrifice in Et dukkehjem and Vildanden"

48. STINA (SWEDISH TRANSLATORS IN NORTH AMERICA)

Chair: Nils Hasselmo, University of Minnesota

* Rachel Willson-Broyles, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Flatbed-mopeds and Filmjolk: The Challenges of Translating Cultural Know-How"

* Ulf Peter Hallberg, Independent Scholar, "Shakespeare Aesthetics: 'Rainy Eyes,' What's That in Swedish?: The Swedish Writer Ulf Peter Hallberg on his Shakespeare Translations for the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm--and the Influence from Walter Benjamin's 'The Task of the Translator'"

* Erland G. Anderson, Independent Scholar, "Troubling Nuances of Meaning: A Theatre Castle Full of Complexities: Translating Ulf Peter Hallberg and Erland Josephson ('The Meaning of Life and Other Troubles')"

49. IMMIGRANT STUDIES

Chair: Anne Jenner, North Park University

* Torben G. Jeppesen, Odense City Museums, "Scandinavian Descendants in the United States"

* Jerome E. Coffey, Montana State University, "'Norwegians in Montana'--An Abstract"

* Patricia Marton, Independent Lecturer and Scholar, "Beloved Countries or Piecing Together the Past--Family Journeys to America"

50. DISTANCE LEARNING AND ONLINE COURSES IN SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES

Chair: Merete Leonhardt-Lupa, University of Colorado

* Participating from the floor in the ensuing discussion:

* Members of The Distance Courses Project Group: Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Rochester Institute of Technology; Veronica Lundback, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Karen Moller, University of California, Berkeley

* ASTRA Co-Presidents: Anna Westerstahl-Stenport, University of Illinois; Lotta Gavel Adams, University of Washington

Saturday 10:30 A.M.

51. STRINDBERG (1)

Chair: Anna W. Stenport, University of Illinois

* Henrik Johnsson, Stockholm University, "Strindberg's Doppelgangers and the Esoteric Journey of Self-Initiation"

* Irina Hron-Oberg, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, "Figures of Technocracy and Fabrication in August Strindberg's I Havsbandet (By the Open Sea)"

* Theo Malekin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Strindberg as Feminist Theologian"

52. CONSTRUCTING THE SELF IN LITERATURE

Chair: Donald Hancock, Vanderbilt University

* Bernhard Ellefsen, University of Agder, "Karl Ove Knausgard's Struggle"

* Lars Rune Waage, University of Bergen, "Masculinity in Karl Ove Knausgard's Min Kamp 1 (2009)"

* Peter Henning, University of Lund, "A Literature of the Self: Subjectivity and Genre in the Swedish 1830s"

53. DEPRAVITY AND FILM STUDIES

Chair: Stephen J. Walton, Volda University College

* Melissa Gjellstad, University of North Dakota, "Hamsun in Hollywood: Maria Giese's Hunger"

* Marilyn Johns Blackwell, Ohio State University, "Desire, Violence, and Spectatorship in Ingmar Bergman's Riten"

* Lawrence D. Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "The Influence of Others: Existentialism, Competition, and Collaboration in Ingmar Bergman's Ansiktet (1958)"

54. DEFINING SWEDEN: THE IMMIGRANT DEBATE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CONTEMPORARY SWEDEN

Chair: Dag Blanck, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College

* Benjamin Teitelbaum, Brown University, "Fiddling for Framlingar: Cultural Appropriation, Resistance, and the Rise of Radical Nationalism in Sweden"

* Anna Blomster, University of California, Los Angeles, "Folk Costume 2.0--National Symbols and Politics of Identity"

* Kimberly J. La Palm, University of California, Los Angeles, "Immigration, Identity, and the Adolescent: Political and Personal Coming-of-Age in Josef Fares' Zozo"

55. FINNISH HISTORY

Chair: Daron W. Olson, Indiana University East

* Max Engman, Abo Akademi University, "Emperor's and Secretary General's Chosen People: Obituaries of Russian Rulers in Finnish Newspapers from Alexander I to Chernenko (1825-1948)"

* Louis Clerc, Turku University, "History in Finland's 'Image-Building' Abroad, from 1900 to the 1960s"

* Kitty Lam, Michigan State University, "Meeting and Meanings: Finnish-Russian Encounters in the Nineteenth-Century Karelian Isthmus Dacha Towns"

56. COMPUTATION AND NORDIC STUDIES (2)

Chair: Timothy R. Tangherlini, University of California, Los Angeles

* Peter Leonard, University of California, Los Angeles, "Computational Approaches to Nordic Literature and Culture"

* Peter Broadwell, University of California, Los Angeles, "Dangerous Liaisons: Faceted Browsing and the Danish Folklore Archive"

* Carrie Roy, University of Wisconsin, "Putting Virtual Flesh on Extant Cultural Bones: Computational and Visualization Tools for Placing Medieval Cultural Expressions in Context"

57. FOLK EXPRESSION

Chair: Lizette Graden, University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design (Konstfack)

* Leena Svinhufvud, Helsinki University and Design Museum Helsinki, "The Hand Loom as Medium for Modern Design--Scandinavian Weaving in the United States: the Case of Cranbrook"

* Mary Etta Litsheim, College of Education and Human Development (CHED), University of Minnesota, "The Evolution of Scandinavian Folk Art Education within the Contemporary Context"

* Heather Short, University of Washington, "Rocking Folk Music: Gate's Reinterpretation of Norwegian Folk Music"

58. NORTANA (THE NORWEGIAN RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA) (1) Chair: Gergana May, Indiana University

* Louis Janus, University of Minnesota; Steve Finney, University of North Dakota; Peggy Hager, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Solveig Zempel, Torild Homstad, Kari Lie, Nancy Aarsvold, Margaret Hayford O'Leary, St. Olaf College; Ingrid Urberg, University of Alberta; Milda Halvorson, Concardia College; Claudia Berguson, Pacific Lutheran University; Gergana May, Indiana University; "Learning Outcomes and Assessment Standards for First and Second-Year Norwegian"

59. THE OLD GODS: PAST AND PRESENT

Chair: Scott Mellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

* M.A. (Shelly) Nordtorp-Madson, University of St. Thomas, "A Change of Face: Yet Another in the Unending Explorations of Possible Sycretistic Shape-Shifting Imagery In and Around the Volsunga Saga, This Time with Feathers"

* Helga Hladgerdur Luthers, University of Colorado, "Image, Identity, and Ownership: Representations of Norse Gods in Popular Culture and Social Media"

* Jim Ogier, Roanoke College, "Misinterpretatio Romana and Interpretatio Germanica Planetaria"

60. TIPS FOR GRANT SEEKERS

* Lynn Carter, The American-Scandinavian Foundation;Valerie Hymas, Lotte Gavel Adams, Baldwin Fellowship

Saturday 1:30 P.M.

61. STRINDBERG (2)

Chair: Rose-Marie Oster, University of Colorado

* Colin Cameron, University of Wisconsin, "Strindberg as a Character in Plays by Other Writers"

* Maggie Ivanova, Flinders University, "Strindberg at Theater Workshop Sfumato"

* Eszter Szalczer, University at Albany-SUNY, "Strindberg's Erik XIV in Revolutionary Moscow: A Case of Transculturation"

62. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY -ISMS Chair: Bo S. Svensson, Lund University

* Stine Marie Skou Nielsen, University of Texas at Austin, "What is Nordic Postcolonialism?"

* Rikard Schonstrom, Lund University, "Scandinavianism and the Role of Scandinavian Studies Today"

* Susan Brantley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Is There a Swedish Postmodernism?"

63. GAME CINEMA: CARL DREYER AND LARS VON TRIER

Chair: Angela Tumini, Chapman University

* Mark Sandberg, University of California, Berkeley, "Playing Spectator for Dreyer and von Trier"

* Amanda Doxtater, University of California, Berkeley,"Serious Games: Love, Academia, and Intertextuality in Carl Th. Dreyer's Gertrud (1964)"

* Ben Bigelow, University of California, Berkeley, "Playing Harry Grey: Performance and Tradition in Lars von Trier's The Element of Crime"

64. FREUD AND WOMEN

Chair: Janet Rasmussen

* Natalie Van Deusen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Women, Manuscripts, and Marginalia: The Case of AM 235 Fol."

* Susanne M. Fahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "From Grandmas to Moms to Sons: The Maternal Way to Compile a Manuscript in Seventeenth-Century Iceland"

* Nichole Sterling, University of Michigan Law School, "The Waiting Game: Plotting Vengeance in the Iislendingasogur"

65. FINNISH LITERATURE

Chair:

* Leena Kaunonen, University of Helsinki, "The History of Finnish Modernist Movements and the Rise of Post-war Modernism"

* Jussi Ojajarvi, University of Tampere, "Production, Consumption, and the Evolvement of the Spectacle in Contemporary Finnish Novel"

* Sanna Karkulehto, University of Lapland, "Everything is Worth Selling: Intersections of Commercial Sex, Violence, and Heterosexuality in Two Contemporary Finnish Novels"

66. IMMIGRATION LITERATURE

Chair: Brita Butler-Wall, Independent Scholar

* Juha Merilainen, University of Helsinki, "The History and the Identity of the Finnish American Lutherans between 1880 and 1970"

* Ingeborg Kongslien, University of Oslo, "Narratives of Cultural Encounters: Culture, Difference, and Diversity in O.E. Rolvaag's Immigrant Epic"

* Ulfar Bragason, Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies, "A Diary of an Icelandic Immigrant to the U.S."

67. OLDER SWEDISH MUSIC AND CULTURE

Chair: Peter Krosby, State University of New York

* James Massengale, University of California, Los Angeles, "A Family Affair: An Introduction to the Study of Sweden's Medieval Ballads"

* Bertil van Boer, Western Washington University, "Joakim Nikolas Eggert and the Early Swedish Symphony: Political Music for a Revived Tradition"

* Alan Swanson, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, "Gustaf III and Gustave III: Shaping an Image"

68. NORTANA (THE NORWEGIAN RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA) (2)

Chair: Gergana May, Indiana University

* Louis Janus, University of Minnesota; Melissa Gjellstad, Steve Finney, University of North Dakota; Peggy Hager, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Solveig Zempel, Torild Homstad, Kari Lie, Nancy Aarsvold, Margaret Hayford O'Leary, St. Olaf College; Ingrid Urberg, University of Alberta; Milda Halvorson, Concordia College; Claudia Berguson, Pacific Lutheran University; Gergana May, Indiana University; "Learning Outcomes and Assessment Standards for First and Second-Year Norwegian"

69. LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY (2)

Chair: Anne-Marie Andreasson-Hogg, North Park University

* Karen Moller, University of California, Berkeley, "Dual Lives, Dual Languages: Patterns of Bilingualism Among Danish Immigrants in Northern California"

* Allison Spenader, College of St. Benedict and John's University, "Introducing the National Standards for Learning Scandinavian Languages"

* Jonas Magnusson and Marianne Kvist, Sodra Vatterbygdens Folkhogskola (SVF), "Pedagogical Issues of Teaching Swedish in the United States and Sweden"

70. NORDIC HISTORY

Chair:

* Olavi Arens, Armstrong Atlantic State University, "Mihkel Martna: The Father of Estonian Socialism"

* Christopher Gennari, Camden County College, "Te Deum Laudamus Denied: The Failure of Swedish Counterinsurgency During the War with Poland 1655-1656"

Saturday 3:30 P.M.

71. THE HISTORY OF SASS (SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCANDINAVIAN STUDY)

Chair: Mary Kay Norseng, University of California, Los Angeles

* Janet Elaine Rasmussen, Pastor, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, "Colorful and Strong: Early SASS Personalities"

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