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. …