Scandinavian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 85, No. 1, Spring

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Hair Loss, the Tonsure, and Masculinity in Medieval Iceland
IN AN ARTICLE ENTITLED "Size Matters: Penile Problems in Sagas of Icelanders" published in 2007, I set out to evaluate the usefulness (or otherwise) of psychoanalytic theory as a lens through which to examine the relationship between men's bodies and...
Poul Henningsen: Cubism and the Conscience of Modernism
Det uopnaaelige Maal for Kritiken er ikke at have Ret, at blive lost, at skrive godt. Kunsten er: ikke at blive misforstaaet. (Henningsen 1927, 31) (The unobtainable goal for the critic is not to be right, to be read, to write well. The art is:...
The Ending of Brand
AT THE CENTER OF Brand is the paradox that Brand is ostracized as a bad man for seeking to live up to what is man at his est. Attenuating the paradox, the play's ending (1) is famously ambiguous. (2) Through the thunder of the avalanche that sweeps...
The King and the Cosmos: The King's Body as Text in Johannes Ofeegh's "Berattelser Om K. Gustaf I:s Sista Stunder Och Dod" (1561)
IN 1557, GUSTAV VASA, King of the Swedes, Goths, and Wends, had ruled his kingdom for nearly forty eventful years. He was feeling old and sickly, and he worried endlessly about the security of his realm, his dynasty, and his legacy. His anxiety was...
"Ud Maate Jeg": Andersen's Fodreise as Transgressive Space
THE TITLE OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S first novel is, as is well known, something of a joke. The rather lengthy title--Fodreise fra Holmens Canal til Ostpynten af Amager i Aarene 1828 og 1829 (A Walking Tour from Holmen's Canal to the East Point of...
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