Scandinavian Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 1, Spring

Financial Report of the Secretary-Treasurer for 2012
The Secretary-Treasurer has organized this report to reflect the purpose and status of each of the Society's assets. Some investments are intended to help support gifts and grants while others are reinvested for growth. Routine operating funds are...
Postsecularism in Scandinavian Crime Fiction
In his 1989 novel Falne engler (Fallen Angels), the Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen integrated an infrequent theological discussion as a predominant element in crime fiction. Basically, the overall plot line is typical of Staalesen's socially sensitive...
Report of the President of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study
Outgoing SASS president Mark Sandberg brought his 2011-13 term of office to a memorable close by overseeing the many duties of the presidency while simultaneously helping his home department plan and host the society's largest conference ever. University...
Sworn Sisterhood? on the (Near-) Absence of Female Friendship from the Islendingasogur
The inevitable male bias of Old Norse sources has often led to a perpetuation of male bias in modern scholarship regarding the period--an unfortunate situation that various scholars have gone far to rectify in recent decades. (1) However, the task...
The Aria-Cum-Chorus "Forkunnom Hogt Hans Lof Och Magt": Using Text to Recover a Lost Work by Joseph Martin Kraus?
Within the corpus of music written by any eighteenth-century composer almost certainly lies a certain number of works that have been lost or else have survived only in a fragmentary form. While the bulk of any of these can be said to have originated...
The Wilder the Starting Point: Some Critical Remarks to Michael Meyer's Ibsen: A Biography
INTRODUCTION Like most who have studied Ibsen, I have also thought that we now know all that is worth knowing about Ibsen's life and works, and so we can just add some fancy details and new perspectives. The intention of the new critical edition...
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