The Ninety-First Annual Meeting Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study North Park University, Chicago, IL April 25-28, 2001
SASS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
* Osmo Rauhala, artist
Friday Morning Sessions 1, 8:30-10:00 A.M.
1. PEDAGOGY I: TEACHING OF SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY (Co-Sponsored by the Society of Historians of Scandinavia)
Chair: Lee Sather (Weber State University)
* Marv Slind (Luther College) "Using Computers in the Traditional Lecture Class."
* Jesse Byock (UCLA) "A Consideration of Hrolf's Sagas as a Source for the Teaching of Early Scandinavian History and Society."
* Terje Leiren (University of Washington) "Everybody Loves the Vikings: Higher Enrollment and Greater Visibility by Teaching Viking History."
2. NORWEGIAN LITERATURE I: KNUT HAMSUN
Chair: Stephen Walton (Hogskulen i Volda)
* Elisabeth Oxfeldt (University of California, Berkeley) "Ekphrasis, Decadence, and Orientalism in Hamsun's Dronningen av Saba."
* Monika Zagar (University of Minnesota) "Imagining the Red-Skinned Other: Hamsun's Articles `Fra en Indianerleir' (1895) and `Rode, Sorte og Hvide' (1891)."
* Tom Conner (St. Norbert College) "Affiliations: The acte gratuit (gratuitous act) in Knut Hamsun and Andre Gide."
3. FILM I: DANISH FILM
Chair: Niels Ingwersen (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
* Marianne Stolen (University of Washington) "Dogma in Class: Report from a Pilot Project Involving the Use of Danish Film in the Classroom,'
* Trevor Elkington (University of Washington) "Dogme 95 and the Paradox of Authenticity"
* Merete von Eyben (UCLA) "Carl Th. Dreyer's Jeanne d'Arc Revisited? Lars von Trier's Reworking of the Transcendental Peasant Girl Saint in Breaking the Waves, Idioterne, and Dancer in the Dark."
* Thomas Smith (University of Washington) "Cutting to the Truth: Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark."
4. CONTEMPORARY ALTERNATIVE VISIONS
Chair: Kim Andersen (Washington State University)
* Kirsten Thisted (University of Copenhagen) "Walking in two Dimensions: An Analysis of the Novel Tarrarsuummi Tarraq/Saltstotten (Pillar of Salt) by the Greenlandic/Danish writer Ole Korneliussen in a Postcolonial (Postmodern Perspective)."
* Gitte Mose (University of Oslo) "A.P.O.L.L.O.--A Futuristic Novel of the Past and the Present: A presentation of Pablo Henrik Llambias' year 2000 book."
* Nete Schmidt (University of Wisconsin, Madison) "From Dream to --."
* Mariana Allemano (University of Alberta) "`Time is Inside the Box'--Metafiction and Magic in Novels by Hanne Marie Svendsen and Ib Michael."
5. IMMIGRATION I
Chair: Bruce Larson (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
* Doreen Simonsen (Loyola University, New Orleans) "The Living Word: Grundtvigian Influences on the Life and Career of J. Christian Bay."
* Ulfar Bragason (Sigurdur Nordal Institute) "Images of the US in Iceland around 1870."
* Christopher Mitchell (University of Texas of the Permian Basin) "Strindbergarna: A case of early Strindberg reception in the USA."
6. GENDER AND IDENTITY
Chair: Susan Brantly (University of Wisconsin)
* Ronal Stokes Schwartz (University of Minnesota) "Social Novella or Heimstaddikting?: Brita Bjoergum's Kari Lidi (1895)."
* Susan Brantly (University of Wisconsin) "Gothic Games: Isak Dinesen's The Dreamers."
* Helena Frorsas-Scott (University College, London) "Questions of Authority: On Narrative Voice, Gender and Identity in Elin Wagner."
* Kristine Anderson (Purdue University) "Subjective Robots: Dorrit Willumsen's Use of a Science Fiction Trope."
7. NORWEGIAN ART
Chair: Lena Norrman (Harvard University)
* Alison Aune (University of Minnesota) "The Art of Cora Sandel: A Norwegian Painter and Writer."
* Dorothy Kleppen McCall "Stale Kyllingstad, A Viking Romantic and Vernacular Artist 1903-1987. …