Congratulations to Ida Johnson for winning this year’s Birgit Baldwin Fellowship to support her dissertation research on “The Barn and the Beast: The Queerness of Child-Animal Figurations in Scandinavian Literature and Culture.” Impressively, Ida was also slated for (but had to defer) an award from the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). Hjertelig tillykke!
It has been a bumper year for graduates and associates of the Scandinavian Department on the job market. Starting new positions this summer are… (more…)
Two of our graduate students have won awards to study Scandinavian languages abroad this summer.
Mark Sandberg, Professor of Norwegian and Film and Media, recently gave a talk on his new book, Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny, at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, New York.
On May 15, the Scandinavian Department celebrated Commencement for 2017. (more…)
Brianna Panasenco, one of our Scandinavian majors, was just awarded an Undergraduate Merit Scholarship from the Institute of International Studies (more…)
Michael Nakada, one of our fabulous Scandinavian undergraduate majors, was awarded the James Healy Travel Grant for travel to Denmark in Summer 2016. (more…)
Professor Mark Sandberg was interviewed in Switzerland’s Tages-Anzeiger newspaper on his work in film studies and modern American television. Published December 7, 2015.
Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1NeaMJ0
In celebration of the 150th birthday of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Finlandia Foundation is co-presenting concerts and symposia, starting November 1. (more…)
Celtic Conference, of Scandinavian Interest: Post-Print Manuscript Cultures in Ireland, Scotland, and Iceland
September 10-11, 2015
Hosted by Ulster University, Derry
Berkeley News recently interviewed Scandinavian’s Dr Jackson Crawford about our latest language course.
The Department of Scandinavian presents its Fall 2015 series of lectures.
A new Scandinavian major concentration in Old Norse Studies is available starting Fall 2015. (more…)
This course in conversational Modern Icelandic is being taught for the first time on the Berkeley campus in Fall 2015. (more…)
Congratulations to graduate student Christian Gullette, who has been awarded the SASS Aurora Borealis Prize for Languages and Literatures for his presentation at the 2014 SASS conference at Yale University. (more…)
The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship, administered by the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, has been awarded to our graduate student Ben Bigelow for the academic year 2015-16. (more…)
Each of the first-year language courses in the department is now listed under the name of the individual language in the Online Schedule of Classes for Fall 2015, i.e. Danish 1A, Finnish 1A, Icelandic 1A, Norwegian 1A, and Swedish 1A. The old numbering system using “Scandinavian 1-4A” has been retired.
The Department of Scandinavian will be hiring at the Lecturer rank for Reading & Composition courses, Modern Icelandic and Old Norse language teaching, and/or elective subject courses for both Fall Semester 2015 and Spring Semester 2016. (more…)
Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny will be published by Cambridge University Press in March 2015. (more…)
We are excited to welcome a newly hired Assistant Professor to the Department of Scandinavian. (more…)
Trolls: An Unnatural History (Chicago, 2014) is John Lindow’s new book. (more…)
Self-Projection: The Director’s Image in Art Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) (more…)
The Scandinavian Department at the University of California, Berkeley, welcomed the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study to San Francisco for its 103rd annual meeting, held from May 2-4, 2013 in the San Francisco Hilton/Financial District. We had a lively exchange of ideas, with thematic streams (see program link, below), diverse paper formats, a discussion on the state of the profession, and a spotlight focus on contemporary literature of the Nordic countries. This was the first time SASS has met in San Francisco.