Linda Haverty Rugg
Professor of Scandinavian
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1989

Research interests: Autobiography and visual culture, particularly photography and film; Comparative Studies in literature and film; Ecology and culture (ecocritism); Whiteness studies; the use of scars as a metaphor for writing; 19th- and 20th-century Swedith literature and film.

Teaching Experience: The Scandinavian novel; German and Scandinavian Autobiography; autobiographical theory; August Strindberg; Ingmar Bergman; Scandinavian America and the Culture of Whiteness; Contemporary Swedish Literature; Scandinavian Mythology; Icelandic Sagas; Ecology and Culture in Scandinavia; Scandinavian Crime Literature; Children in Scandinavian Culture; Narrative Theory; Literature and Film in Weimar and National Socialist Germany; Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov; Introduction to German Prose; Word and Image in German Culture; Introduction to Rhetoric and Stylistics; Fantastic Literature; Ethnicity in Literature; Swedish language courses, beginning to advanced; German language courses, beginning to advanced.

Selected publications

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Picturing Ourselves: Photography and Autobiography. University of Chicago Press, 1997. 286 pages, 38 illustrations.


"A Tramp Abroad and at Home: European and American Racism in Mark Twain." Transfer Effects: 19th-Century German and American Cultural Transfers, eds. Lynne Tatlock and Matt Erlin. Camden, S.C.: Camden House, forthcoming.

"A Camera as Close as Ingmar's: Film Direction and Sexuality in the Work of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann." Power and Gender in Scandinavian Literature and Culture, ed. Helena Forsås-Scott. Norwich: Norvik Press, 2004, 231-245.

"Globalization and the Auteur: Ingmar Bergman Projected Internationally." Cinema in a Global North: 1990s Nordic National Cinemas, eds. Trevor Elkington and Andrew Nestingen. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, forthcoming 2004.

"Herzog's Kinski and Bergman's Liv: Cinematic Auteurism and the Shadow of the Vampire," Comunicación y Sociedad (forthcoming December 2001).

"Writing on the Body: Scars as Metaphor for the Break between Analog and Digital Representation," Sensuality and Power in Visual Culture, (forthcoming Fall 2001).

"Carefully I touched the faces of my parents': Bergman's Autobiographical Image," Biography 24.1 (Winter 2001), 72-84.

"Revenge of the Rats: The Cartesian Body in Kerstin Ekman's Rövarna i Skuleskogen." Scandinavian Studies 70:4 (Winter 1998) : 425-440.

"A Self at Large in the Hall of Mirrors: Rilke's Malte Laurids Brigge as Autobiographical Act." Seminar 29 (1993) : 43-54.

"Strindbergman: The Problem of Filming Autobiography in Bergman's Fanny and Alexander." Literature/Film Quarterly 16 (1988) : 174-180.

Book in progress:

The Auteur's Autograph: Cinematic Auteurism and Autobiography

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