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.

SASS Conference 2013 in San Francisco

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.

The SASS Team
The SASS organizers from UC-Berkeley

Endless nametags

View from the San Francisco Hilton, the conference venue

The Icelandic author Sjón

Sem-Sandberg and Olsson
Steve Sem-Sandberg in conversation with Ulf Olsson

The Norwegian author Hanne Ørstavik

Sanders and Aidt
Anne-Marie Aidt in conversation with Karin Sanders

SASS 2013 final program