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 organizers from UC-Berkeley
View from the San Francisco Hilton, the conference venue
The Icelandic author Sjón
Steve Sem-Sandberg in conversation with Ulf Olsson
The Norwegian author Hanne Ørstavik
Anne-Marie Aidt in conversation with Karin Sanders
SASS 2013 final program