Recent publications related to the field of Scandinavian Studies
Publication: Maternal Abandonment and Queer Resistance in Twenty-First-Century Swedish Literature
Jenny Björklund's latest book questions why so many mothers leave their families in twenty-first-century Swedish literature, analyzing literary representations of maternal abandonment in relation to sociopolitical discourses.
Call for papers: Georg Brandes’s Impact on the Arts and Politics beyond Denmark
The next Scandinavian issue of Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Philologica will focus on Brandes’s impact on national literatures and cultures globally.
Publication: Scandinavian Exceptionalisms
Based on papers delivered at the 2018 IASS Conference in Copenhagen, this volume contains 24 articles on themes such as Nordic Identities, Nordic Dystopias, Nordic Postcolonialism, Scandinavian Places and Landscapes, Folkhem and Working-Class Fiction, and Translating Scandinavian Exceptionalisms.
Call for papers: Autobiographical writing in Nordic Literature, 1960-2020
Call for papers for Nordiques no 42 - Spring 2022.
Publication: Arthur in Northern Translations
This volume aims to showcase the richness and broad appeal of the contemporary research on Nordic translations of courtly literature, featuring articles on the Arthurian tradition in Medieval Scandinavia.
Book Launch: Modern Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900-1960
This transnational volume examines innovative women artists who were from, or worked in, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sápmi, and Sweden from the emergence of modernism until the feminist movement took shape in the 1960s. The book launch will be on April 26th.
A New Selection of the Poems of Pentti Saarikoski: A Window Left Open
Pentti Saarikoski was a prolific translator and journalist, and a revered modernist poet central to the Finnish literary scene of the 1960s and 1970s. The inventiveness, warmth and humour of Saarikoski’s voice have made him something of a national treasure in Finland. His writing is at once playful and political, drawing on everyday life and current affairs, as well as Greek antiquity.
Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History
How did Nordic culture become associated with the fuzzy brand “cool”, as by default? In Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History twenty-one scholars in collaboration question the seemingly natural fit between “Nordic” and “Cool” by investigating its variegated trajectories through literary history, from medieval legends to digital poetry.
Swedish Book Review now online!
Launched in 1983, SBR presents Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world, through feature articles, translated extracts, interviews, book reviews and more. their aim is to provide a timely and independent outlook on Sweden’s vibrant literary landscape, from established writers to up-and-coming voices. They now have a new online platform.
Call for papers: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
The Journal of Scandinavian Cinema has issued a call for papers to their upcoming issue under the theme "Approaching Race and Ethnicity in Nordic Film Culture". Proposals are due January 15, 2021.