We are excited to announce that SASS has a new Facebook page! Please "like" us and share with other interested parties. The page is located at: www.facebook.com/scandinavianstudyorg We'd love to hear from you so feel free to post questions or event notices of interest to members! ... Read more about SASS on Facebook
March 16. ‒ 18. 2016 Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA Immigration from the Nordic countries—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden—has been a major influence on the growth of the Pacific Northwest from the 1850s to the 21st century. But through return migration, the Pacific Northwest has influenced the Nordic countries as well. From the earliest European settlement, immigrants from the Nordic countries were attracted to this area. The greatest single impetus was, of course, the Yukon Gold Rush, but the immigrants also came to pursue livelihoods in fishing, farming, the lumber industry, and commerce. As the 20th century passed and the 21st century began, the aerospace industry and later, IT, biomedicine, and telecommunications have continued to attract Nordic immigrants to ... Read more about Nordic Immigration in the Pacific Northwest from Then to Now, Technology, Innovation, and Migration
Propose a THEMATIC STREAM for SASS 2016 in New Orleans! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 In anticipation of the general call for papers for SASS 2016, the 106th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, 28-30 April 2016, the SASS conference program committee (Julie Allen, Tom DuBois, Patricia Marton, Carl Rahkonen, Ben Teitelbaum) are now soliciting proposals for thematic streams. What is a thematic stream? A thematic stream is a topic or set of topics that tie together a series of panels offered sequentially within the overall conference framework. In practice, the stream acts like a conference within the conference, providing a greater degree of cohesion and potentially a greater degree of ... Read more about Let the Good Times Roll!
This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature, particularly East‐West precolonial, colonial, or postcolonial contacts that expose, problematize, or re‐create the sense of locality, historicity, and subjectivity. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered at this time. Volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author, however, are welcome. Click on the link (PDF file) below for all the details: NTUP-Call for Monographs 2015! ... Read more about Call for Monographs: Book Series on East‐West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies