The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study held its annual conference May 6-9, 2015 at the Ohio State University and Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s conference theme was Indigenous Discourses, Methodologies, and Histories. Conference sessions took place at the Ohio Union at the heart of the OSU campus, adjacent to the Wexner Center for the Arts and the beautifully renovated Thompson Library. Conference lodging as well as other key events took place at the Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel, an airy modern hotel at the edge of the Short North arts district and Columbus’s foodie scene. Events at the hotel included an opening plenary lecture by influential OSU scholar Chadwick Allen, a reception hosted by the American Scandinavian Foundation, a free ... Read more about 2015 Annual Meeting!
Remember, you have until March 15 to submit an abstract for the two sessions on Karl Ove Knausgård at the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, Texas. Knausgård and Recent Nordic Literature Although Knausgård’s Min kamp (My Struggle) remains unparalleled in length and ambition in contemporary Nordic literature, it is certainly not the only work to explore the relationship between fiction and (un)reality in today’s media-saturated social democracy. Much Nordic literature of the Knausgård moment offers significant investigations of gender, cultural memory, personal identity, and childhood, all while toying with the boundaries of fiction and life. We invite proposals that examine the theoretical and aesthetic questions posed by Min kamp and related literary projects from the Nordic countries. ... Read more about March 15 Deadline to Submit Abstracts for Karl Ove Knausgård Sessions
Read the latest issue of SASS News & Notes: Volume 42, Number 2, September 2015 ... Read more about Latest issue of SASS News & Notes Now Available
Call for Applications Part-time Executive Director, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study A Scholarly Association with an average of ca. 600 members Anticipated time commitment: average 20 hours per month. Salary: $6,000 annually. Responsibilities Serve as an officer of SASS, appointed by the president of the Society with concurrence of the Executive Council. Consult on various issues with officers (president, past president, vice president/president-elect, journal editor, associate editor), and with an advisory board. Together these constitute the Executive Council. Finances: Receive and deposit dues, subscriptions, and royalties from University of Illinois Press. Pay UIP when billed for printing, mailing, service fees. Receive and disburse funds ... Read more about Call for Applications: Part Time Executive Director – Help us run SASS and make it a success!