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The Norwegian Department at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN announces a full-time one-year position in Norwegian at the level of instructor or Assistant Professor for 2015-2016. Teaching responsibilities include Norwegian language courses at the first and second semester level, advanced Norwegian literature (taught in Norwegian), and a course in Norwegian life and society. The teaching load is six courses over the year. The Norwegian department encourages a collaborative approach with cooperation among those teaching different sections of the same level. It also sponsors an active program outside the classroom, and faculty members participate in extra-curricular activities such as the Norwegian Christmas service, 17. mai celebration, weekly conversation table (in rotation), and other ... Read more about St. Olaf: Full-Time One-Year Position in Norwegian
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