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New issue of Scandia: Journal of Medieval Norse Studies

From the editors: “We are convinced that the present issue of Scandia Journal will provide new directions and impulses in medieval Norse studies in Latin America as well as in romance speaking countries in general. We are grateful for all the support and interest we have received to this issue, especially from several European scholars … We wish a helpful and enjoyable reading, not without taking the opportunity to invite you all to participate in the forthcoming third edition.”

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Einar Hansen Lecture 2019: "Knausgård: In Search of a New Form" by Toril Moi

In this lecture Toril Moi will argue that Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle represents something new in literary history. She reads My Struggle as a writer's search for a new form, an attempt to find an answer to the question: What comes after postmodernism? She shows that Knausgaard's concept of form is utterly at odds with the traditional concept of form developed by literary critics in the wake of modernism. That concept was formalist: it made us believe that form can be discussed without reference to meaning, effects, content, feelings, experiences and so on. Through an attentive reading of My Struggle, Toril Moi raises the question of wether it is possible to develop a non-formalist notion of literary form.

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Symposium: New Nordic Cinema, September 19, Lund university

You are warmly welcome to this research seminar focusing on Nordic film and television of the past two decades, with particular emphasis on works that have gained international circulation and attention. Presentations and discussions will primarily highlight narrative, aesthetic and cultural aspects of these works, aiming to discern challenges, perspectives and possibilities for further studies of contemporary New Nordic Cinema cultures.

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Nordic and Arctic Drama from a Central European Perspective, Budapest, November 6-8, 2019

The key purpose of the conference is to explore the concept of Nordic and arctic drama and theatre reflected in Central Europe. The conference will deal with interdisciplinary questions about the use of the notion “arctic region” in a more extended sense, and about the staging and literary receptions of Nordic drama, characterized by a wide range of artistic expressions from realism to symbolism and expressionism, as well as poetic-lyrical landscape dialogues.

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Konferens i Köln 12-14 juni

The Society for East Norse Philology's 4th biennial international conference which will take place at the Department for Scandinavian and Finnish Studies at the University of Cologne, 12-14 June. Conference papers deal with aspects of Danish, Swedish and Gutnish medieval philology. The lectures will be held in English, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian

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SASS 2020 in Puerto Rico!

The 110th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study will take place between April 29 – May 3 2020, at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. Watch for forthcoming details on the call for streams (June) and papers (September). The conference theme is Postcolonial Entanglements.

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New journal in Scandinavian Studies!

Apardjón Journal for Scandinavian Studies is a multi-disciplinary open access, online journal, attached to the Centre for Scandinavian Studies at the University of Aberdeen, which aims to create a platform for postgraduate and early career researchers to publish and promote their academic work. With a focus first and foremost on the Old Norse world, the journal is especially interested in interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies within the field of Medieval Scandinavian Studies but will consider articles from different geographies that are connected to the Norse world.

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