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"Danish, But Not Lutheran", by Julie K. Allen

The book Danish, But Not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850–1920 will be published by University of Utah Press in May 15, 2017.

Julie K. Allen holds a Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures from Harvard University and now works as a professor of comparative literature at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA. She is the author of Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen (2012). She was also the editor of More than Just Fairy Tales: New Approaches to the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (2014),  co-translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen (2007) and has published extensively on nineteenth and twentieth century German and Danish literature, culture, and film.

Julie K. Allen is also a keynote speaker at the CSS Conference "Rethinking Scandinavia" in Lund this summer.

Excerpt from the presentation:

The Danish-Mormon migration to Utah in the nineteenth century was, relative to population size, one of the largest European religious out-migrations in history. Hundreds of thousands of Americans can trace their ancestry to Danish Mormons, but few know about the social and cultural ramifications of their ancestors’ conversion to Mormonism. This book tells that exciting and complex story for the first time.

For more information, see here.