Methods in Scandinavian Study

SCAND 503

Autumn 2005

Prof. Andrew Nestingen
Office: Raitt Hall 305P
Office Hours: Tu. W., 3:30-4:30
Tel. 543-0643
Email: akn@u.washington.edu

 

Purpose of Webpage

 

The webpage outlines the course schedule, furnishes course-related links, and provides announcements and changes. If there are lecture notes or relevant discussion questions, I will post them here. Links are indicated by color: yellow indicates they're in place, white they're not.

 

Course Syllabus

 

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Course Blog: http://andrewnestingen.typepad.com/scand503

 

 

Course Announcements

 

 

Course Schedule and Notes

 

Week 1

TH.

9/29

Course Overview

Introductions

What is Scandinavian Studies?

 

Week 2

T.

10/4

Student Presentations: What are You Interested In?

Presentation should be supported by a brief statement of interest

TH.

10/6

Discuss: Hjort, Small Nation, Global Cinema (Minnesota, 2005)

 

Week 3

T.

10/11

Guest Lecturer and Discussion: Mette Hjort, Small Nation, Global Cinema

TH.

10/13

Guntis Smidchens

“Folklorisms Revisited” (Smidchens); “Who are the Folk?” (Dundes)

 

Th. 10/12 Mette Hjort Talk in COM 206, 3:30 PM

 

 

Week 4

T.

10/18

Patricia L. Conroy: “Sandoyarbok: A Faroese Ballad Collection, Its Collector and the Community”; Saga reading, TBA.

TH.

10/20

Period 1: Discussion Pathfinder (Gaup, 1987), Pusher (Refn,1996), Festen (Vinterberg, 1998), Jalla! Jalla! (Fares, 2000), 101 Reykjavik (Koramakur, 2001), Man Without a Past (Kaurismäki, 2002)

 

Period 2:

Ia DüBois, Reading TBA

 

 

Week 5

T.

10/25

Jan H.K. Nielsen: “‘Små brud af øjeigangsættere’—F.P. Jacs poetiske sprog: En Jacstilistik”; “Inger Christensen (Biographical Essay); and “Post-Petrarchism in Inger Christensen’s Sonnet Sequence: Sommerfugledalen—et requiem.”

TH.

10/27

Christine Ingebritsen “Norm Entrepreneurs: Scandinavia’s Role in World Politics”

 

Week 6

T.

11/1

Jan Sjåvik: “Intersubjective Literary Interpretation”; Donald Davidson, “Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective”

TH.

11/3

Jan Sjåvik: “The Striking Rhetoric of Knut Faldbakken, “Bryllupsrejsen” Colloquium Presentation, Raitt 314

 

 

Week 7

T.

11/8

Student Presentations: Annotated Bibliography

TH.

11/10

Student Presentations: Annotated Bibliography

 

Week 8

T.

11/15

Lotta Gavel Adams, “Strindberg, Vetenskap, Manlighet”

TH.

11/17

Marianne Stecher-Hansen: “Danish Writers from the Reformation to Decadence, 1550-1900”

 

Marilyn Johns Blackwell Lecture on Ingmar Bergman, 3:30 PM, Location TBA

 

Week 9

T.

11/22

Andy Nestingen: Transnational Cinema in a Global North

Read Introduction and Chapters 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12

TH.

11/24

No Class: Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Week 10

T.

11/29

Terje Leiren, “Scandinavian Studies, 2005”

Reading: Robert Kvavik, “A Perspective on Scandinavian Studies in the United States.” Scandinavian Studies, Vol. 54, No. 1 (1982): 1-20.

TH.

12/1

Final Project Presentations

 

Week 11

T.

12/6

Final Project Presentations

TH.

12/8

How do you define Scandinavian Studies?

Course Evaluations

 

FINAL PROJECTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY 5:30 PM ON 12/12/03