Call for papers and streams is now out for IASS 2020 at Vilnius University! Proposals should be submitted by Jan. 25, 2020.
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore constructions of the medieval North across genres and media from the Nordic renaissance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the present.
The Institute of Scandinavian Studies, Frisian Studies and General Linguistics at Kiel University (Scandinavian Linguistics, Prof. Dr. Steffen Höder), invites applications for two Ph.D. positions starting 1 March 2020, for a fixed-term period of three years. Deadline for applications is 15 November 2019.
The registration is now open for the symposium The Formula in Oral Poetry and Prose, the 1st symposium of the project Formulae in Icelandic Saga Literature, on 5-7 December at the University of Tartu.
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.”
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.
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.
The Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time position at the Assistant (tenure-track), Associate or Full Professor level, in the area of Danish Literature and Culture. The expected start date is July 1, 2020.
Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen - Lund and Einar Hansens Allhemsstiftelse is proud to announce that the the Einar Hansen Speaker of 2019 is the distinguished literary scholar Toril Moi! It will take place at Lund University on October 7, 2019.
Svenska institutet förmedlar lediga svensklärartjänster i utlandet, så kallade utlandslektorat (men du behöver inte vara disputerad för att söka en tjänst). Som utlandslektor undervisar du i svenska vid ett utländskt universitet men ofta även om svensk kultur och svenskt samhälle. En viktig del av tjänsten är att ge en aktuell bild av Sverige.
Denna konferens handlar om grannspråk och grannspråksdidaktik från nya perspektiv. Arrangörer är lärarutbildningar i Sverige, Danmark, Norge och Island med en stark tro på grannspråkens och grannspråkskulturernas didaktiska möjligheter. Tilmeldingsfrist: Mandag d. 1. juli 2019.
Studia Scandinavica invites papers as well as book reviews for the next issue of the journal on the following themes: Scandinavian linguistics, literature, history and culture. Contributions are welcome in Polish, English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. The submission deadline is December 31st, 2019.