Previous Issues

Cover of Vol 56 No 1, 2017Vol 56 No 1, 2017

  • Timothy Saunders, “FOREWORD
  • Peter Fjågesund, “British Perceptions of Nordic Peripheries: An Historical Survey”
  • Silke Reeploeg, “Peripheral Visions: Engaging Nordic Literary Traditions on Orkney and Shetland”
  • Timothy Saunders, “Peripheries of Space, Self and Literary Style in R. S. Thomas's Readings of Søren Kierkegaard”
  • Giuliano D'Amico, “Henrietta Frances Lord: Translating Ibsen for the Theosophical Movement”
  • Juan Christian Pellicer, “A Region in the Mind: Heaney's Jutland and the Circumference of Nordic Literature”

Cover of Vol 55 No 2, 2016Vol 55 No 2, 2016

  • Jens Johan Hyvik, Robert McColl Millar and Andrew G Newby, “Language and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century: Nynorsk and Scots in Comparative Context”
  • Richard Lansdown, “A 'nødvendighetens skinn'?: The Conclusion of Ibsen's Little Eyolf and its Meaning”
  • D Gantt Gurley, “The Death-Poems to Michael Strunge and the Death of David Bowie”
  • Dean Krouk, “Contesting the Collective Memory of Nazism in Norway: The Case of Kjartan Fløgstad's Novel Grense Jakobselv (2009)”
  • Reviews:
    • Erin Michelle Goeres, The Poetics of Commemoration: Skaldic Verse and Social Memory, c. 890-1070
    • Laurence de Looze, Jón Karl Helgason, Russell Poole and Torfi H Tulinius (eds), Egil, the Viking Poet. New Approaches to Egil's Saga
    • Elettra Carbone, Nordic Italies. Representations of Italy in Nordic Literature from the 1830s to the 1910s
    • Agneta Rahikainen, Poeten och hennes apostlar: en biomytografisk analys av Edith Södergranbilden
    • Grethe Fatima Syed, Olav Duun. Kunsten, døden og kjærlighetens dikter
    • Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä (eds), Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Cover of Vol 55 No 1, 2016Vol 55 No 1, 2016

  • Anne Klara Bom, “Media Tourism in Scandinavia: An Introduction”
  • Johs. Nørregaard Frandsen, “The Jutland Heath as a Literary Place of Inheritance: Hans Christian Andersen, St. St. Blicher, Jeppe Aakjær”
  • Anne Marit Waade, “Nordic Noir Tourism and Television Landscapes: In the Footsteps of Kurt Wallander and Saga Norén”
  • Per Strömberg, “Developing Film-Induced Heritage Tourism in Scandinavia: The Case of YOHAN - The Child Wanderer
  • Ane Grum-Schwensen and Johs. Nørregard Frandsen, “The Hans Christian Andersen Trail. Developing a Literary Tourist App: Considerations, Choices and Possibilities”
  • Catherine Lefebvre, “Accidental Tourists: Some Thoughts on Blixen, Arendt, and Disobedience”
  • Henriette Steiner, “H.C. Andersen Was (NOT) Here”
  • Ejnar Stig Askgaard, “Odense: The City of Literature”

Cover of Vol 54 No 2, 2015Vol 54 No 2, 2015

  • Erin Michelle Goeres, “Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson and Orkneyinga saga
  • Massimo Ciaravolo, “Self-Translation and Transnational Strategy: The Case of Strindberg's French poem Battant les rues toute la journée...
  • Bjarne Thorup Thomsen, “Marginal and Metropolitan Modernist Modes in Eyvind Johnson's Early Urban Narratives”
  • O J Cade, “‘I Close the Mima’: The Role of Narrative in Harry Martinson's Aniara
  • Lars Handesten, “Bestsellers: A Research Field for Literary, Cultural and Gender-related Studies with a National and International Perspective”
  • Janet Garton, “Professor Helena Forsås-Scott: An Obituary”
  • Ian Giles, “A Report from Nordic Research Network 2015 in Edinburgh”
  • Reviews:
    • Ármann Jakobsson, A sense of belonging
    • Paul Binding, Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness
    • Ståle Dingstad, Den smilende Ibsen
    • Jørgan Haugan, Dommedag og djevlepakt
    • Aage Jørgensen (ed.), Johannes V Jensen. Ord og virkelighed
    • Peter Fjågesund, The Dream of the North
    • Helena Forsås-Scott, Re-Mapping Lagerlöf

Cover of Vol 54 No 1, 2015Vol 54 No 1, 2015

  • Ola Mestad, “Foreword”
  • Morten Skumsrud Andersen and Iver B Neumann, “The Danish Empire and Norway's Place Therein”
  • Bård Frydenlund, “British Agents in Norway in 1814: The Norwegian Independence and Constitution of 1814”
  • Ola Mestad, “The Most Awkward and Embarrassing Question: British Treaty Obligations, the Role of the Law of Nations and the Establishment of the Swedish Norwegian Union in 1814”
  • Dag Michalsen, “International Dimensions of the Norwegian Constitution of 1814”
  • David Redvaldsen, “‘A Mere Ribbon of Silk‘’? The Abolition of the Norwegian Nobility 1814-1824”
  • Ruth Hemstad, “Madame de Staël and the War of Opinion Regarding the Cession of Norway 1813-1814”
  • Elettra Carbone, “The Poetics of 1814: Representations of Norway, Norwegian Politics and Norwegian Culture in The Recluse of Norway by Anna Maria Porter”
  • Elettra Carbone, “Research-based Pedagogy in the Norwegian Classroom: UCL Students’ Contributions to the 2014 Celebrations”
  • Reviews:
    • Ruth Hemstad, ‘Like a Herd of Cattle’: Parliamentary and Public Debates Regarding the Cession of Norway, 1813-14
    • Bård Frydenlund, Spillet om Norge. Det politiske året 1814
    • Carl Emil Vogt, Herman Wedel Jarlsberg. Den aristokratiske opprøreren
    • Lee Sather, The Prince of Scandinavia
    • Rasmus Glenthøj, Experiences of War and Nationality in Denmark and Norway, 1807-1815

Cover of Vol 53 No 2, 2014Vol 53 No 2, 2014

  • Mari Hatavara, “Layering the Past, Framing History: Leena Lander's Historical Novel Käsky (2003)”
  • Claus Elholm Andersen, “Knausgård/Kierkegaard: The Journey Towards the Ethical in Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle
  • Anne-Marie Mai, “1966: A Literary-Historical Experiment”
  • Dominic Hinde, “Northern Soul: Scotland's Confused Nordicness”
  • Reviews:
    • John Lindow, Trolls: An Unnatural History
    • Kristín Loftsdottír and Lars Jensen (eds.), Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities
    • Ellen Rees, Cabins in Modern Norwegian Literature: Negotiating Place and Identity
    • Giuliano d'Amico, Domesticating Ibsen for Italy: Enrico and Icilio Polese's Ibsen Campaign
    • Julie K. Allen, Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen
    • Anna Jörngården, Tidens tröskel: Uppbrott och nostalgi i skandinavisk litteratur kring sekelskiftet 1900
    • Beverley Driver Eddy, Hjertets Kalejdoskop: En biografi om Karin Michaëlis
    • Caroline Haux, Framkallning: Skrift, komsumtion och sexualitet i Karin Boyes Astarte och Henry Parlands Sönder
    • Andrew Nestingen, The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki

Cover of Vol 53 No 1, 2014Vol 53 No 1, 2014

  • C. Claire Thomson, “Introduction”
  • Helga H. Lúthersdóttir, “'Even if you aren't Swedish, even if you aren't lesbian': Show Me Love in Queer American Context”
  • Anna Westerståhl Stenport, “Lilya 4-ever: Post-Soviet Neoliberal Angels and Nordic Intellectual Secularism”
  • Elina Nilsson, “'Let's pretend we are the only people in the universe': Entangled Inequalities in Lukas Moodyson's Mammoth
  • Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerståhl Stenport, “'I Believe in Ketchup!': Girlhood, Punk, and Moodysson's We are the Best!
  • Kjerstin Moody, “Situating Lukas Moodyson's Vad gör jag här

Cover of Vol 52 No 2, 2013Vol 52 No 2, 2013

  • Bethany Howell, “Changing Scripts for Changing Times: Digraphia in Mediaeval Scandinavia”
  • Julie K. Allen, “Strindberg with Brandes in the Red Room: Literature as Radical Politics”
  • Massimo Ciaravolo, “Stockholm's Archipelago and Strindberg's: Historical Reality and Modern Myth-Making”
  • Reviews:
    • Jon Stewart (ed.), The Heibergs and the Theater. Between Vaudeville, Romantic Comedy and National Drama
    • Lynn R. Wilkinson, Anne Charlotte Leffler and Modernist Drama
    • Björn Meidal and Bengt Wanselius, Strindbergs världar
    • Björn Meidal and Bengt Wanselius, The Worlds of August Strindberg
    • Ann Boglind and Anna Nordenstam, Från fabler till manga

Cover of Vol 52 No 1, 2013Vol 52 No 1, 2013

  • Hans Kuhn, “Frithjof and Röde Orm: Two Swedish Viking Impersonations”
  • Frederick Hale, “Satirising the Norwegian Language Conflict: Gabriel Scott's Babels taarn Contextually Reconsidered”
  • Nathaniel Kramer, “The Nightingale as Voice Object in H. C. Andersen's Nattergalen
  • Annika Lindskog, “Narrating Place and Perspective: Frederick Delius and Ibsen's Paa vidderne
  • Anne Marie Rekdal, “A Desire Gone Astray: Ibsen's Little Eyolf
  • Roberta Hofer, “Framing the March of Time: Lars von Trier's Dimension
  • Mary Hilson (UCL) and Peter Stadius (Helsinki University), “"Helsinki is like Oslo!" Nordic Co-operation in Theory and Practice: Reflections from a Collaborative Teaching Project”
  • Reviews:
    • Valborg Lindgärde, Arne Jönsson, Elisabet Göransson (eds.), Wår lärda skalde-fru. Sophia Elisabet Brenner och hennes tid.
    • Inger Littberger Caisou-Rousseau, Över alla gränser. Manlighet och kristen (o)tro hos Almqvist, Strindberg och Lagerlöf
    • Edvard Hoem, Villskapens år. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1832-1875.
    • Edvard Hoem, Vennskap i storm. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1875-1889.
    • Edvard Hoem, Syng mig hjæm. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1890-1899.
    • Edvard Hoem, Det evige forår. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson 1899-1910.
    • August Strindberg, Ockulta dagboken
    • Judith Meurer-Bongardt, Wo Atlantis am Horizont leuchtet oder eine Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Menschen - Utopisches Denken in den Schriften Hagar Olssons
    • Thomas Bredsdorff and Anne-Marie Mai (eds.), 100 Danish Poems from the Medieval Period to the Present Day
    • Erik Hansen and Lars Heltoft, Grammatik over det Danske Sprog I-III

Cover of Vol 51 No 2, 2012Vol 51 No 2, 2012

  • Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, “Nordic Publishing and Book History: An Introduction”
  • Janet Garton, “Scandinavica: The First Fifty Years 1962-2012”
  • Ann Steiner, “The Book Trade Expansion: Books and Publishers in Sweden, 1945-1970”
  • Karl Berglund, “Detectives in the Literary Market: Statistical Perspectives on the Boom in Swedish Crime Fiction”
  • Jan Dlask and Lenka Fárová, “Finnish Literature in the Heart of Europe, after the Fall of the Iron Curtain”
  • Monica Wenusch, “Johannes V. Jensen: Made in Germany”
  • Petra Broomans, “The Hangman by Pär Lagerkvist in the Netherlands: Politics and the Personal”
  • Anne Myrup Munk, “Pretty in Pink for the Ladies and Light Blue for the Intellectuals: The Book Jacket as a Statement Accessory”
  • Charlotte Berry, “The Wonderful Adventures of Floris Books: Swedish Children’s Books from Edinburgh”
  • Edel Sheridan-Quantz, “Bilderbuch - Billedbog - Picture book: International Connections in Carl Stender's Early Picture Book Production”
  • Anne Bachmann, “Souvenirs from the Selma Lagerlöf silent film adaptations: How 'beautiful' book editions and prestige cinema collaborated in Swedish visual culture around 1920”
  • Bjarne Thorup Thomsen, “Text, Traffic and Transnational Thought: Perspectives on prose publications by Selma Lagerlöf in periodicals and anthologies, with particular reference to 'En emigrant' (1914), 'Lappland-Schonen' (1917) and the First World War period”
  • Sofia Kotilainen, “An Early Spokesman for a Vernacular Literature: Matti Taipale, farmer, librarian and a promoter of Finnish culture in nineteenth-century Finland”
  • Jyrki Hakapää, “Book Market over State Frontiers in the Age of Nationalism: Swedish Publishers' and Finnish Book Sellers' Co-dependence between 1840 and 1860”
  • Anne-Kari Skarðhamar, “'Critical Tact and Educational Intuition'?: Literary Criticism in Faroese Journals”
  • Elettra Carbone, Marita Fraser and Jesper Hansen, “Learning Through Publishing: Norvik Press and Student Publishing at UCL”

Cover of Vol 51 No 1, 2012Vol 51 No 1, 2012

  • Camilla Storskog, “Paris from a Window: Impressionism in Helena Westermarck's Short Story 'Aftonstämning' (1890)”
  • Mark Mussari, “Danish Modern: Designing the Humanly Useful”
  • Kerstin Bergman, “Initiating a European Turn in Swedish Crime Fiction: Negotiation of European and National Identities in Mankell's The Troubled Man
  • Rose-Anne Ross, “Inside INNI: Texture, Tactility and Embodied Spectatorship”
  • Christina Just and Lill-Ann Körber, “Eyes on Ice: Greenland Eyes International Film Festival in Berlin”
  • Reviews:
    • Peter Forsskål, Thoughts on Civil Liberty / Tankar om borgerliga friheten
    • Kerstin Bergman and Sara Kärrholm, Kriminallitteratur: utveckling, genrer, perspektiv

Cover of Vol 50 No 2, 2011Vol 50 No 2, 2011

  • Beverly A Thurber, “A New Interpretation of Frithiof's Steel Shoes”
  • Robert Cardullo, “Day of Wrath, the Spirit of Tragedy, and the Judgment of the Creator”
  • Ellen Rees, “Trolls, Monster Masts, and National Neurosis: André Øvrelid's The Troll Hunter
  • Claus Elholm Andersen, “Snow, Shadow, Self: Emil Aarestrup and Poetic Recollection”
  • Mads Bunch, “Flappers and Macabre Dandies: Karen Blixen's 'Carnival' in the light of Søren Kierkegaard”
  • Claire Thomson, “Engaging the public with Scandinavian culture: The UCL context”
  • Reviews:
    • Christopher Abram, Myths of the Pagan North: The Gods of the Norsemen
    • Annie Mattsson, Komediant och riksförrrädare. Handskriftcirculerade smädeskrifter mot Gustaf III
    • Vigdis Ystad, Henrik Ibsens skrifter
    • Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Kierkegaard, Ibsen og det moderne
    • Kwok-Kan Tam, Ibsen and the Modern Self
    • Anna Westerståhl-Stenport, Locating August Strindberg's Prose: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Setting
    • Erik van Ooijen, The Mold of Writing: Style and Structure in Strindberg's Chamber Plays

Cover of Vol 50 No 1, 2011Vol 50 No 1, 2011

  • Peter Simonsen & Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, “Literature, Welfare & Well-Being: Towards a Poetics of the Scandinavian Welfare State”
  • Lasse Horne Kjældgaard, “'An Open System with an Objective External to Itself': The Rapprochement Between Danish Politics and Literature in the Golden Age of the Welfare State, 1950-1980”
  • Peter Simonsen, “Per Petterson and Kirsten Thorup's Fictions of Old Age Well-Being in the Welfare State”
  • Anne-Marie Mai, “Literature as a Companion and Critic of the Welfare State”
  • Nils Gunder Hansen, “Adultery as a Symbol of the Welfare State in Anders Bodelsen's 'The Christmas Gathering'”
  • Anders Thyrring Andersen, “Ivory Tower or Dialogue? Against the Myth concerning the Secluded Authors around Heretica
  • Helena Forsås-Scott, “Narratives from the Margin? Welfare and Well-Being in Kerstin Ekman's Skraplotter
  • Reviews:
    • Olof von Dalin, Samlade Skrifter: Dramatik, Text och Kommentar.
    • Anne Grete Holm-Olsen (ed.), Jonas Lie, Breve 1851-1908, 1-3
    • Peter Sjølyst-Jackson, Troubling Legacies: Migration, Modernism and Fascism in the Case of Knut Hamsun
    • Lisbeth Stenberg, I kärlekens namn - Om människosynen, den nya kvinnan och framtidens samhälle i fem littteraturdebatter 1881-1909
    • Petra Broomans, ed, From Darwin to Weil: Women as Transmitters of Ideas
    • Ellen Rees, Figurative Space in the Novels of Cora Sandel
    • Tore Rem, Sin egen herre. En biografi om Jens Bjørneboe
    • Tore Rem, Født til frihet. En biografi om Jens Bjørneboe

Cover of Vol 49 No 2, 2010Vol 49 No 2, 2010

  • John Mitchinson, “The Saming of the Few: Post-Colonialism without the 'Other' in the Faroe Islands”
  • Malan Marnersdottir, “Women and Ballads: The Representation of Women in Faroese Ballad Tradition”
  • Anne-Kari Skarðhamar, “'Dancing on the Edge between Pride and Shame': Representations of Colonialism and Independence in Gunnar Hoydal's Novel Í havsins hjarta
  • Elettra Carbone (ed.), “Nordic Research Network 2010: PhD Symposium of Scandinavian Studies in the UK”
  • Dr Reynir Þór Eggertsson, “Adapting, Translating and Publishing. Backwards and Forwards: The Roundabout Ways of Icelandic Literary Transmission”
  • Anna Tebelius, “The Many Tongues of Polyphemus: Translating Willy Kyrklund's Polyfem förvandla
  • Charlotte Berry, “Pippi, Puffin and Publishing: A Study of the Translation of Nordic Children's Literature in the UK, with a Focus on Four British Publishing Houses, 1950-2010”
  • Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez, “Rome and the 'Barbarians': Patterns of Interactioin and Mutual Influence beyond the Northern Frontiers of the Empire (50 BC - AD 250)”
  • Federico Zuliani, “The Persistence of Catholicism in Denmark after the Protestant Reformation, 1536-1629”
  • Silke Reeploeg, “Nordic Regions of Culture: Intercultural Links between Norway and Shetland after 1770”
  • Elettra Carbone, “Nordic Italies: Representations of Italy in Nordic Literatures between the 1830s and the 1910s”
  • Guy Puzey, “Finding a Periphery: Understanding and Comparing Language Activism in Italy and Norway”
  • John Mitchinson, “Danish in the Faroe Islands: A Post-Colonial Perspective”
  • Kristina Sjögren, “Gender Discourses in Scandinavian Modern Breakthrough Literature”