Recent News

Professor Marianne Stecher and recent graduate students, Melissa Lucas and Maren Johnson, have all contributed articles for a new work on Hans Christian Andersen "a seminal figure in European and international children’s literature." According to the book's publishers, More Than Just Fairy Tales: New Approaches to the Stories of Hans Christian Andersen "takes an innovative look at the classic tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

The Nordic Heritage Museum will go “Mad Men” this May with the eye-catching and interactive exhibition Danish Modern: Design for Living. On view from May 16 through August 31, the exhibit will highlight the unique furnishing designed and made in Denmark during the 1950s and 1960s.

This month will see the release of  Professor Marianne Stecher's new book, "The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen's Essays: On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire."  The University of Chicago Press, which is distributing the book, has supplied this description:

On February 27th, Melissa M. Lucas successfully completed the oral defense of her doctoral dissertation, "Digital Literary Arts -- Scandinavian E-Texts: Criticism, Theory, and Practice." The dissertation, supervised by Professor Marianne Stecher, explores Scandinavian Electronic Literature, which has emerged as a distinct digital and multi-modal literary art since the late 1980s.

The most recent edition of the Danish Embassy's Cultural Frontrunners Newsletter is out and is filled with information about "cultural news" coming from Denmark. Take a look at the attachment to get a sense of the various developments in Danish film, music and literature.