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  • A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen by Morten Høi Jensen Learn more
  • Ruhl, Anna. "Selvgeografi: Placing the Works of Karl Ove Kausgard and Tomas Espedel." Diss., U of Washington, 2016. Learn more
  • Marianne T. Stecher.  Review of Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness.  By Paul Binding. Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 54, no. 4, 2016: 794 - 798. Learn more
  • Warburton, Timothy. "From AIDS to Assimilation: Male Homosexuality in Swedish Literature (1968-2013)." Doctor of Philosophy University of Washington, 2015. Learn more
  • Terje I. Leiren, "In the Shadow of the Great Powers: Norway and the Napoleonic Wars" / "I skyggen av stormaktene: Norge og napoleonskrigene," in 1814 - 2014 - Rødt, Hvitt, Blått: Norsk Grunnlov, Amerikansk inspirasjon. Gudleiv Forr, editor (Oslo: ArtPro forlag a/s, 2014): 52-62. Learn more
  • Marianne Stecher, "Modernity, Technology, and Tourism -- Hans Christian Andersen's Futuristic Tales" in More Than Just Fairy Tales, edited by Julie Allen (Cognella).  Learn more
  • Maren Anderson Johnson. "Post-national Genius: Hans Christian Andersen and Henrik Ibsen." Diss., in progress. Learn more
  • Melissa Lucas. Digital Literary Arts -- Scandinavian E-Texts: Criticism, Theory, and Practice. Ph.D. Dissertation. Learn more
  • Dearinger, Pamela. "Extreme Norwegians: Black Metal as the Good Norwegian's Evil Twin."  M.A. Thesis. University of Washington, 2013.  Learn more
  • Andrew Nestingen. The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2013. Pp. viii + 174. Learn more
  • Kirstine Kastbjerg. Reading the Surface: The Danish Gothic of B.S. Ingemann, H.C. Andersen, and Karen Blixen. Learn more
  • Osterberg, Renessa. "Literary Anxiety in Contemporary Norwegian Metafiction: Hanne Ørstavik, Lars Saabye Christenen, and Dag Solstad." PhD Dissertation. University of Washington, 2012.  Learn more
  • Korynta, Kyle. "Jon Fosse in the Light and Shadow of Ibsen: Writing Styles, Affect, and Reception." PhD Dissertation. University of Washington, 2012. Learn more
  • Wright, Evan P. "Symbolic Ecologies and Intertexual Conservation: An ecocritical analysis of inter-symbolic relationships in Finno-Karelian oral and literary traditions." MA Thesis. University of Washington, 2011. Learn more
  • Warburton, Timothy. "Queered Bodies That Matter: Non-normative Bodies in Selected Paintings by Odd Nerdrum and 'Ecce Homo' by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin." MA Thesis. University of Washington, 2011.  Learn more
  • Hughes, Sean. "Danishness and Otherness: Representations of Muslims and Jews in Danish Literature." MA Thesis. University of Washington, 2011. Learn more
  • Anderson, Maren. "Questioning the genius: Postmodern literary interpretations of Norwegian national literary geniuses Henrik Ibsen and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson" MA Thesis. University of Washington, 2011. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen, Paula Arvas, eds. Scandinavian Crime Fiction. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011. 200 pp. Learn more
  • Marianne Stecher. "Karen Blixen on Feminism and Womanliness - 'En Baaltale med 14 Aaars Fosinkelse'." Scandinavian Studies 82.2 (2011): 191-232. Learn more
  • Marianne Stecher. "Soldier’s Daughter: Karen Blixen and Nazism – ‘Breve fra et Land i Krig'." Scandinavian Studies 82.1 (2010): 53-95. Learn more
  • Dancus, Adriana Margareta. "Screening the Norwegian Heart: The Cultural Politics and Aesthetics of the Emotions in Norwegian Cinema, 2000-2008."  PhD Dissertation.  University of Washington, 2009. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film and Social Change. Seattle: University of Washington, 2008. Learn more
  • Terje I. Leiren. Selected Plays of Marcus Thrane. Norwegian-American Historical Association and University of Washington Press: 2008. Learn more
  • Tiina Nunnally, trans. Unseen by Mari Jungstedt (tr. from Swedish). New York: St. Martin’s, 2006. Learn more
  • Aija Elg. "Suomen kielen ja kulttuurin lähde." Helsinki (Finnish as a foreign language course book for upper secondary schools). 2006. Learn more
  • Jan Sjåvik. Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2006. Learn more
  • Christine Ingebritsen, Iver Neumann, Sieglinde Gstohl, and Jessica Beyer, eds. Small States in International Relations. University of Washington and University of Iceland: 2006. Learn more
  • Christine Ingebritsen. Scandinavia in World Politics. Rowman and Littlefield: 2006. Learn more
  • Aija Elg, ed. Curriculum for Upper Secondary Education in City of Vantaa and Tikkurila Upper Secondary School, City of Vantaa, Finland. 2005. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen, Trevor G. Elkington, eds. Transnational Cinema in a Global North: Nordic Cinema in Transition. Wayne State University Press: 2005. Learn more
  • Marianne Stecher. Danish Writers from the Reformation to Decadence. Dictionary of Literary Biography vol. 300. Detroit: Gale Group, 2004. Learn more
  • Jan Sjåvik. Reading for the Truth: Rhetorical Constructions in Norwegian Fiction. Christchurch, New Zealand: Cybereditions, 2004. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. "Timely Subjects: Leena Krohn Between Universal and Particular." Scandinavian Women's Writing: Contemporary Critical Approaches (guest ed. Ellen Rees, spec. issue of Scandinavian Studies) 76.3 (2004): 75-98. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. "Reimagining the Road Movie: Det nya landet (2000), Ariel (1988), and the Transnational Road Movie." Globalisering: Spøkelse eller visjon? (Eds. Kjersti Faldet Listhaug and Sissel Lie). Trondheim: NTNU, 2003. 51-64. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. "Nostalgias and Their Publics: The Finnish Film Boom, 1999-2001." Scandinavian Studies 75.4 (2003): 539-566. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. "Leaving Home: Global Circulation and Kaurismäki’s Ariel." Journal of Finnish Studies 6/1-2 (2002): 5-26. Learn more
  • Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams. Twentieth Century Swedish Writers, Vol. 259 in the series Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. and Gale Research, Inc., 2002. Learn more
  • Christine Ingebritsen. "Europeanization and Cultural Identity: Two Worlds of Eco-Capitalism." Scandinavian Studies 73 (2001): 63-76. Learn more
  • Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams. August Strindberg's Legender. Stockholm: Norstedts, 2001. Learn more
  • Aija Elg. "Use of ICT in Teaching Finnish Language at Indiana University." SASS 2000: The 90th Annual Meeting of The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US. 2000. Learn more
  • Aija Elg. "Distance Learning at Indiana University." Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop for ODL Materials – Production and Delivery, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain. 2000. Learn more
  • Jan Sjåvik. "Reading Arne Garborg's Irony: Bondestudentar, Trætte mænd, Fred." Scandinavian Studies 27 (2000). Learn more
  • Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams, Terje I. Leiren. Stage and Screen: Studies in Scandinavian Drama and Film. DreamPlayPress Northwest: 2000. Learn more
  • Ia Dübois. Katherine Hanson, eds. Echo: Scandinavian Stories About Girls. Seattle: Women in Translation, 2000. Learn more
  • Terje I. Leiren. "Dannelse fremfor alt. Marcus Thrane: A Playwright with a Purpose." Norwegian-American Essays, 1999. Oslo and Hamar: Norwegian Emigrant Museum and Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1999. 181-192. Learn more
  • Marianne Stecher. Twentieth-Century Danish Writers, Dictionary of Literary Biography. Vol 214. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999. Learn more
  • Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams. "Guldmakaren och Ockultisten." Strindberg: Diktare och mångfrestare (ed. Margareta Brundin). Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket, 1999. 137-146. Learn more
  • Christine Ingebritsen. The Nordic States and European Unity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. Learn more
  • Marianne Stecher. History Revisited: Fact and Fiction in Thorkild Hansen's Documentary Works. Camden House: 1997. Learn more
  • Jan Sjåvik. "Between Two Worlds: The Emigrant Novels of Ole E. Rølvaag." Places Within, Places Beyond: Norwegian Regionalism in Literature (ed. by Wendy Griswold and Fredrik Engelstad). Oslo: Institute for Social Research, 1996. 77-91. Learn more
  • Ia Dübois. "In Search of an Identity: The Heroic Quest in Lars Gustfsson's Fiction." Scandinavian Studies. 1995. Learn more
  • Jan Sjåvik. "Rhetorical Manipulation in Maurits Hansen’s ‘Luren’." Scandinavian Studies 66 (1994): 521-32. Learn more
  • Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams. August Strindberg's Inferno. Stockholm: Norstedts, 1994. Learn more
  • Katherine Jane Hanson, Nancy Sipe, and Barbara Wilson, trans. Cecilie Høigard and Liv Finstad's Backstreets: Prostitution, Money and Love. Penn State Press: 1992. Learn more
  • Katherine Jane Hanson, Judith Messick, trans. Amalie Skram's Under Observation. Seattle: Seal Press, 1992. Learn more
  • Asunmaa, Elg, Kiri, Kytö, Mattila, Pylvänäinen. Guidelines for Development of Curricula for Adult Immigrant Learners. The National Board of Vocational Education, Finland: 1991. Learn more
  • Aija Elg, trans. Koskinen, Lacruz, Martinez, Monforte & Montesinos.  The Great Paella Cookbook for Online Learning. Helsinki University of Technology and Universidad Politecnica de Valencia: 1991. Learn more
  • Katherine Jane Hanson, Judith Messick, trans. Amalie Skram's Constance Ring. Seattle: Seal Press, 1988. Learn more
  • Katherine Jane Hanson, ed. and trans. An Everyday Story: Norwegian Women's Fiction. Seattle: Seal Press, 1984. Revised and expanded, 1995. Learn more
  • Terje I. Leiren. "Sigurd Ibsen and the Origins of National Monarchy in Norway." Scandinavian Studies (1979): 392-412. Learn more
  • Katherine Jane Hanson. "Nature and Imagery in Olav H. Hauge's Poetry." Diss., 1978. Learn more
  • Terje I. Leiren. "Norwegian Independence and British Opinion: January to August, 1814." Scandinavian Studies (1975): 364-382. Learn more
  • Leonard, Peter. "Imagining Themselves: National Belongings in the Post-Ethnic Nordic Literature." PhD Dissertation. University of Washington, 2011.  Learn more
  • Roos, Liina-Ly. "Post-Soviet Identity in Nordic Fiction: Trauma of Occupation and Sex Trafficking in Sofi Oksanen's Purge and Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-ever." M.A. Thesis. University of Washington, 2014.  Learn more
  • Lazarova, Ralista. "'True Stories' - The Plitics of Emotion in Works of Performative Realism in Recent Swedish Fiction." PhD Dissertation. University of Washington, 2014. Learn more
  • Evan Wright. "Ploughshares to Processors:  an ecological critique of technology in Post-War Finnish and American fiction."  Learn more
  • Bjoörklund, Jenny and Lindquist, Ursula, eds. New Dimensions of Diversity. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Learn more
  • Ingebritsen, Christine. The Scandinavian Way and its Legacy in Europe. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories. New York: Wallflower (Columbia University Press), 2013. Learn more
  • Andrew K. Nestingen. Violence and Crime Fiction. In progress. Learn more
  • Ia Dübois. Article on Katarina Frostenson (to be titled). Female Voices of the North. Ed. by Inger Olsen and Sven H. Rossel. Vienna: Editon Praesens. In progress. Learn more
  • Ia Dübois. Book on Sexuality in Scandinavia. In progress. Learn more
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