Entries tagged with ‘scandinavian studies’

Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence: Swedish Journalist Lawen Mohtadi to Visit Saint Peter

The writer and filmmaker will be in Saint Peter for a full week of programming from Friday, Oct. 15 to Thursday, Oct. 21.

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) was thanked in the credits of the recent Finding Your Roots (PBS) episode profiling Gretchen Carlson, whose grandparents attended Gustavus and whose ancestors emigrated from Sweden. Glenn provided supplemental research assistance and attempted to track down additional documentation for the research production team.

Faculty Spotlight: Ursula Lindqvist

Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies) published an article, “Die unerschöpfliche Menschlichkeit des Kinos von Roy Andersson” (The Inexhaustible Humanity of Roy Andersson’s Cinema), pages 66-75 in a special issue of the German journal FILM-KONZEPTE 60(10): 2020 devoted to the work of Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson.

Faculty Spotlight: Ursula Lindqvist

Ursula Lindqvist (Scandinavian Studies) served as expert moderator for a public Zoom webinar on January 12, 2021, titled “Race in the Colonial Past and Present” with Danish-Trinidadian artist Jeannette Ehlers and U.S. Virgin Islands artist La Vaughn Belle, co-creators of the monumental “I Am Queen Mary” public statue installed in front of the Danish West […]

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) was a featured participant in the webinar “Propaganda Everywhere: Teaching Propaganda Across the Disciplines,” hosted by Media Education Lab. His participation arose from his history seminar course, We Want You: Propaganda in the Modern World.

Faculty Spotlight: Kjerstin Moody and Jeff La Frenierre

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies) presented the talk “Global Solutions: Signs of Transition to a Positive Future” on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis as part of the University of Minnesota’s OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) seven-week course on “Climate Change – What Every Senior Needs to Know.” Jeff La Frenierre […]

Kjerstin Moody (Scandinavian Studies)

Kjerstin Moody chaired the panel “Poetry and Language” at the SASS Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, held May 2-4, 2019.

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking presented “Proclaiming a ‘Swedish’ Identity Among Estonia’s Swedish Minority Population, 1920-1940” at the Association for the Study of Nationalities world convention at Columbia University.

Six Questions with Danish Author Dorthe Nors

Nors is at Gustavus through May 10 as the 2018-2019 Out of Scandinavia Artist-in-Residence hosted by the Department of Scandinavian Studies.

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking participated and presented at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Baltic Studies Program at the University of Washington. He also presented “Be Swedish! Kustbon and the Changing Status of Estonia’s Swedish Minority, 1920s and 1930s” at the annual Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Northwest Conference in Seattle.