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  • B. Venkat Mani’s GSA/DAAD 2018 Best Book Prize

    B. Venkat Mani’s Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017) is the winner of the 2018 Best Book Prize of the German Studies Association in Germanistik and Cultural Studies (for a book published …
  • Ian McQuistion (PhD), German literature, Awarded Fulbright

    Ian McQuistion (PhD) was one of 10 UW-Madison finalists that has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for study/research abroad.
  • Pamela Potter Interviewed About Her New Book

    Pamela M. Potter, Professor of German at UW-Madison, recently published a new book called Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts (University of California Press, 2016). To …
  • Mark Louden discusses Pennsylvania Dutch with Swissinfo.ch

    “For hundreds of years, Pennsylvania Dutch and Swiss German have been spoken in America by the descendants of Swiss immigrants. How do these dialects compare with those spoken in Europe today?”  Click to read Mark …
  • German Grads, Justin Court and Lucian Rothe, set mini-seminars

    Have you ever caught yourself thinking: “Never have I ever taught a language course on fascinating topics, such as ‘German protest songs since 1945’, ‘Witches, Wolves, and Wanderlust’, or ‘Northern German dialects’? Well, sentences like …
  • Sabine Moedersheim: How Martin Luther went viral

    “Outraged at what he perceives as corruption among the powers-that-be, a scholar takes to a burgeoning mode of communication to disseminate a round-up of injustices. His message spreads far and wide, gaining momentum with each …
  • Prof. Sonja Klocke and Emeritus Prof. Marc Silberman published in “Imaginations”

    Prof. Sonja Klocke and Emeritus Prof. Marc Silberman recently published articles in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, “Imaginations”. Marc was also the Guest Editor for the Journal. The 9 articles are revised papers from …
  • Venkat Mani receives Kellett Faculty Research Award

    B. Venkat Mani researches and teaches migration: of human beings and forms of refuge and exile, and migration of ideas through libraries, books, and digital media. He is the author of Cosmopolitical Claims (2007) and …
  • Interview at the University of Halle, Germany with Humboldt Award Winner Hans Adler

    Hans Adler’s research focuses on a scholarly edition of the works in 10 volumes of the Swiss 18th-century philosopher Johann Georg Sulzer. The edition is co-edited with his colleague Professor Elisabeth Décultot (Ecole Normale Supérieure, …
  • Mark Louden receives Grimm Prize

    UW German Professor, Mark Louden, received the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He was chosen as a scholar “who has notably contributed to international academic collaboration and cultural …

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  • 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards

    At the 2018 Community-University Partnership Awards, in which the collaboration between several of the members in GNS (Marcus, Colin, Tim Frandy (formerly of the department) and Thomas DuBois) along with partners at Lac du Flambeau …
  • BBC Radio 3: Sunday Feature With Professor Thomas DuBois

    Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough enters the forests of our imagination, looking for stories. Alternative realities, holy quests and fairytales hidden among the glories of the Autumn forest. Despite our evolution in the African rainforests, Eleanor wonders …
  • Kokko and Aurinko: A Finnish-American Juhannus Festival

    John Prusynski, Nordic Graduate Student of UW-Madison, wrote this feature for a photo essay in the summer fieldwork course: Folklore 490: Field Methods and the Public Presentation of Folklore in June of 2018. He talks …
  • Norway Summer Abroad Video Project

    Bryce Gilder, a student of Peggy Hager, created this video diary of his adventures while studying abroad in Norway in the ISS Oslo Study Program. He filmed his experiences each day and used this project …
  • Scott Mellor Collaborates on a TED-Ed Video

    Are you interested in Norse mythology? Faculty Associate Scott Mellor recently contributed to an informative TED-Ed video about the myth of Thor’s journey to Utgard, the land of the giants. Click to watch the Youtube …
  • Prof Claus Andersen Gives Interview on Scandinavian Culture

    Prof Claus Andersen was recently  interviewed by Fox 6 News Milwaukee to discuss Hygge.  Hygge is a Danish concept to help alleviate winter blues and Andersen defines is as “pleasant togetherness”.  
  • Scott Mellor and Susan Brantly, Swedish Radio Interview

    Scott Mellor and Susan Brantly, together with Amanda Doxtater, are interviewed on Swedish Radio about teaching Selma Lagerlöf. The interview took place in conjunction with the recent ASTRA Conference in Washington D.C.
  • Assistant Prof. Dean Krouk Publishes new book

    In September 2017 Dean published “Fascism and Modernist Literature in Norway” Per the publishers site: Fascism and Modernist Literature in Norway illuminates the connections between literature and politics in interwar Europe. Focusing on the works …
  • Scandinavian Studies on Broadway

    Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (1879) is probably Scandinavia’s most famous play, having reached audiences around the world in a myriad of languages. Several attempts have been made to figure out what becomes of Nora after …
  • Prof. Susan Brantly publishes new book.

    Prof. Susan Brantly recently authored: The Historical Novel, Transnationalism, and the Postmodern Era. This volume explores the genre of the historical novel and the variety of ways in which writers choose to represent the past. …
  • Harald Naess, Prof. Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies, dies.

    Professor Emeritus Harald Naess was the guiding force of the Scandinavian Studies Department for 32 years, from 1959 until his retirement in 1991. He was the fourth Norwegian professor in the Department’s long history, succeeding …
  • Jim Leary, Emeritus, wins 2016 ARSC Awards for Excellence

    The Association for Recorded Sound Collections gives awards to authors of books, articles or recording liner notes, recognizing those who have published outstanding work in recorded sound research.
  • Tom DuBois inducted into Finnish Academy

    Halls-Bascom Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Tom DuBois, was inducted into the Finnish Academy of Sciences & Letters.  He stated, ” I am both surprised and humbled by the gesture.”
  • Setting the records straight at Folklore Village

    David Natvig, a graduate student in the Nordic Program, recently worked with Folklore Village to document vinyl records they found in their collection.

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