Nete Schmidt
Faculty Associate, Nordic

Languages: Danish

Research/Language Interests: The Role of the Female Detective in Scandinavian Crime Literature. Scandinavian Crime Literature as a venue for social criticism, science, and discussions about immigration. From the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen to fantasy and science fiction in contemporary Scandinavian Literature.

Education: University of Copenhagen, Denmark, ~ Ph.D., Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature, Danish Language and Literature, and English as a Second Language, Aarhus College of Education, Denmark, ~ Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education Major: Education, Minors: English Language and Literature, English as a Second Language French Language and Literature Secondary education Ministry of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, ~ Certified Student Counselor

Undergraduate Courses: • Danish Language, levels 1, 2, 3, 4, • Readings in Danish Literature • Søren Kierkegaard and Scandinavian Literature • Survey of Scandinavian Literature • Contemporary Scandinavian Poetry • Scandinavian Life and Civilization • Contemporary Scandinavian Literature • The Writings of Hans Christian Andersen • Scandinavian language and literature for Majors • Criminal Utopias – Scandinavian Science Fiction and Crime Stories • The Woman in Scandinavian Literature • Scandinavian Topics 401

About Me: Since August 2015, I have been a Faculty Associate in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison, following three years as a Distinguished Lecturer, six years as Senior Lecturer, and eight years as Visiting Assistant Professor. I am teaching Danish language classes as well as various classes on Scandinavian Literature and Area Studies. For several years I lived in Bjerringbro, Denmark, where I worked as a Professor of English and Danish at Bjerringbro Junior College. Furthermore, I taught courses in English and American Literature at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and technical / professional English and Danish at Grundfos Pump Company, Bjerringbro, Denmark. My main interests are Women's Literature, Crime Literature, Science Fiction, Poetry, Educational Philosophy as Reflected in Literature, and the use of Technology in Teaching. In the years prior to leaving Denmark I also worked with the National Advisors for English in developing and propagating teaching materials which integrate the Internet. My position here offers me the chance to teach and do research in all my fields of interest.

For more information about my UW classes, Danish, my CV etc. please visit my website:


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