Scandinavian Studies (Nordic) Publications Available
NCCP – Introductory courses to Nordic life and culture have been taught at many foreign universities for years. Such courses tend to be popular and attract students to further study of the Nordic countries. Those who have taught such courses have long been in agreement that a basic textbook is lacking.
It is that need that has resulted in the Nordic Cultural Curriculum Project (NCCP). Thanks to a generous grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers a project has been devised that should alleviate the problems of giving general cultural courses.
To publish one textbook encompassing Nordic culture would be most problematic, not only because it would be a sizable and expensive book, but also because parts of it soon would be outdated and would not permit individual instructors to give a general cultural course their special imprint. Instead a series of pamphlets will be developed. These quarto size booklets can be updated every few years, and instructors will have the freedom to order only those that fit into their particular plan for such a course. Eventually a Teacher’s Guide will be developed.
WITS – Wisconsin Introductions to Scandinavia–is the acronym for two pamphlet series published by the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. WITS (quarto size–ISSN 0742-7018) is an ESSAY SERIES designed to provide short and authoritative introductions to various aspects of Scandinavian Life and Civilization–geography and languages; history and politics, health, education, and welfare; art, literature, and music, etc. Each pamphlet is written by an American specialist in a form suitable for undergraduate instruction or self study, with maps, diagrams, and bibliography.
The Scandinavian Languages
Einar Haugen Pp. 21
The History of Scandinavia
Stewart Oakley & Julie K. Allen Pp. 35
Danish Folk Tales
Collected by M. Winther Tracey Sands & James Massengale, trans. Pp. xvi & 95
WITS II (octavo size—ISSN-0742-7026) is a TEXT SERIES, offering translations of Scandinavian plays, poetry, and short stories, selected for use in Literature in Translation classes. Each text selection is edited and introduced by an American scholar. The two series are planned and edited by HARALD NAESS and NIELS INGWERSEN, with the assistance of the following colleagues: Susan Brantly, Kim Nilsson, Dick Ringler, Faith Ingwersen, and Richelle Wilson, Program Assistant.
All Books can now be ordered through the UW Bookstore.
German Publications Available
Monatshefte has been published continuously since 1899 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The first issue, published December 1899, was called “Pädagogische Monatshefte—Zeitschrift für das deutschamerikanische Schulwesen.” Though we’re now a quarterly journal devoted to German literature and culture, Monatshefte has retained its place at the forefront of American Germanistik.
In addition to the articles on topics from all periods of German literature and book reviews of current scholarship in German Studies which can be found in each issue of Monatshefte, the Winter issue (#4) of each volume contains our annual Personalia listing. Personalia is an indispensable listing of new hires, retirements, promotions and visiting professors. Personalia also contains a comprehensive listing of German Studies faculty and departments in the USA and Canada, and it comes with a list of all Ph.D. theses that have been defended in the preceding year.
Available to purchase here.