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Publications

Scandinavian Studies (Nordic) Publications Available

  • NCCP

    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most problematic, not only because it would be a sizable and expensive book, but also because parts of it soon would be outdated and would not permit individual instructors to give a general cultural course their special imprint.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.

    science NCCP

    Nordic Science in a Historical Perspective
    Jole Shackelford Pp. 32
    $10.00

     

     scand_family NCCP

    Family and Community in Scandinavia
    Thomas DuBois, ed. Pp. 20
    $10.00

     

     nordic_geo_cover NCCP

    A Thematic and Historical Geography 
    Robert Ostergren Pp. 48
    $10.00

     

     environment NCCP

    Nordic Environment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
    Arnold Alanen Pp. 48
    $10.00

     

     immigration NCCP

    Nordic Immigration to North America
    Faith Ingwersen, ed. Pp. 69
    $10.00

     

  • WITS

    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.

    WITS I

    The Scandinavian Languages
    Einar Haugen Pp. 21
    $10.00

     

     scan_hist_cover WITS I

    The History of Scandinavia
    Stewart Oakley & Julie K. Allen Pp. 35
    $10.00

     

     danish_folk_tales Danish Folk Tales 
    Collected by M. Winther Tracey Sands & James Massengale, trans. Pp. xvi & 95
    $5.00
  • WITS II

    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.

    WITS II

    Tardy Awakening and Other Stories
    Steen Steensen Blicher Pp. vii & 75
    $5.00

     

     doctor_glas WITS II

    Doctor Glas
    Hjalmar Söderberg Rochelle Wright, trans. Pp. iii & 93
    $5.00

     

     aprilfools WITS II

    The April Fools or An Intrigue at School
    Johan Ludvig Heiberg Peter Vinten-Burdak, trans. Pp. 72
    $5.00

     

     april_fools_songbook WITS II

    Songbook for The April Fools or An Intrigue at School
    Johan Ludvig Heiberg Peter Vinten-Burdak, trans. Pp. 72
    $5.00

     

     sensitiva WITS II

    Sensitiva Amorosa
    Ola Hansson Paul Norlön, trans. Pp. iv & 44
    $5.00

     

     sexandmb Sex and The Modern Breakthrough, an Anthology
    Sex and The Modern Breakthrough, an Anthology. Susan Brantly, ed. & trans., pp. 135.
    $5.00
     the_shadow_cover WITS II

    The Shadow and Other Tales
    Hans Christian Andersen Niels Ingwerswen, ed. Pp. 70
    $5.00

     

     ballads WITS II

    Scandinavian Ballads
    Sven H. Rossel, ed. Pp. 76
    $5.00

     

     norwegian_cover WITS II

    Short Stories from Norway, 1850-1900
    Henning Sehmsdorf & Tayna Thresher, eds. Pp. 99
    $5.00

     

     erasmus_montanus WITS II

    Erasmus Montanus
    Ludvig Holberg Petter Naess, trans. Pp. 74
    $5.00

     

  • Ordering Information

    Refund Policy: Returns in unused, resalable condition will be accepted within 30 days of purchase date. Customer is responsible for return shipping. To return an order, please contact the Department of Scandinavian Studies, wits@letsci.wisc.eduor 608-262-2129.

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    Contact: If you have any questions about your registration or the conference, please contact the Department of Scandinavian Studies, wits@letsci.wisc.edu or 608-262-2129, 818 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706

German Publications Available

  • Monatshefte

    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.