Scandinavian Studies

Editor: Dean Krouk


Current Volume: 95 (2023)
Issued quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter)
ISSN: 0036-5637
eISSN: 2163-8195


Scandinavian Studies, official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, focuses on the languages, cultures, and histories of the Nordic region, including the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It is an interdisciplinary journal spanning work in the humanities and social sciences, and as such serves as an outlet for original research in the languages, literatures, histories, cultures, and societies of the region, ranging from medieval to contemporary times.


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Dean Krouk  
Department of Scandinavian Studies
University of Wisconsin
1220 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706

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Featured Articles

A Chaos of Faces: Expressions of Despair in Tove Ditlevsen’s Ansigterne
Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg

Hegel's “note of discord”: The Cultural Crisis and the Inspiration for Heiberg’s On the Significance of Philosophy for the Present Age
Jon Stewart

The Art and Culture of Scandinavian Central Europe, 1550–1720 by Kristoffer Neville (review)
Susan C. Brantly

Bjørn and Børn: Queer Interspecies Kinship in Norway's First Text for Children
Ida Moen Johnson

“To Die for King and Country”: Nationalism and the Citizen Subject from a Perspective of War in Three Poems in Runeberg's Fänrik Ståls sägner
Caroline Haux

“My Hard-Earned (Sámi) Identity”: The Hard Work of Uncomfortable Reading
Lydia Kokkola and Elina Siltanen

Newspapers, Telegraphs, and Railroads: Infrastructuralistic Approaches to Bjørnson's Critical Realism
Anders Skare Malvik

Abject Masculinity in Niels Fredrik Dahl's Herre
Ellen Rees

The False King Olaf and His Necklace of Letters
Richard Cole

Reading Animal-Human Relations: Sámr and Gunnarr in Njáls saga
Harriet J. Evans Tang

The Nightmare Island: Representations of St. Barthélemy in Swedish Novels
Ale Pålsson

Men Who Brew: Masculinity and the Production of Drink in Medieval Icelandic Literature
Ann Sheffield

Þistil, mistil, kistil: Plants of Death, Rebirth, and Magic in Medieval Scandinavian Runic Inscriptions
Lara E. C. Harris

Saxo Grammaticus's Account of the Viking Age Site on the Danish Island of Hjarnø in Gesta Danorum
Erin Sebo; Matthew Firth

How Icelandic Is French Law? A Few Remarks about the Discovery and Usage of Icelandic Antiquities in French Legal Historiography during the Nineteenth Century1
Gilduin Davy

Sámi Literature in Norwegian Language Arts Textbooks
Jonas Bakken

Nizarorustu: A Textual Analysis of the Battle of Niså
James R. Neal

When a King of Norway Became a King of Russia: Transmission and Reception of Hrómundar saga Greipssonar in Scholarly Networks of Early Modern Scandinavia
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan

Corrected and Improved: The Motivation behind the Printing of the Norwegian Lawbook of 1604
Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen

Approaching Texts of Not-Quiteness: Reading Race, Whiteness, and In/Visibility in Nordic Culture1
Liina-Ly Roos

The Endowing of Askr and Embla, and Its Reverberations in the Poetry of Egill Skallagrímsson
William Sayers

Between Literature and Pamphlet: Women Writers on Sexual Transactions in the Scandinavian Modern Breakthrough
Gisella Brouwer-Turci; Henk A. van der Liet

From Sinner to Saint: Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir, Laxdæla saga, and the Lives of Women Penitents
Natalie M. Van Deusen

Reappropriations and Criticism of Finnishness in Tom of Finland, the Film and the Musical
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä

Festering Wounds on Heroic Bodies: Depictions of Leprosy and Infection in the riddarasögur and fornaldarsögur
Maj-Britt Frenze

*Þórðar saga kakala hin mikla: Reconstructing the Lost Original of a Saga from the Sturlunga Compilation
D. M. White

OA Content

When a King of Norway Became a King of Russia: Transmission and Reception of Hrómundar saga Greipssonar in Scholarly Networks of Early Modern Scandinavia
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan