Nordic Literature

A comparative history

Volume I: Spatial nodes

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| Brigham Young University
| UCLA at Berkeley
| University of Wisconsin-Madison
| Aarhus University
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Nordic Literature: A comparative history is a multi-volume comparative analysis of the literature of the Nordic region. Bringing together the literature of Finland, continental Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Sápmi), and the insular region (Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands), each volume of this three-volume project adopts a new frame through which one can recognize and analyze significant clusters of literary practice. This first volume, Spatial nodes, devotes its attention to the changing literary figurations of space by Nordic writers from medieval to contemporary times. Organized around the depiction of various “scapes” and spatial practices at home and abroad, this approach to Nordic literature stretches existing notions of temporally linear, nationally centered literary history and allows questions of internal regional similarities and differences to emerge more strongly. The productive historical contingency of the “North” as a literary space becomes clear in this close analysis of its literary texts and practices.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
ix–x
List of figures
xi–xiv
Preface
xv–xvi
General project introduction
Steven P. Sondrup and Mark B. Sandberg
1–18
The framework: Spatial nodes
Dan Ringgaard and Thomas A. DuBois
19–29
Scapes
Landscapes
Dan Ringgaard
33–42
Point of contact: The intricacies of Snæfellsjökull
Astradur Eysteinsson
43–55
A guide to Gurre, temporary landscape
Jan Rosiek
56–69
Utopias as territories of Swedish modernism
Sylvain Briens
70–79
Jutland and the West Coast as liminal spaces in Danish literature
Wolfgang Behschnitt
80–94
“Far higher mountains”: Mountains in Danish and Norwegian romantic poetry
Louise Mønster
95–108
South of the South: Literary Capri
Arne Melberg
109–122
Waterscapes
Dan Ringgaard
123–129
The tale of a thousand lakes
Pirjo Lyytikäinen
130–145
The island in Nordic literature
Lisbeth P. Wærp
146–162
Archipelago
Henrik Johnsson
163–172
There must be a periphery
Bergur Rønne Moberg
173–185
The seven seas: Maritime modernity in Nordic literature
Søren Frank
186–200
Cityscapes
Dan Ringgaard
201–207
Through the land of lagom in literature: Passing small towns in middle Sweden
Anna Smedberg Bondesson
208–219
A city awakens: Literary Helsinki at the turn of the twentieth century
Lieven Ameel
220–233
Walking the city: Female pedestrians
Tone Selboe
234–246
The limits of the unlimited: Gunnar Björling’s wordscape
Anders Olsson
247–261
The history-accumulator: Berlin as a foreign metropolis
Thomas Mohnike
262–274
Poets in New York
Anne-Marie Mai
275–288
Lightscapes
Dan Ringgaard
289–290
Myth and meaning of foreign lightscapes in Nordic literatures 1: The imaginary elsewhere
Svend Erik Larsen
291–313
Myth and meaning of foreign lightscapes in Nordic literatures 2: The geographic elsewhere
Svend Erik Larsen
314–337
Qualities of light: Interfacing lightscapes in Eino Leino, Hella Wuolijoki, and Arvid Mörne
Pia Maria Ahlbäck
338–347
Glocalizing the light of Norwg-West: From inner light to the light of labor
Per Thomas Andersen
348–360
Millenniumscapes
Dan Ringgaard
361–365
Toxic places: Chernobyl and a sense of place in Nordic literature
Christopher Oscarson
366–380
This site is under construction: Mediating the Øresund region around the millennium
C. Claire Thomson and Pei-Sze Chow
381–394
Cathartic moments or spatial liberty: Variations of the interplay between fiction, play, and place in computer games
Bo Kampmann Walther
395–407
Practices
Introduction
411–412
Settling
Thomas A. DuBois
413–419
“And the two shall become one flesh”: Forging familial ties to the New Land in Nordic-American immigrant literature
Julie K. Allen
420–431
Taking land and claiming place in Nordic migrant literature
Ingeborg Kongslien
432–444
Radical utopianism among Nordic immigrant authors
Thomas A. DuBois
445–454
Dwelling
Thomas A. DuBois
455–477
Seasonal secondary dwellings
Ellen Rees
478–485
“Worker ants on the lush bosom of Earth”: Cyclic patterns of life in the Finnish countryside
Leena Kaunonen
486–501
By land, by sea, by air, by mind: Traversing externally internally via the trope of the bird in Finnish and Swedish poetry
Kjerstin Moody
502–518
Exploring
Thomas A. DuBois
519–529
The literary Arctic
Henning Howlid Wærp
530–554
Dislocation and identity formation in the work of Isak Dinesen
Susan C. Brantly
555–561
Absorbing places and the triumph of modernity: Hans Christian Andersen
Karin Sanders
562–571
Northern bound: Exploring and colonizing the Nordic Far North
Thomas A. DuBois
572–586
Sacralizing
Thomas A. DuBois
585–602
Niðaróss cathedral
Steven P. Sondrup
603–614
Nation and sacrifice: Abraham and Isaac in modern Scandinavian literature
Elisabeth Oxfeldt
615–627
Legend and liminality
Timothy R. Tangherlini
628–640
Liminality: The uncanny bog
Karin Sanders
641–650
Worlding
Troy Storfjell
651–661
Fishing for meaning on the Deatnu River: Sámi salmon harvesters, tourist anglers, and the negotiation of place
Tim Frandy
662–671
De-framing the indigenous body: Ethnography, landscape, and cultural belonging in the art of Pia Arke
Kirsten Thisted
672–685
Works cited
687–733
Location index
735–740
Person index
741–747
Nordic Literature: A comparative history. Volume I: Spatial nodes makes a powerful argument not only for the importance of Nordic literature to comparative literary studies as a whole, but also for the high-caliber, comparative Nordic literary scholarship that experts in the field are producing today.”
Nordic Literature: A comparative history. Volume I: Spatial nodes makes a powerful argument not only for the importance of Nordic literature to comparative literary studies as a whole, but also for the high-caliber, comparative Nordic literary scholarship that experts in the field are producing today.”
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BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT004250 – LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Scandinavian
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