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Monday, March 30, 2015

Lecture: HC Andersen, Walter Benjamin, and the Theory of Reading

Lecture | March 30 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall


Klaus Muller-Wille, University of Zurich

Department of Scandinavian

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To East or West: Finnish Worker's Movement in Crossroads after WWI

Lecture | April 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Simo Mikkonen, Finnish historian; 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar, UCB

Institute of European Studies


This talk focuses on the Finnish workers' movement, looking particularly at its ideological and political struggles after WWII. After losing the war with the Soviet Union, but avoiding outright occupation, Finland became geopolitically isolated. Furthermore, the previously banned Communist Party was legalized, which provoked a political and ideological fight between the Social Democratic and...   More >

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Facing the Terror: Remembrance and Apprehension in the Aftermath of the Norwegian Terror Attacks of 22/7

Lecture | April 9 | 5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 142, Nestrick Room


Professor Anne Gjelsvik, Department of Art and Media Studies, NTNU (Trondheim, Norway)

Department of Scandinavian, Film & Media Studies


This talk investigates how Norwegian media, writers, and artists have faced the ungraspable terror attacks that took place on July 22, 2011, when one man singlehanded killed 77 people, most of the young participants at a youth camp at Utøya just outside of Oslo.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

Reading - Nonfiction | April 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Göran Rosenberg, Author and journalist.

Department of Scandinavian, the Judah L Magnes Collection of the Bancroft Library, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation


A reading by Swedish author and journalist Göran Rosenberg, from his recently translated memoir about his father's life in Sweden after surviving Auschwitz.