Date(s) - 03/29/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
On Thursday, March 29th the Humanities Center welcomes Mark Sandberg and Steven Sondrup for a colloquium presentation. They will be discussing a major volume of literary history: Nordic Literature: A Comparative History, vol. 1. Please join us at 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB.
Title: “The Spatial Turn in Literary Historiography: A Celebration of the Publication of Nordic Literature: A Comparative History, vol. 1”
Bio for Mark:
Mark Sandberg is Professor of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley, with a joint appointment in the UCB Department of Film and Media. His research centers on questions of comparative media history and late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century visual cultures, including the intermedial history of literature, recording technologies, museum display, theater, and silent film. Throughout his career he has developed research specialties in Norwegian literature and cultural history (especially Ibsen and Hamsun), Scandinavian film history, literary and film historiography, and more recently, international forms of contemporary serial television. He is the author of Living Pictures, Missing Persons: Mannequins, Museums, and Modernity (Princeton UP, 2003) and Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Sandberg has served as President of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and as President of the Ibsen Society of America. He is also a lead editor for the ICLA project, Nordic Literature: A Comparative History.
Bio for Steven:
Steven Sondrup is a professor of comparative literature at BYU. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an honors BA in German in 1968 and later earned his MA and PhD from Harvard University with an emphasis in modern German and Scandinavian literature. With speaking or reading ability in nine languages, he has published two books on Hugo von Hofmannsthal, numerous reviews and articles examining various aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, and a number of translations. As executive secretary of the Association for Mormon Letters since its founding, he has broadened his interests to include Mormon literary documents and was awarded the 1979 AML prize for critical writing for his article, “The Literary Dimensions of Mormon Autobiography.”