Honorary Research Staff
Professor Janet Garton
Janet Garton is Professor Emerita of European Literature at the University of East Anglia, where she enjoyed a long and distinguished career researching and teaching Scandinavian and European literature and translation studies, and as Dean of the School of Language, literature and Translation Studies. Janet is a Director of Norvik Press and until 2009 was Editor of the journal Scandinavica. Major publications include Jens Bjørneboe: Prophet without Honor (Greenwood Press, 1985), Norwegian Women's Writing 1850-1990 (Athlone Press, 1993), the three-volume Elskede Amalie: Brevvekslingen Mellom Amalie Og Erik Skram (Gyldendal, 2002) and Caught in the Enchanter's Net: Amalie & Erik Skram's Letters (Norvik, 2003).
Dr Dag Heede
Dag Heede, Associate Professor in Danish Literature at the University of Southern Denmark.
Dag's work has been in the fields of literature, gender and sexuality, very much influenced by the thinking of Michel Foucault. He wrote his Masters thesis in comparative literature in 1988 as an introduction to the work of Foucault, who at that point had not been fully translated into any Scandinavian language. The thesis was published in 1992 and has been reprinted many times - it is now considered the standard introduction to Foucault in Denmark.
From 1992-1997 Dag was employed as a Danish lecturer at the University of Munich, where he worked intensively on his PhD thesis on Karen Blixen. At that point he had met queer theory, especially the works of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Judith Butler, which greatly influenced his queering of Karen Blixen. An abridged version of the thesis was published in 2001, partly in revenge on a country that had never funded his PhD research!
In 1999 Dag joined the University of Southern Denmark as an assistant professor, and was given tenure as Associate Professor in 2003. He has continued to work on his megalomaniac project to queer the canon of Danish literature and published a book on Herman Bang in 2003. In 2005 he became a national public enemy when he published a book queering Hans Christian Andersen on his 200th birthday (there are certain limits to sexual liberation even in a 'progressive' country like Denmark).
Dag is currently working on the contemporary Danish writer Helle Helle. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Professor Lee Miles
Lee Miles, PhD is the Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political and Historical Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden. Lee studied at the Universities of Lancaster, Birmingham and Hull in the UK and, before moving to Karlstad University, held academic positions at the universities of Lincoln, Hull and Liverpool in the UK. He has written extensively on many aspects of Nordic, especially Swedish politics, and with particular reference to the Nordic countries’ perspectives, policies and attitudes towards European Integration. Some of his most notable publications include, The European Union and the Nordic Countries (edited, Routledge, 1996), Sweden and European Integration (Ashgate, 1997), Sweden and the European Union Evaluated (edited, Continuum, 2000), and Fusing with Europe? Sweden in the European Union (Ashgate, 2005). He is also the lead co-editor of Cooperation and Conflict, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Nordic International Studies Association (NISA), published by SAGE (2010-2012).
Dr Thomas Munch-Petersen
Thomas Munch-Petersen was Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian History until his retirement in September 2007. His recent book, Defying Napoleon: How Britain Bombarded Copenhagen and Seized the Danish Fleet (Sutton Publishing, 2007), was awarded the 2007 grand prix by the Fondation Napoléon for a book on the First or Second Empire in a language other than French.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sarah Death
After a first degree at Cambridge, Sarah Death studied for a doctorate at UCL on the work of Swedish writers Fredrika Bremer and Elin Wägner, under the supervision of the late Dr Karin Petherick. She has been a freelance literary translator, editor and reviewer since 1986. In 2003 she became editor of the magazine Swedish Book Review, published by Norvik Press, the small publisher now located within the Scandinavian Studies Department. In 2010 she joined Norvik’s team of managing directors.
She has served on the committees of the Translators’ Association and SELTA (the Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association). Her published translations include works by a wide range of authors including Victoria Benedictsson, Kerstin Ekman, Selma Lagerlöf, Astrid Lindgren, Sven Lindqvist, Ellen Mattson, Steve Sem-Sandberg and Per Wahlöö. She has twice won the George Bernard Shaw Prize for translation from Swedish, and in 2008 she was awarded the Swedish Academy Translation Prize.