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Peter Foote Bursary

Arendse Lund has been awarded the prestigious Peter Foote bursary. Congratulations!

Published: Jul 10, 2017 3:20:46 PM

New colleague in the department

We are pleased to announce that Dr Richard Cole will be joining the Department of Scandinavian Studies as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in September. Richard is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.

Published: Jun 28, 2017 10:31:48 AM


Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the Danish Jewish Novel

: Meïr Goldschmidt's debut novel, A Jew, published in Danish in 1845, is one of the first Jewish novels and one of the first examples of a modern Jewish literature. This talk will examine how Goldschmidt's specific Jewish reading habits influenced his development of the novel and his use of language. Through a close reading of the text, Goldschmidt's position in the Danish Golden Age will be reevaluated and his challenge to Romanticism at large revealed.

Starts: Nov 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM