Journal

Scandinavian-Canadian Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published by AASSC. It expresses in concrete—and more recently virtual—form the Association’s conviction that there is much to be learned from peoples of Scandinavia, not least by Canadians, who share a comparable geopolitical situation, not to mention social and cultural values. Articles deal with a wide range of subjects: translation studies, mermaids, multiculturalism, the films of Bergman, Ibsen and other writers, Scandinavian immigration to Canada, Icelandic sagas, and so on. The first volume was published in 1983. Twenty-seven volumes of the journal have now been published; from volume 15 on, it is available in both digital and print formats.

The most recent issue of Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, volume 27, is now available. The volume begins with a translation of Jarlmanns saga og Hermanns introduced by Philip Lavender and translated by Philip Lavender, Alaric Hall, Garry Harrop, Védís Ragnheiðardóttir, and members of the Old Norse Reading Group organized through the University of Leeds. Volume 27 also includes an essay by Allison Wolf, the 2018 winner of the AASSC Gurli Aagaard Woods undergraduate student publication award, on Loki as a liminal figure; an article by John Lingard on Henning Mankell’s Den orolige mannen (2013) [The Troubled Man]; Juliane Egerer’s transcultural comparison of Maren Uthaug’s Og sådan blev det (2013) [And so it turned out] and Medicine Walk (2014) by Richard Wagamese; and sixteen book reviews. 

The current Editor of the journal is Helga Thorson at the University of VictoriaShe is aided in her work by an editorial board consisting of a minimum of five members, all serving four-year terms. Although the hard-copy volumes are published only as they are complete, individual articles are published in digital form as they are received, reviewed, and edited. You may also wish to submit your own work for review in the Book Review section. For reviews, please contact Natalie Van Deusen at the University of Alberta.



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