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Department of Languages & Literatures

Claudia Berguson

Associate Professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Area Studies

Claudia Berguson - Associate Professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies & Svare-Toven Professor in Norwegian & Scandinavian Studies
Phone:
Office:
Blomquist House - Room 14
Mon:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Professional

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Svare-Toven Endowed Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, 2003
  • M.A., Intercultural Relations, Lesley College, 1992
  • M.A., Scandinavian Studies, University of Minnesota, 1987

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Scandinavian Migrant Literature
  • Norwegian Women's Literature
  • Sigrid Undset's Authorship

Books

  • Pakkis, Khalid Hussain, translation to English by Claudia Berguson and Ingeborg Kongslien, (Nordic Press, 2013)

Selected Presentations

  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Undset in Exile: The Storyteller and Information Soldier" (2014)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Ever Yours, Sigrid: Sigrid Undset as Epistolary Friend and Author" (2013)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Searching for vi in En norsk tragedie" (2012)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Kristin Lavransdatter in the American Southern Novel: Coincidence or Plagiarism?" (2011)
  • Norwegian American Historical Association Conference, "The Travel Diary as Palimpsest" (The travel diary of Norwegian immigrant Bjug Harstad) (2011)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Enrollment and Retention of Norwegian Language Students" (2010)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Sigrid Undset’s Writing in Exile" (2009)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Home on the Frontier?: A Norwegian Immigrant’s Travel Writing" (2008)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study National Conference, "Facing East, Facing West: Signifying the Borderland in Immigrant Literature" (2007)

Selected Articles

  • "Brev og en tom koffert - Sigrid Undset som forfatter i eksil." Gymnadenia Fall 2014: 18-23.
  • "Arrested in Parody: The Performance of Erlend Nikulaussøn in Kristin Lavransdatter." Scandinavian Studies 82:3, 2011: 287-312.
  • "Løsrivlese og latter i Kristin Lavransdatter." Gymnadenia Fall 2010: 4-13.

Accolades

  • PLU Svare-Toven Endowed Professorship, 2012-present
  • NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) Visiting Author Grant, 2012
  • Norwegian Government Travel Grant, 2010, 2011
  • NORLA Visiting Author Grant, 2010
  • PLU Regency Award, 2007
  • Fulbright Award for research in Norway 2002-2003

Professional Memberships/Organizations