Claudia Berguson

Associate Professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Area Studies

Claudia Berguson
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Office:
Blomquist House - Room 14
Status:
On Sabbatical
  • Professional
  • Personal

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

Biography

Why do you serve on the Peace Scholars Committee?

Our global society needs young adults who not only want to make the world a better place, but are educated to contribute with knowledge, skills and insight gained from experience. The Peace Scholars Program educates students in the study of peace, and it is very rewarding to be part of a faculty committee that makes this study happen for students at PLU.