Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003.

Publications

Books

Articles

  • “‘Look to Norway!’: The Nazi occupation of Norway in Hollywood wartime cinema, 1942-1945” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema vol. 2, no. 3: 299-314. (2012).
  • “After The Celebration: Thomas Vinterberg’s It’s All About Love.” Film International vol. 9, no. 2: 20-29 (2011).
  • “Scandinavian Auteur as Chameleon: How Benjamin Christensen Reinvented Himself in Hollywood, 1925-1929.” Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 1: 7-23 (2011).
  • “Op med hodet: Tancred Ibsen’s 1933 Experiment in Cinematic Modernism.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 19: 56-71 (2010).
  • “Knut Hamsun at the Movies in Transnational Contexts.” Nordlit: Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur 25: 41-52 (2009).
  • “Politics, Aesthetics, and Afterlife in Paa gjengrodde stier: Retracing Knut Hamsun’s ‘Overgrown Paths’ toward Nazism.” Scandinavica vol. 47 no. 2; 175-190 (2008).
  • “Helga Crane’s Copenhagen: Denmark, Colonialism, and Transnational Identity in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” Co-authored with Anna Westerstahl Stenport. Comparative Literature vol. 60 no. 3, 228-243 (2008).

Additional Works

Book Chapters

  • “Knut Hamsun on Film in Transnational Contexts,” in Knut Hamsun: Transgression and Worlding. Editors: Ståle Dingstad, Ylva Frøyd, Elisabeth Oxfeldt, and Ellen Rees. Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 265-277 (2011).
  • “‘Garbo Talks!’: Scandinavians in Hollywood, the Talkie Revolution, and the Crisis of Foreign Voice,” in Screen Culture: History and Textuality Ed. John Fullerton. (Stockholm Studies in Cinema series). Sydney: John Libbey & Co., 21-39 (2004).
  • “Benjamin Christensen in Hollywood” and “The Danish Sound Features at Nordisk” in Benjamin Christensen: An International Dane. Ed. Jytte Jensen. 22-37. New York: MoMA/Danish Wave. (1999).

Reviews

  • The Vikings on Film: Essays on Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages. Kevin J. Harty, editor. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2011. Scandinavian Studies 83: 471-477 (2011).
  • Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film and Social Change. Andrew Nestingen. Scandinavian Studies 81: 397-400 (2009).
  • Ingmar Bergman Revisited: Performance, Cinema and the Arts. Maaret Koskinen, editor. Scandinavica vol. 48 no. 1, 92-94 (2009).
  • The Virgin Spring (Criterion DVD). The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists 8: 102-104 (2009).
  • Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream. Sue Prideaux. Scandinavian Studies 80: 239-241 (2008).
  • Northern Constellations: New Readings in Nordic Cinema. Ed. C. Claire Thomson. Nortana News: 8-9 (2007).
  • Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema. Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Film Quarterly vol. 58, no. 1, 73-74 (2004).
  • Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness, Daniel Bernardi, editor. Film Quarterly vol. 56, no. 3, 50-52 (2003).
  • The Visible Wall: Jews and Other Ethnic Outsiders in Swedish Film. Rochelle Wright. Scandinavian Studies vol. 73 no. 1, 84-86 (2001).
  • Nordic National Cinemas, Tytti Soila, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, and Gunnar Iversen. Scandinavian Studies vol. 72 no. 1, 132-135 (2000).

Courses Taught

Scandinavian 50W: Introduction to Scandinavian Literatures and Cultures
Scandinavian 141C: The Short Story in Scandinavia
Scandinavian C145A: Henrik Ibsen
Scandinavian C145B: Knut Hamsun
Scandinavian C146A: August Strindberg
Scandinavian 155: The Modern Breakthrough
Scandinavians in Hollywood
Scandinavian 60W: Introduction to Nordic Cinema
Scandinavian C163C/C263C: Norwegian Cinema
Scandinavian C163A/C263A: Danish Cinema
Scandinavian C166C/C2666C: Carl-Theodor Dreyer
Scandinavian C163B/C263B: Swedish Cinema
Scandinavian C166A/C266A: Ingmar Bergman

Book Chapters

  • “Knut Hamsun on Film in Transnational Contexts,” in Knut Hamsun: Transgression and Worlding. Editors: Ståle Dingstad, Ylva Frøyd, Elisabeth Oxfeldt, and Ellen Rees. Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 265-277 (2011).
  • “‘Garbo Talks!’: Scandinavians in Hollywood, the Talkie Revolution, and the Crisis of Foreign Voice,” in Screen Culture: History and Textuality Ed. John Fullerton. (Stockholm Studies in Cinema series). Sydney: John Libbey & Co., 21-39 (2004).
  • “Benjamin Christensen in Hollywood” and “The Danish Sound Features at Nordisk” in Benjamin Christensen: An International Dane. Ed. Jytte Jensen. 22-37. New York: MoMA/Danish Wave. (1999).