Scandinavian Studies Collection Library Subject Collection uri icon

subject description and guidelines

  • The collection encompasses: history; literature (fiction, poetry, drama, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, and other forms of belles lettres ) originating in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and to a lesser degree Finland in the post-medieval period; critical, theoretical, and historical writing on Scandinavian literature; scholarship on the history of these languages; scholarly writing on Nordic folklore; biographies of Scandinavian historical and literary figures.


  • The collection is intended to support the general study needs of undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, and faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences, with particular consideration for the departments of History; German Studies; Theatre, Film & Dance; and Comparative Literature, as well as several related interdisciplinary programs, specifically: Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies; the Institute for Comparative Modernities; and the Society for the Humanities.