Benjamin Bigelow

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German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
328D FolH
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley, 2017.


  • Scandinavian literature
  • Scandinavian culture
  • Film and media studies
Courses Taught
  • Scan 3501w- Scandinavian Culture, Past and Present
  • Scan 3613- Scandinavian Children's Literature
  • Scan 3614- Blood on Snow: Scandinavian Thrillers in Fiction and Film
  • Scan 3604w- Living Pictures: An Introduction to Nordic Cinema
  • Scan 3634: Scandinavian Women Authors
  • Scan 3011w- Readings in the Scandinavian Languages
  • Scan 3605- The Scandinavian Short Story
Research & Professional Activities


  • The Ecological Uncanny in Nordic Cinema: Book manuscript
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "Presenting Absence: Migration and Intermediality in Lene Ask’s Kjære Rikard (2014).." INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 5.1 (2021):
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "Dirty Films: Grimy Materialism and the Ecological Aesthetics of Hlynur Pálmason’s Vinterbrødre." A History of Danish Cinema (2021):
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "Authorized Viewing: Lars von Trier’s Models of Spectatorship.." Scandinavica: An International Journal of Scandinavian Studies 59.1 (2020):
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "Acts of remembering, acts of forgetting: Architecture, memory and recovery in Oslo, August 31st." Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 10.1 (2020): 7-24. Download
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "The Cinematic Kon-Tiki Expeditions: Realism, Spectacle, and the Migration of Nordic Cinema." Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere (2019):
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "The Voice of the Blood: Vitalism and the Acoustic in Knut Hamsun's Pan (1894)." Scandinavian Studies 90.4 (2018): 531-552. Download
  • Bigelow, Benjamin Arthur. "Lurking in the Blind Space: Vampyr and the Multilinguals." Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 5.3 (2015): 223-239. Download