Dr Lena E Norrman

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German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
320K FolH
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Germanic Languages and Literatures, Scandinavian Studies, Medieval Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006.
  • M.A.: History and Nordic Languages, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1998.
  • B.A.: History, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1997.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Swedish language and literature
  • Scandinavian history and culture
  • Scandinavian immigrant culture
  • Scandinavian folklore
Courses Taught
  • Swe 1001/4001 - Beginning Swedish I
  • Swe 1002/4002 - Beginning Swedish II
  • Swe 1003/4003 - Intermediate Swedish I
  • Swe 1004/4004 - Intermediate Swedish II
  • Scandinavian 3011 - Readings, conversation and composition. Advanced language course
  • A Survey of Modern Scandinavian Literature
  • Scandinavian Folklore
  • Modern Sweden: The Consctruction of a Culture
  • Great Literary Works of Scandinavia
  • Emigration, Immigration, and Integration; The Nordic Experience
  • The Vikings; Saga, History, and Lore
  • Viking, Knights, and Reformers; German and European Culture and Controversies to 1700
  • Viking Women: The Narrative Role in Woven Tapestries. Cambria Press, 2008.
  • “Visual and Verbal Art: Weaving and Poetry in Classical Greek and Old Norse Narratives,“ in Cosmos, Vol. 20, 2006. Pp. 121-151.
  • “Visual Poetry: Weaving meaning in Old Norse Poetry,“ in Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 1 (2005). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. Pp. 137-162.
  • Review of Sigurd Bergmann. I begynnelsen í¤r bilden. En befriande bild-konst-kultur-teologi (Stockholm: Proprius Fí¶rlag AB, 2003), in Religion and the Arts 9-1/2 (2005). Pp. 141-142.
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • SWEA (Swedish Women in Education Association) Scholarship in Literature, 2005
  • The Bernhard Blume Award. Departmental Prize for excellence in graduate work. Harvard University, 2001
  • Borgrí¤ttsfonderna, Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen. For a year of study at Harvard University, 1998
  • Harvard Extension School. Acknowledgement of Distinction in Teaching, 2000-2005
  • Harvard University, Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 2000-2001