Thu, October 11, 2007 • Sheraton
Norgesseminar (Norway seminar) will be held at the University of Texas at Austin October 11-13, 2007. The main theme will be the northern regions of the country.Among those who will make presentations are Nils Magne Knutsen who will speak about the myth of the northerly and about Knut Hamsun and Northern Norway. Harald Gaski will give a lecture about the poetry of Sami multimedia artist Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. Silje Solheim Karlsen will talk about Nordic lyric poetry. These three are from the University of Tromsø north of the arctic circle. A highlight will be the appearance of Nils Gaup who will present a public screening of his new film about the Kautokeino rebellion of 1852. A previous Gaup film, Pathfinder, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988. Attending the seminar will be many from the U.S. and Canada who teach Norwegian culture, history and language.