Sven Hakon Rossel

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC CAREER

 

Niels Steensens Gymnasium (Modern Languages), Copenhagen 1953-62

University of Copenhagen (Comparative and Scandinavian Literature) 1962-68

Assistant Professor of Danish Language and Literature, University of Hamburg 1968-69

Assistant Professor of Danish Language and Literature, University of Kiel 1969-71

Research Fellow, Department of Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen 1971-73

Associate Professor of Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of Washington 1974-80, Professor 1980,

Chair 1981-90

Member of the Comparative Literature Faculty, University of Washington 1977-96

Professor and Chair of Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of Vienna 1996-2012

Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

Visiting Professor in Finland, Great Britain, Romania, Italy and China

 

Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 1991-

Member of Dansk Sprog- og Litteraturselskab (The Danish Language and Literature Society) 2004-

Member of the Think Tank CEPOS, Copenhagen 2010-

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

Den litterære vise i folketraditionen (The Literary Ballad). Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag, 1971

Skandinavische Literatur 1870-1970. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1973

Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, with introductions, notes and bibliography. With Patricia L. Conroy. Seattle/London: University of Washington Press, 1980

A History of Scandinavian Literature 1870-1980.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982

Scandinavian Ballads: An Anthology. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1982 and later

Johannes V. Jensen. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1984

The Diaries of Hans Christian Andersen. With Patricia L. Conroy. Seattle/London: University of Washington Press, 1990

Ludvig Holberg: Jeppe of the Hill and Other Comedies. With Gerald S. Argetsinger. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990

A History of Danish Literature. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992. Edited by Sven H. Rossel. The chapters: From Romanticism to Realism, Between the World Wars and Bibliography by Sven H. Rossel

Ludvig Holberg: A European Writer. A Study in Influence and Reception. Amsterdam/Atlanta, Editions Rodopi, 1994. Edited by Sven H. Rossel. The chapter: Ludvig Holberg: The Cosmopolitan  by Sven H. Rossel

Hans Christian Andersen und seine Märchen Heute. 1-70 pp.  Vienna: Picus Verlag, 1996

Hans Christian Andersen: Danish Writer and Citizen of the World. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Editions Rodopi, 1996. Edited by Sven H. Rossel. The chapter: Hans Christian Andersen: The Great European Writer by Sven H. Rossel

Documentary Literature in Scandinavian. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Editions Rodopi, 1997. Edited by Poul Houe and Sven H. Rossel. The chapter: Documentarism in Scandinavia: An Introduction by Sven H. Rossel

Images of America in Scandinavia. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Editions Rodopi, 1998. Edited by Poul Houe and Sven H. Rossel. The chapter: The Image of the United States in Danish Literatureby Sven H. Rossel

„Reisen ist Leben, dann wird das Leben reich und lebendig“ – der dänische Dichter Hans Christian Andersen und Österreich. Vienna: Edition Praesens, 2004

Do You Know the Land where the Lemon Trees Bloom? Hans Christian Andersen and Italy. Roma: Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2009

Johannes V. Jensen: „A Wild Incurable Longing ...” Selected Stories, Poems and Myths. Translated by David W. Colbert. Edited by Sven Hakon Rossel and Monica Wenusch.  Vienna: Praesens Verlag, 2012

Litteratur på kryds og tværs. Strejftog fra B.S. Ingemann til James Joyce (Literature Across Borders from B.S. Ingemann to James Joyce).  Forlaget Hovedland, 2012

Deeds of the Dane. Festschrift für Sven H. Rossel. Wien: Praesens Verlag, 2012. Edited by Monica Wenusch and Roger Reidinger

Europa erlesen: Färöer.  Klagenfurt: Wieser Verlag, 2016. Edited and translated by Sven H. Rossel and Alexander Sitzann

 

Articles

Appr. 400 articles in scholarly journals, encyclopedia and newspapers

 

Reviews and presentations

Appr. 180 reviews and 200 guest lectures and presentations in fourteen countries

Editor and publisher of The University of Nebraska History of Scandinavian Literature, 1-5 (1992-2006) and the series: Wiener Studien zur Skandinavistik, Wiener Texte zur Skandinavistik and Wechselbeziehungen Österreich-Norden