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Open access articles by project members:

De-framing the Indigenous Body. Ethnography, Landscape and Cultural Belonging in the Art of Pia Arke (2012)

Kirsten Thisted

The article presents the Greenlandic-Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) and gives readings of various of her artworks, arguing that they attempt to negotiate a postcolonial condition. Arke addresses some of the key problems in the discussion of representation, and her work becomes an important critique not only of the colonial representations itself, but of the way in which the postcolonial response has dealt with these issues, trying to bring us further and beyond.

Available here: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/nordlit/article/view/2318

 

Pioneering nation. Markedsføring af Grønland under selvstyret (2012)

Kirsten Thisted

In this article Thisted analyzes the influence of self government on the Branding Greenland strategy. The campaign seeks to move away from stereotyped images in favor of a brand that reflects a Greenlandic nation as part of the globalized world.

Available here: Thisted- Grønland_nr._3_2012

 

The Vikings are Coming! (2010)
Ann-Sofie Gremaud

This article analyzes the connection between the economic crisis in Iceland in 2008 and the role of Viking imagery in the collective self-image of Iceland. This connection is informed by Iceland’s status as a Danish dependency for centuries – a condition that deeplyaffected the development of Icelandic self-perception and its cultural life.

Download here: The Vikings are coming! Ann-sofie Gremaud

 

The Acropolis of Icelandic Culture (2010)
Ólafur Rastrick

This article discusses a central feature of the first urban plan for the town of Reykjavík and how ideas associated with it aimed at reflecting or influencing the identity of the Icelandic population. The discussions about the proposed function of the piazza offer an example of how architecture, perceptions of history, governance and identity interact.

Download here: The Acropolis of Icelandic Culture – Ólafur Rastrick

 

Physical Appearance and the Moral Conduct of the Female Subject in Inter-War Iceland (2010)
Ólafur Rastrick

In the writings of Icelandic public intellectuals of the 1920s and 1930s we see the emergence of a discourse that links the physical appearance of women to their nature and moral standing.

Download here: Physical Appearance and the Moral Conduct of the Female Subject in Inter-War Iceland – Ólafur Rastrick

 

Culture and the Constitution of the Icelandic in the 19th and 20th Centuries (2006)
Guðmundur Hálfdanarson and Ólafur Rastrick

In the course of the 19th century, Icelandic politics developed in the context of European nationalism. he ubiquitous theme of political discourse centred on relations with (and within) the Danish state, emphasising what united Icelanders and what divided them from other subjects of the Danish king.

Download here: Culture and the Constitution of the Icelandic in the 19th and 20th Centuries – Guðmundur Hálfdanarson and Ólafur Rastrick

 

Die Inseln der frommen Heteros (2009)
Ebbe Volquardsen

Die Jahre 2005 und 2006 waren auf den Färöer-Inseln von der Diskussion um die Aufnahme des Schutzes Homosexueller in den Antidiskriminierungsparagraphen geprägt. Dabei traten eine tief in der Bevölkerung verankerte Homophobie sowie der große Einfluss christlicher Fundamentalisten auf die färöische Politik offen zu Tage.

Download here: Die Inseln der frommen Heteros – Ebbe Volquardsen

 

Die Orange im Turban (2010)
Ebbe Volquardsen

Das Fremde und Exotische haben in vielen Ländern Europas die Schriftsteller zur Zeit der Romantik fasziniert und
inspiriert. Auch in der dänischen Literatur der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts trifft man auf orientalistische
Sujets.

Download here: Die Orange im Turban – Ebbe Volquardsen