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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures

Sherrill Harbison

Sherrill Harbison
Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies

Contact Information
Location: Herter Hall 521
Phone: (413) 545-6685
Email: harbison[at]

Research Interests
Art and intellectual life in 19th- and 20th-century Scandinavia, Norwegian literature, Icelandic Eddas and sagas, Sigrid Undset, Knut Hamsun, the Arctic, Native American literature, American Realism, Willa Cather

Relevant Links
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

Ph.D. 1996, University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. 1965, Oberlin College

Current and Recent Courses
Scandin 276: Viking Stories, Icelandic Sagas
Scandin 365: Scandinavian Mythology
Scandin 391E: Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem in Scandinavian Fiction and Film
Scandin 391P: Ultima Thule: Polar Explorations
Scandin 387H: Viking Revival: National Romanticism and the Nordic Ideal
Love and Nature in Scandinavian Writing
Writers in the American West
Seminar in Literary Studies