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Scandinavian Literature



I. Purpose:
To support University teaching and research through the doctoral level in Scandinavian Studies, one of the seven areas of concentration of graduate work in the Department of Germanic Languages. Scandinavian Studies includes Scandinavian literatures. Faculty and students in the Department of Linguistics and the Comparative Literature program have interests in Scandinavian literatures.

Collecting of Finnish literature is included in this statement, because of interests in Finnish literature in the Linguistics Department and elsewhere, although courses in Finnish language and literature are not offered at the University.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: The primary languages of collection are the relevant original languages of composition of the literature in question: Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, and Finnish. Critical, historical, and bibliographical works are collected in these languages and in English, French, German and Russian. English translations of literary works and of critical and historical works are purchased as available.

B. Chronological Guidelines: From the beginnings of Scandinavian literatures to the present day. The earliest writings in Scandinavian languages are runic inscriptions dating from the 3rd century; writing in the Latin alphabet dates from the 13th century.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Norway, Sweden and Denmark are primary areas; Iceland and Finland are secondary areas.

D. Treatment of Subject: For all literature subdivisions the following forms are purchased: poetry, drama, fiction, essays, literary criticism, folk literature. Biographies of authors and histories of literature are purchased.

E. Types of Material: Dictionaries and encyclopedias, proceedings of congresses and symposia, and Festschriften are acquired. The few available U.S. and European dissertations are purchased, preferably in microform.

F. Date of Publication:Both current and retrospective works are purchased.

G. Other General Considerations: For Scandinavian languages, see the Linguistics statement.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
Scandinavian Literature: General PT 7001-7099
PCL (Main) C German
Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian Literature: See Footnote 1 PT 7101-7338
PCL (Main) C German
Modern Icelandic Literature:See Footnote 2 PT 7351-7550
PCL (Main) C German
Faroese Literature: See Footnote 3 PT 7551-7559
PCL (Main) A German
Danish Literature: PT 7601-8260
PCL (Main) C German
Norwegian Literature: See Footnote 4 PT 8301-9155
PCL (Main) C German
Swedish Literature: See Footnote 5 PT 9201-9999
PCL (Main) C German
Finnish Literature: See Footnote 6 PH 300-405
PCL (Main) A German

Footnote 1 : Saga important form. Little retrospective buying
Footnote 2 : Very little retrospective buying
Footnote 3 : Small number of books published; current buying only
Footnote 4 : Books in both Bokmal and Nynorsk languages are purchased
Footnote 5 : Includes Finno-Swedish Literature (Works by Finnish authors in Swedish)
Footnote 6 : (Works written originally in Finnish): Primarily current purchasing

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