En nordisk Hamlet

Denne helgen arrangerer Nordic Shakespeare Society seminaret Hamlet and the North: Origin, Exchanges and Appropriations. Fullt program under. Seminaret blir sent på Zoom med start fredag kl 10.30

Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations

12-13 November, 2021(Zoom)

Co-hosted by the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

and the Nordic Shakespeare Society

For the Zoom link, please contact Per Sivefors: per.sivefors@lnu.se

Times are for Sweden, Central European Time Zone, GMT+1

12 November

10.30 Per Sivefors, Introduction and words of welcome 

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote 1: Michael Dobson,  “Still Out of Joint After All These Years: Time and Hamlet in the Twenty-First Century”


13.00 – 13.30 Peter Andersson, “An English Clown in Denmark: Will Kemp and Hamlet’s Disapproval of Clowns”

13.30 – 14.00 Laura Holme-Hoske, “The Creation of Elsinore: A Literary Excavation of the Home of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”

14.00 – 14.30 Jyrki Nummi, “Distant Cousins and Companions in (mis)Fortune? Aleksis Kivi’s Kullervo and Hamlet


15.00 – 16.00 Keynote 2: Nely Keinänen, “The First Female Hamlet in the Nordic Countries, or the Rise and Fall of Elli Tompuri”

16.10 – 16.40 Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, “The rest is not silence but belongs to me”: Re-Imagining Fortinbras in Poland

16.40 – 17.10 Kiki Lindell, “(There is) Nothing Like a Dane: Gertrudes at Elsinore Castle”

13 November

10.00 – 10.30 Cecilia Lindskog Whiteley, “Few and Brief Additions”: Bishop Bjurbäck and Hamlet

10.30 – 11.00 Marianne Solberg, “Hamlet as a Core Figure in a Nordic Political Game: A New Aesthetic in the Danish Autocracy”

11.10 – 12.10 Keynote 3: Richard Wilson, “Hanseatic Hamlet: Shakespeare and the Merchant of Hamburg”


13.15 – 13.45 Christina Sandhaug, “A Scandinavian Acquaintance: Introducing Hamlet to Norwegian Readers”

13.45 – 14.15 Elisabeth Lutteman, “‘Snatches of old tunes’: Swedish Translations of Hamlet’s Borrowed Songs”


14.30 – 15.30 Keynote 4: Philip Lavender, “Hamlet’s Antics in Denmark, England and Iceland”


15.45 – 16.15 Anna Swärdh, “‘Who’s there?’ Västanå Theatre’s Hamlet (1996)”

16.15 – 16.45 Mette Hildeman Sjölin, “‘|Y]oung Hamlet’: A Hamlet for Swedish Children”

17.00 – 17.30 Summing up