European Journal of Scandinavian Studies


The skandinavistik was founded by the former Professor of New Scandinavian Literature at Nordic Institute of the University of Kiel, Otto Oberholzer, as well as Wolfgang Butt and Bernhard Glienke and has been published twice a year since.

What is the EJSS?

The journal EJSS is understood as the main journal for Scandinavian studies in Europe. It is encompasses the three main branches of Scandinavian studies: Old Norse Philology, New Literature and Cultural Studies, and Linguistics. Articles dealing with other areas of studies are published as well, provided that they exclusively correspond with Scandinavia. EJSS publishes at the moment 450 pages a year (up until 2000 160 pages).

Who is involved with EJSS?

The editors of the journal are Klaus Böldl, Karin Hoff (both from the University of Kiel), and Henk van der Liet (University of Amsterdam).

Co-editors are Lars-Gunnar Andersson (Göteborg), Sylvain Briens (Paris), Massimo Ciaravolo (Venedig), Heinrich Detering (Göttingen), Jürg Glauser (Zürich), Paula Henrikson (Uppsala), Ármann Jakobsson (Reykjavik), Unni Langås (Kristiansand), Christer Lindqvist (Greifswald), Anne-Marie Mai (Odense), Edith Marold (Kiel), Joachim Schiedermair (München), Stephan Michael Schröder (Köln), Lutz Rühling (Kiel) and Bjarne Thorup Thomsen (Edinburgh).

Also on the editing staff alongside Karin Hoff, Klaus Böldl and Henk van der Liet are Henrike Fürstenberg, Katharina Preißler and Steffen Höder. The secretaries in the editing office are Kerstin Rottler and Maximilian Nöldner.