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Helena Březinová, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Nordic Studies at Charles University, Prague. Her research is mainly on Scandinavian Romanticism, Hans Christian Andersen, and Johannes V. Jensen. Among her recent publications is Slavíci, mořské víly a bolavé zuby: Pohádky H. Ch. Andersena: mezi romantismem a modernitou (Nightingales, Mermaids and Toothaches: Andersen’s Fairy Tales between Romanticism and Modernity, 2018). At present she is junior researcher in European Regional Development Fund-Project ”Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World”. She is an active literary translator (Helle Helle, Ida Jessen, Naja Marie Aidt, Hans-Jørgen Nielsen). Currently she is working on the complete new edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales in Czech.

Torben Jelsbak is an Associate Professor of Nordic Literature at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen. He researches in Danish and Scandinavian literatures in the interdisciplinary field between media and cultural history. Recent publications include A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 (co-edited with Hubert van den Berg et al., 2012), Die skandinavische Moderne und Europa. Transmission – Exil – Soziologie (co-edited with Jens Bjerring-Hansen and Monica Wenusch, 2016), Dansk-tyske krige. Kulturliv og kulturkampe (co-edited with Anna Sandberg, 2020) and Scandinavian Exceptionalisms. Culture, Society, Discourse (co-edited with Jens Bjerring-Hansen and Anna Estera Mrozewicz, 2021).

Clemens Räthel is PhD and Assistant Professor, Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is a scholar of theatre and literature studies and his research circles around the history of theatre and opera in the Scandinavian countries, Jewish-Scandinavian cultural history and queer narratives in contemporary theatre.    

Anita Soós, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department for Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, Eötvös Loránd Universitet, Budapest. My present research area is Danish fantastic literature from the 19th and 20th centuries with a special focus on B.S. Ingemann, Karen Blixen and Villy Sørensen. Following up on my previous research on pseudonymity and temptation in Søren Kierkegaard’s writing I am interested in questions of self-presentation and self-narration.

Ieva Steponavičiūtė-Aleksiejūnienė senior associate professor, ph.d. at Center for Nordic Studies, Vilnius University and chief editor for the academic series Scandinavistica Vilnensis.

Karolina Drozdowska is Assistant Professor at the Department of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies, University of Gdansk. Among her research interests are modern Norwegian literature, drama and theatre as well as translation theory and its practical application. She is a literary translator herself and chairperson for the Polish Society for Literary Translators (Stowarzyszenie Tłumaczy Literatury).

Lill-Ann Körber is professor of Nordic literature, media and culture at Aarhus University. Her recent work focuses on the legacy and remembrance of Scandinavian colonial history, in particular the transatlantic slave trade. Related research interests include Greenlandic contemporary culture, Scandinavian Arctic discourses, and past and present relations with Africa and the Caribbean as represented in Scandinavian literature, art, and film.

Anna Estera Mrozewicz is a Scandinavianist and associate professor in the Department of Film, Media and Audiovisual Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Previously, she pursued post-doctoral studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen (2010–12). She has authored numerous articles on Danish and Nordic literature, cinema and television series, as well as the monograph Beyond Eastern Noir. Reimagining Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas (Edinburgh University Press, 2018).

Sylwia Izabela Schab is associate professor of Scandinavian literatures at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 2018 she published her book on travel writing and representation Palimpsest Polski. Reprezentacje Polski i Polaków w duńskich relacjach podróżniczych [Polish Palimpsest. Representations of Poland and Poles in Danish Travelogues]. She has also authored numerous articles in scholarly books and journals, mostly on Danish and Polish travel literature, the postcolonial aspects in Danish literature and Danish migration literature. Her recent research is focused on images of Scandinavia and reception of Danish literature in Poland, as well as on the witch figure in Scandinavian literature and culture.