Vol. 51 No. 1 (2023): Open Issue

Nordlit 51: våren 2023. Åpent nummer med artikler om: Skottlands nordiske aspirasjoner, Hanna Dahl, sakpoesi, Kafka, Goethe og Rilke. Redaktør: Morten Auklend (UiT)

The 51st issue of Nordlit consists of five articles. Laila Berg explains how and why the Nordic region often is launched as a utopian ideal in contemporary political Scottish discourse, Henrik Torjusen has read Hanna Dahl’s novel Kraft as a text about dignity and the function of the archive in the context of postwar Norwegian debates on war perpetrators, and Henning Howlid Wærp comments the fairly new phenomenon «documentary poetry» in contemporary Norwegian literature via authors such as Rune Tuverud, Espen Stueland, Ingrid Storholmen, and Markus Midré. The two articles by Rolf Gaasland contain reflections on self-scrutiny in Franz Kafka’s story «A Hunger Artist» and how poetry can be understood as «space-creating» acts with readings of Goethe’s and Rilke’s poetry respectively. Enjoy the articles!


Nordlit would like to thank both the contributors and the peer reviewers, who edited and read for us all through the summer. The autumn issue will be released towards the end of the year.

Published: 2023-08-29