Dean Krouk: Literature and Fascist Collaboration: The Case of the Poet Rolf Jacobsen

February 3, 2017

Dean Krouk
"Literature and Fascist Collaboration: The Case of the Poet Rolf Jacobsen"

Friday, February 3rd
4:30pm
Wieboldt 206

Dean Krouk will explore the wartime collaboration of the poet Rolf Jacobsen during the Nazi occupation of Norway. While Jacobsen is known as one of Norwegian literature's key interwar modernists, his engagement with National Socialism has rarely been seen as relevant in any sense to his poetry. This lecture will correct the tendency to overlook the unsavory shadow in the poet's biography, and attempt instead to understand both Jacobsen's poetry and politics in terms of an unresolved encounter with modern nihilism.

For disability accommodations please contact Ingrid Sagor (isagor@uchicago.edu).