Andy Meyer, a newly appointed assistant teaching professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies, focuses on Norwegian and North American language and literature, with an emphasis on ecocriticism, poetry and poetics, and Arctic studies. His work and much of his teaching is engaged in questions about the relationship between literary imagination and the concept of wildness. More recently, these questions have drawn Andy’s work northward to the American, Canadian and Scandinavian Arctic.
Andy is currently developing a 300-level course in Arctic literature that will include works by northern writers as well as by authors and artists who write about and depict the Canadian Arctic in their work. The course will be jointly offered by Scandinavian and Arctic studies serving as an elective for the Arctic minor.