Marianne Stecher

Marianne Stecher



Marianne Stecher-Hansen works with Scandinavian and Danish literature in cultural, historical, and literary contexts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Recently she has written about the work of  Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen): The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen’s Essays (2014), published by Museum Tusculanum Press in Copenhagen and distributed by the University of Chicago Press.  Previously, Professor Stecher published History Revisited about the documentary narratives of Thorkild Hansen and continues to be interested in literary forms of history.  For several years, she has taught a course dealing with World War II and Occupation in the Nordic region, which deals with historical narratives and memoirs from that period.   Professor Stecher also served as the volume editor for two substantial reference works on Danish writers in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series.  Her articles and book reviews appear in Scandinavian Studies, Edda, The Literary Review, and Comparative Literature Studies.  She teaches courses on Hans Christian Andersen and the fairy tale, Masterpieces in Scandinavian literature, advanced courses in Danish language and literature, and graduate seminars in Scandinavian prose.


  • UC Berkeley, PhD,

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