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Finland, Lapland, Russia and me

The Tornio River forms the border between Sweden and Finland, and flows into the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea. Throughout the ages, writes Rosa Liksom, the world's travellers have navigated the river with a view to finding out about the mystical North. [ more ]

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A centre receding

Svenja Ahlhaus

Animals in parliament?

Hugues Lagrange

Mediterranean youth uprisings

Ulrich Brand

Degrowth: Birth of a movement?

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Syn og Segn 3/2014
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Syn og Segn


Ein tekst om sinne og kvifor det er bra (nokre gonger) å bli sint
The surge of anger
A text about anger and why it is (sometimes) good to be angry


Ida Habbestad, Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen
Ida Habbestad intervjuar Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen om omsorgslønn og fleksible ordningar for dei som ynskjer å ta ansvar for tunge omsorgsoppgåver
Ida Habbestad interviews Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen about financial aid for caregivers and flexible arrangements for those who wish to take on difficult caregiving work

Harde fakta

Hard facts
Illustrasjon ved Øystein Runde
Illustration by Øystein Runde


Eskil Skjeldal, Kristin Halvorsen
Eskil Skjeldal i samtale med Kristin Halvorsen, tidlegare rikspolitikar og statsråd – no direktør i CICERO Senter for klimaforskning
Eskil Skjeldal in conversation with Kristin Halvorsen, former national politician and cabinet minister – now director of CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research)

Emne: Einsemd

Topic: Solitude
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
Om einsemd
Det finst mengdevis av songar om einsemd, men ingen synest å fange einsemda sitt vesen så godt som "All is loneliness", med den repetitive og kvernande tristessen songen har
On solitude
There is a great number of songs about solitude, but none seem to capture solitude's essence as well as "All is loneliness", with its repetitive and churning sadness
Ei personleg forteljing om einsemd og vegen vidare
Når ein er omslutta av einsemd og ser på livet rundt som tilsynelatande er fylt av lykkelege menneske, kan ein bli dobbelt oppteken av eiga ulykke
A personal narrative about solitude and the way forward
When one is encompassed by solitude, and the surroundings are seemingly filled with happy people, one can become doubly preoccupied with one's own misfortune
Steinar Opstad
Å leve i einsemda
Etter ei diktopplesing på Litteraturhuset i Oslo for nokre år sidan kom ei middelaldrande kvinne opp til meg, stilte seg framfor meg og såg lenge granskande på meg før ho utbraut: Sei meg, har du kjent einsemda?
To live in solitude
After a poetry reading at the House of Literature in Oslo several years ago, a middle-aged woman approached me, stood before me and looked at me searchingly before she burst out: Tell me, have you felt loneliness?

I opposisjon

In opposition
Rakel M. Sivertsen
Danna uutdanna
Du som les dette, har heilt sikkert eit par år på universitetet bak deg. Eller kanskje mange år. Du har tatt bachelor, master kanskje. Eller om du er litt eldre: doktorgrad og fordjuping
Educated uneducated
You, the reader, presumably have a couple of years of university behind you. Or perhaps many years. You have taken a bachelor's degree, maybe a master's degree. Or, if you are a little older: a doctorate with specialization


Dan Young
Oslo 1962-1964. Med tekst av Finn Skårderud
Oslo 1962-1964. With a text by Finn Skårderud


Jostein Avdem Fretland
Permanent observatørstatus
For meg er ikkje London betre berre fordi det er London
For meg er London betre fordi det ikkje er Noreg
Permanent observer status
For me, London is not better just because it is London
For me, London is better because it is not Norway

Frie tekstar

Free texts
Anne Audhild Solberg
Tre menn. To målformer. Éi kvinne
Eg søv godt om nettene. Eg manglar ikkje matlyst, heller ikkje livsgnist. Like fullt er det ei form for kjærleikssorg eg går rundt og kjenner på. Etter meir enn 30 år med nynorsk som hovudmål vurderer eg å gjere det slutt
Three men. Two language variants. One woman
I sleep well at night. I don't lack an appetite or vitality. All the same, I feel a form of heartsickness. After more than 30 years with Nynorsk as my primary language, I am considering putting an end to it
Elin Ørjasæter og Anne-Lise H. Rolland
Folkestyret rotnar på rot
Dei siste tiåra har jussen blitt meir og meir internasjonalisert: Noreg underordnar seg internasjonalt lovverk, og i ei særstilling står EØS-avtala
The democracy is rotten at the root
During the last several decades, law has become more and more internationalized: Norway complies to international legislation, and the EEA agreement stands in a unique position
Arne Melberg
Dobbelt framand
Alle livsstadene mine har vore parentesar. Dei har vore rasteplassar der eg har slått meg ned ei tid for å bli kjent med noko nytt." Ein tekst om norsk og svensk tilhøyr
Doubly foreign
"All of the stages of my life have been parentheses. They have been rest stops where I have settled down for a time to get to know something new." A text about Norwegian and Swedish affiliation


Guro Voss Gabrielsen
Dei andre plassane
Ein ubrukt flekk mellom kjøpesenteret og bustadblokka. Nye tråkk utanfor gangvegen og fortauet. Korleis tek vi i bruk byane – på nye måtar?
The other places
An unused space between the shopping center and the apartment block. New trails beyond the footpath and the sidewalk. How do we take the cities into use – in new ways?


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Russia in global dialogue
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

The ends of democracy
At a time when the global pull of democracy has never been stronger, the crisis of democracy has become acute. Eurozine has collected articles that make the problems of democracy so tangible that one starts to wonder if it has a future at all, as well as those that return to the very basis of the principle of democracy. [more]

The EU: Broken or just broke?
Brought on by the global economic recession, the eurocrisis has been exacerbated by serious faults built into the monetary union. Contributors discuss whether the EU is not only broke, but also broken -- and if so, whether Europe's leaders are up to the task of fixing it. [more]

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The role of literature houses in protecting the space for free expression
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Cultures of the Anthropocene
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William E Scheuerman
Civil disobedience for an age of total surveillance
The case of Edward Snowden
Earlier civil disobedients hinted at our increasingly global condition. Snowden takes it as a given. But, writes William E. Scheuerman, in lieu of an independent global legal system in which Snowden could defend his legal claims, the Obama administration should treat him with clemency. [more]

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Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [more]

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The re-transnationalization of literary criticism
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The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
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