Nathaniel Todd Kramer

Associate Professor, Comparative Arts & Letters

3031 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I find teaching a very rewarding experience and one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. There are few things that are as immediately gratifying, even transformative for students as well as myself, as an hour of class time in which good discussion and exploration of a topic have taken place. I believe that teaching is difficult work and requires constant attention and care, especially when I have taught a class mutliple times before.


My research focuses on 19th and 20th century Denmark and Norway, particularly the work of Søren Kierkegaard, H.C. Andersen and the Danish Golden Age. I am also interested in the field of memory studies and trauma studies, which often takes me outside of the geographic and temporal limits of the Nordic region of the last two centuries. My research and teaching also often touches on what goes by the name of Theory and questions surrounding the interpretation and analysis of literature broadly speaking.


Service to my section, department, college, and field are very important to me. I realize, especially as I have spent more time in the profession, how vital service is to not only the well functioning of the institutions above but to the academy as whole. I am pleased to be the current director of the Scandinavian program and to have participated in service at all levels and look forward to future service in the academy.

Citizenship assignments

  •  Director of the Scandinavian Studies program at BYU, Fall 2015 to present.
  •  Managing Co-Editor of the Nordic Literary Histories Project. February 2017 to present.
  • Norwegian Scholarship and Lectureship Chair, Winter 2017 to present.
  • IHUM 202 Course Coordinator, Fall 2014 to present.
  •  Faculty General Education Council, January 2015 to April 2019.

TTh 1:30-2:30 p.m.
3031 JFSB