University of Washington
318 Raitt Hall, Box 353420
Seattle, WA 98195-3420
email [at] maxinesavage [dot] com
- PhD, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, In Progress
- Graduate Certificates: Sexuality and Queer Studies, Cinema and Media Studies
- MA, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of Washington
- Graduate Certificate: Textual and Digital Studies
- BA, with distinction, Humanities and Social Sciences, Shimer College
- “A Queer and Foreign State: Iceland’s Cinematic Subjects” lambda nordica, vol. 25, no. 3-4, 2021.
- “Ástin sem varð að taugahrúgu [The love that became a nervous wreck]: Or, What Does Queer Failure Have to Do With Translation?” PARSE Journal, no. 11, 2020.
Selected Grants & Awards
- Joff Hanauer Fellow in Western Civilization, University of Washington, 2019-2020
- Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2018-2019
- Research Fellowship, American-Scandinavian Foundation, 2018-2019
- Travel Award, University of Washington Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI), 2017
- Scan|Design Summer Scholarship, Scan|Design Foundation, 2017
- Danish Summer Language Scholarship, Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2017
- Top Scholar Award, University of Washington Graduate School, 2016
- Travel Scholarship, University of the Faroe Islands, 2016
- Robert Maynard Hutchins Scholarship, Shimer College, 2008-2013
- Speedwell Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship, AFS Intercultural Programs, 2007
Research & Teaching Experience
- Predoctoral Instructor, Expository Writing Program, University of Washington, 2019-present
- Research Assistant, Critical commentary for Carl Th. Dreyer’s Michael (1924), Summer 2020
- Predoctoral Instructor, First Year Danish, University of Washington, 2017 – 2018
- Teaching Assistant, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, 2017, 2018, 2021
- Research Assistant, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, 2016
- “Sex, Race, & Nation-State: Queer Iceland at the Movies.” SASS, Puerto Rico, *Cancelled due to COVID-19.
- “Whose breast revolution? Nudes, nipples, and human rights in Iceland.” MLA Annual Convention, Seattle, January 10, 2020.
- “Translating Nervous Wrecks: The Queer Kinship of Translation.” Textual & Digital Studies Colloquium, University of Washington, May 28, 2019.
- “‘Party like a criminal’: Erik Lundin’s Allegorical Suedi & Postnational Swedish Identity.” Co-presenter: Maïmouna Jagne-Soreau, SASS, UCLA, May 5, 2018.
- “A Movement Between: Mellanförskap and the Rap Oeuvre of Erik Lundin.” Study Day on Popular Music in the Nordic Countries, IASPM, University of Oslo, September 14, 2017.
- School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, 2021
- Multilingual Writing Lab, Ós Pressan, 2018-2019
- Danish Summer Language Course, Askov Højskole, August 2017
- International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School, British Centre for Literary Translation, July 2017
- Graduate Translation Conference & Workshops, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2017
- International Summer Institute in Faroese Language and Culture, University of the Faroe Islands, August 2016
- Summer Course in Modern Icelandic, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland, July 2016
- Academic Exchange Student, AFS Intercultural Programs, Iceland, 2007 – 2008
- Graduate Student Representative, Executive Council, SASS, 2021 – present
- Member, Body and Media Graduate Research Cluster, 2020 – present
- Member, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, UW Scandinavian Studies, 2016 – present
- Graduate Student Representative, UW Scandinavian Studies, 2019 – 2020
- Member, Multi-Disciplinary Translation Studies Graduate Research Cluster, 2019 – 2020
- Scandinavian Studies Senator, UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate, 2016 – 2018
- Committee Member, UW Scandinavian Studies Graduate Student Colloquium, 2016 – 2018
- Chair, Women and Gender Panel, ACTC Undergraduate Conference, 2013
- Speaks: English, Danish, Icelandic
- Reads: Attic Greek, Faroese, French, Norwegian, Old Icelandic, Swedish
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)