Once You Cross the Atlantic, You're Always on the Wrong Side: Reflections on the Dilemma of (Online)

04/07/2023 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM PT


What draws so many to the lands of their ancestors? Why do so many Americans have a longing to identify with a faraway place they may know little about? In the words of scholar David Eric Jessup, “The Scandinavian-American pathos is not unique, but it is real … there is a drop of sadness and an ache for something far away that is almost impossible to grasp.” The son of a Norwegian immigrant, Erik Brakstad explores trends, traditions, and how the desire for identity remains a force to be reckoned with