This is a selection of Kathleen Stokker's publications and presentation.
Norsk, nordmenn og Norge
A beginning Norwegian textbook, co-authored by Norwegian native Odd Haddal.
A textbook for beginning and intermediate Norwegian language that starts with simple sentences in Norwegian, and adds vocabulary little by little, using English only in explanatory footnotes. Its glossary defines all the vocabulary and also shows correct verb, adjective and noun endings as well as many examples of idiomatic usage.
Norsk, nordmenn og Norge: Antologi
An intermediate to advanced Anthology of stories, poetry, songs and factual prose.
Short texts written by and for Norwegians but selected with the intermediate language learner in mind. The anthology aims to provide entertaining and thought-provoking reading while enhancing the reader's understanding of Norway's social and linguistic history and present day reality.
Folklore fights the Nazis. Humor in occupied Norway 1940-45
Hitler's forces occupied Norway from April 9, 1940 until May 8, 1945. To keep spirits up and to help foster the resistance many circulated anti-Nazi jokes and cartoons. They also wore paperclips, red stocking caps or sent subversive Christmas cards How did this seemingly frivolous humor contribute to the development of a resistance mentality in a country initially stunned by the German invasion?
Keeping Christmas: Yuletide Traditions in Norway and the New Land
When the Norwegian immigrants settled in America, they brought along their Christmas customs. To what extent did the traditional Norwegian Christmas with its centuries-old customs that were rooted in Viking times survive its encounter with the newly invented American Christmas that aimed to unite a nation of multi-cultural immigrants?
Remedies and Rituals: Folk Medicine in Norway and the New Land
Nineteenth century Norwegians rarely consulted doctors, relying instead on home remedies and neighborhood healers trained only by experience. This book reveals the natural ingredients, magic potions, and whispered spells employed by these healers who often had to dodge harsh criminal laws to help their neighbors. Using a combination of rational and magical remedies, they treated everything from burns, broken bones, and whooping cough to stalled labor and emotional stress, and sometimes devised remedies that worked before science could say why.