Scandinavian 50 provides undergraduates with a broad overview of the literary and cultural traditions of the Nordic countries. Surveying a wide range of authors and filmmakers from these countries, we will familiarize ourselves with numerous influential Scandinavian texts. In this course, “literature” will be loosely defined in order to include several types of narratives, including film and folklore in addition to traditional written narrative forms. In turn, we will examine many of the cultural and intellectual movements from which these texts sprung, thereby providing a context for our study. Upon completion of the course, students will have a firm grounding in several major currents in Scandinavian literatures and cultures.
MW 3:30-4:45 Bunche A152