Scandinavian 156: Scandinavian Literature of the 20th Century

Instructor: Patrick Wen

This course explores notions of exile and belonging in 20th and 21st century Scandinavian literature.  Under the broad umbrella of migration, this course investigates shifting constructions of identity such as “the migrant,” “the refugee,” “the immigrant” and “the expatriate.”  We will also investigate the literary-historical backdrops of our wide-ranging texts by conducting ongoing research throughout the quarter.