Scandinavian 50: Introduction to Scandinavian Literature and Culture

Instructor: Patrick Wen

Scandinavian 50 provides undergraduates with a broad overview of the literary and cultural traditions of the Nordic lands. 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. Taught in English.