A study of the narrative and pictorial tradition of Scandinavian children's literature from the 17th century to the present. The stories and picture books will be discussed in their historical, pedagogical, and social contexts. Taught in English.
An examination of contemporary crime fiction novels from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland. Works covered range from the time of the ground breaking Swedish writers Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö to the present day. Taught in English.
Survey of Old Scandinavian mythology from the earliest times to the end of the Viking Period. Readings in English from the Poetic and Prose Eddas, including the heroic legends and lays. Also included is a brief look at runic inscriptions and skaldic poetry. Note: Taught in English.