Germanic Languages | Topics in Scandinavian Literature
K507 | 26338 | G. May

Topics in Scandinavian Literature: Masterpieces of Scandinavian
Literature (3 cr.)

This class meets second eight weeks. It is taught in English, and
carries Arts and Humanities credit and Culture Studies credit.
The class meets with GER-K 507, WEUR-W 406 and WEUR-W 605.

In this class we will read important literary works from all the
Scandinavian countries: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and
Finland, placing them in historical and regional context. Focusing
both on their form and content, we will discuss the specifics of the
literary genre, cultural epoch and social group they represent. We
will read novels, short stories, dramas, several poems and one saga.

The final grade will be based on three response papers, a final
exam, a final paper, regular class attendance, and participation in
the class discussions.


*Course reader

*Hunger, by Knut Hamsun; translated by Sverre Lyngstad;

*The Emperor of Portugalia, by Selma Lagerlöf

*Fairy tales, by Hans Christian Andersen; translated by Tiina

*The wreath, by Sigrid Undset; translated by Tiina Nunnally

*Antiphony, by Laila Stien, translated by John Weinstock