An introduction to the history, literature, and culture of Scandinavia and the Nordic region, from the Viking age until the modern era (700s-present). Includes discussion of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Svalbard, and Greenland. All readings in English.
Discusses the pre-history and history of the Holocaust, and examines cultural representations of the Holocaust in literature, film, and critical essays.
We read substantial parts of the Grimms' 19th-century collections and some of their French and Italian predecessors, and we consider other storytelling forms, film, and illustration. Why do we continue to tell and to know these tales?