The purpose of the course is to provide a survey of basic issues
across the literature, the performing arts and more general popular
culture in the Nordic countries since the late 19th century.
The lectures draw attention to a wide variety of methodologies
including analytical case studies of specific works of art or other
empirical materials as well as more theoretical discussions of arts
and culture from different critical perspectives. Questioning the
nature of what might be considered ’Nordic’, the lectures also
highlight ’the nordic region’ as an imagined and temporary rather
than a fixed and stable geographical space.