Ecology in Scandanavia
General Catalog Course Title:
The Novel in Scandinavian
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2008
Course Thread: 
Humanities & Environment
Rugg, Linda
Hidalgo, Monica

The Scandinavian countries are known internationally for their concerted efforts to preserve their environments, which in the case of Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, remain largely wild.  Referring to theoretical essays on deep ecology and ecocriticsm, this course will consider how the ideas of “nature” and “environment” are formulated through cultural concepts and practice, in literature, film, and other arts.  How does the Scandinavian attitude to the environment take form, and how does it differ from that of other cultures?

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