Ecology and Culture in Scandinavia
General Catalog Course Title:
Studies in Scandinavian Literature
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Fall 2011

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 through cultural representation, and what impact does that representation have on the ordinary practices and consciousness of people in the North?

 

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