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Global Scandinavia: Cultural Encounters, Narratives and Images

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The aim of the course “Global Scandinavia: cultural encounters, narratives, images” is to provide insight into three interconnected fields of inquiry: the interdisciplinary study of contemporary Scandinavia and the larger Nordic region; the analysis of a large variety of cultural products; and an understanding of how narratives and images reflect past and present transnational and transcultural relations.

The interdisciplinary course relates close readings of literary texts, films, art works, and other cultural products to discussions of the larger socio-political and media-aesthetic context. Among other things, this context is marked by the global circulation of ideas and artifacts; migration and diversity; climate change and other environmental concerns; and decolonization processes. Within the Nordic region, changing relations between majorities and minorities and between centers and peripheries are at stake that link the region to transformations on a global level. A special focus will be directed at cultural and geopolitical changes in the Nordic part of the Arctic, at shifting relations within the Danish Realm (Rigsfællesskabet) between Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, at the situation of Indigenous people in the region including the Sámi of the northern Scandinavian peninsula, and at the legacies of the transatlantic enslavement trade linking Scandinavia to Africa and the Caribbean. How do artistic, medial and public expressions represent and reflect these processes?

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.  

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.    


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.