Explore the diverse literary artistry of the novels and short stories of Scandinavia's master spinners of tales: Norway's Knut Hamsun, Sweden's Par Lagerkvist, Iceland's Halldor Laxness, Denmark's William Heinesen, and more. All readings and class discussions are in English. There are no prerequisites.
The evolution from primitive, shamanistic ritual to the sophisticated, multifaceted cosmology of the Vikings. Emphasis on the various aspects of mythology during the first millennium A.D. The myths and legends associated with members of the Nordic pantheon through written sources, archaeological evidence, and findings in the field of comparative mythology. Conducted in English. (Gen.Ed. AL)