Nordic Noir 101

Although this Scandinavian genre originated in the 1960s, the last decade has produced a wonderful spate of fiction, movies, and television attracting enthusiasts around the world. This introduction to the field is designed for the curious but uninitiated. Subject matter includes two novels, and examples of Nordic TV series and films. Additional details are on the MSC website, if you are considering this course. MSC

Required Books: Yrsa Sigurdardottir, The Legacy, trans. Victoria Cribb, ISBN 978-1250136268; Henning Mankell, Faceless Killers, trans. Steven T. Murray, ISBN 978-1565843417.

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Paul Kalkstein went over to the dark side several years ago, visited the Nordic homeland, and is looking for converts.

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