European Storytelling: From Homer to Harry PotterSemester Course

European Storytelling: From Homer to Harry Potter, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Discover the influence of European storytelling in modern forms of literature, from old myths to medieval legends to Grimm fairy tales. The course examines stories in their historical context but also explores various theoretical approaches and how traditional stories live on in fantasy, movies, role-playing, and other modern uses.


Bettina Sejbjerg Sommer

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology at the University of Copenhagen in addition to courses about storytelling at DIS. With DIS since 2006.

European Humanities, Bettina Sommer