Postcolonial Europe: Narratives, Nationalism, and RaceSemester Course

Postcolonial Europe: Narratives, Nationalism, and Race, Elective Course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, History, Literature
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

In Europe, the colonial past has often been marginalized in the collective memory, as practices of imperialism and colonialism seldom fit into contemporary national narratives. Using the former Danish West Indies and Greenland as case studies, the course deconstructs colonial narratives in literature, film, art, advertisements, historical works, and educational material. Keeping a comparative perspective, we situate our discussions in current European debates about ‘the Other’.


Birgitte Duelund Pallesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2013). Specialization: Contemporary Danish Literature, Literature & War. Worked in publishing at Gyldendal, 2009-2014. Second Language Teacher at IA Sprog, 2013-2015. With DIS since 2015. Currently on parental leave.