In the collective memory of the Nordic countries, the colonial past is marginalized in favor of narratives centered on welfare and benevolence. This course deconstructs Danish colonial narratives through literature, film, art, and advertisements. Employing Nordic case studies, we engage with memories of Denmark’s colonial activities in the Arctic, while we relate our discussions to current Scandinavian debates about the immigrant ‘Other’.
Cand.mag. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen 2013). Spezialization: Contemporary Danish Literature, Literature & War. Worked with publishing at Gyldendal (2009-14) and Second Language Teaching at IA (2013-15). With DIS since 2015.
MA (Russian Language and Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2012). Teacher of Danish Language and Literature, Saint Petersburg University of Telecommunication, 2006. Assistant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of European Neighborhood and Russia, 2006-2009. With DIS since 2008.
Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Philology and French, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Studied French Literature at the University of Montpellier 1994-1995. Teacher of Danish to foreigners, mainly in private organizations, since 2002. With DIS since 2006.