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.’
This course includes a course-integrated Study Tour within Denmark! Read more about Study Tours.