In Europe, historical atrocities of colonialism and practices of imperialism have often been marginalized in national narratives and collective memory. This is no less true of the Nordic countries where repercussions of the colonial past are often overshadowed by contemporary notions of international benevolence and welfare for all. With the former Danish West Indies, Greenland, and the Sápmi region (Norway, Finland, Sweden, Russia) as case studies, this course deconstructs European and Nordic narratives of equality, innocence, and racial blindness as evident in literature and the visual arts, popular culture, advertising, education, and mainstream historical accounts.
Related Discipline(s)This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies