Scandinavian Crime FictionSummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Location: Stockholm
Session 1

Why is Scandinavian crime fiction so popular? Is it the terse language or the Nordic landscape? Is it that the protagonists are anti-heroes, feminists, or outsiders? What makes these novels so appealing? In this course, we study Nordic crime fiction in which the most fantastic murders take place, dark secrets are exposed, and the validity of the Scandinavian welfare state and lifestyle is questioned.


Anna Cavallin

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Department of Literature, Stockholm University, 2016). M.A. (Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, 1999). Instructor at the Department of Gender Studies at Stockholm University (2010-2013, 2015-current) as well as the 'Gender in Swedish Culture and Society' course at The Swedish Program from 2008-2016. Fields of research interest include gender perspectives in cultural studies, Swedish and international literature, and history. With DIS since 2016.