World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and FantasySummer Course

Summer Study Tour
Isle of Man-York
Major Discipline(s)
History, Literature
Location
Location: Copenhagen
Available
Session 3
Credit(s)
4

In this course, we study the history, religion, and worldview of the pre-Christian Scandinavians as reflected in primary medieval texts and poems from the Viking Age. The course offers insights into the Viking Age in Scandinavia, both by reading original sources, and by examining the pop cultural echoes of the Viking world in the fiction and fantasy of today.

Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Religious Studies

Faculty

Janis Granger

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. (Scandinavian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1982). M.A. (Scandinavian Studies, UCLA, 1976). Lecturer in Danish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982-1984. With DIS Copenhagen since 1984.