Discipline: Literature

Philosophy of Happiness

From cradle to grave, we all encounter trials and opportunities for growth. But do we seize upon these openings to evaluate life at its core? Through the lens of Danish and French philosophy and literature, this…

Philosophy of Happiness

Travel Writing

Travelers write. Whether in the form of postcards, blogs, or articles, writing serves to anchor memory and process difference, making foreign experience understandable to us and accessible to others. In this course, you draw on your…

Travel Writing, Study Tour to Croatia

Postcolonial Europe: Narratives, Nationalism, and Race

This course examines European colonial narratives and how they continue to inform current discourses of immigration, culture, and race in Europe. A comparative approach in this course allows for a deconstruction of national narratives of exceptionalism,…

Postcolonial Europe

Good Life, The

In this course, we examine the foundations of ‘the good life’ as they surface in Danish and French philosophy, with a particular focus on human freedom and the search for meaning, fulfillment, and happiness. While external…

DIS Copenhagen Summer course. The Good Life: Philosophy of Happiness icon

Nordic Mythology

The religion and worldview of the pre-Christian Scandinavians is reflected in the mythology preserved in medieval texts and poems from the Viking Age. This course is based on readings of these primary texts and the Icelandic…

Nordic Mythology, summer study abroad at DIS Copenhagen

World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy

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,…

World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy, summer elective course at DIS Stockholm

Power of Women in the Viking Age

In this course, we focus on the representations of women in the Viking world. The idea of strong Viking women is explored in numerous ways including the question of gender and the sphere between male and…

Power of Women in the Viking Age, DIS Stockholm, summer course