Don Sandy will explain why and how the Jamestown region became so Swedish.Jeffrey Kroon holds an academic degree in English and has studied and traveled extensively in Sweden.With the renowned author Hans Christian Andersen as our springboard, this Travel Study program in Denmark will take full advantage of field trips, walking tours and hands-on exploration of place and space.While the title of the program is "In the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen," we will also have ample opportunity to follow in the footsteps of writers such as Karen Blixen, Ludvig Holberg, Peter Hoeg and others whose legacy can be seen and felt within Copenhagen or a short distance therefrom.In this course the term “literature” will be loosely defined in order to include several types of narratives, including film and oral folk tradition.In turn, we will examine many of the cultural and intellectual movements from which these texts sprung, thereby providing a context for our study of “The Outsider in Scandinavian Literature.” As this 5-unit course fulfills The Writing II Requirement, please be advised that the time commitment necessary to complete the course requirements will be substantial.One can learn about Swedish language, their unique folk costumes in life size, as well as on miniature dolls and how to search family genealogy.
In addition, we will dive into the deep end of the latest wave of Nordic crime literature, including novels by Mankell, Larsson, Nesbø and Rosenfeldt.
While the countries of Scandinavia have extreme differences, they do have some common cultural, geophysical and historical threads.
Without implying that certain principles apply to all art and design in this area, this article gives an overview of the influences and state of art and design in the Nordic countries.
Designers today constantly draw inspiration from history, consciously and unconsciously.
Being aware of that history and knowing what has come before in your field can help you better convey the meaning in your work and forge deeper connections to your environment (artistic, social, political, etc.).