“Reading Norway. Highlights of Norwegian literature” is open to all students who are interested in learning about Norwegian literary and cultural history, regardless of their study programme. The course offers an overview of Norwegian literature in English translation from the Viking age up till today. The course aims to put Norwegian literary works in the broader historical and cultural context of the development of European literature, and welcomes cross-cultural approaches.
At the end of the course, the candidate will have a general knowledge of key themes, authors and periods of Norwegian literature. The candidate will be able to put Norwegian works and authors in their respective historical period and to analyse a literary text in the light of its historical and cultural background, and to make comparisons with his or her own culture.