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DANISH 310 A: Topics in Danish Short Prose

Meeting Time: 
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 254
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Marianne T. Stecher

Syllabus Description:

DAN 310:   This course explores Danish culture through various media, including films and short texts.    It is geared for intermediate or advanced students of Danish; the course is taught in Danish. 

In Fall quarter 2019, we will explore the idea of "EVENTYR"  (meaning both "fairy tale" and "adventure" in the Danish language) in Danish literature and film.   We will read a few of H.C. Andersen's famous "eventyr" in Danish and watch and discuss film adaptations.   We will also read some of the original FOLKE-EVENTYR (Folktales), collected in rural Denmark in the 19th-century, that inspired H.C. Andersen and other tale tellers.  Then we will look at fairy tale film adaptions (both Danish and American) and see how the "eventyr" have been adapted to the cinematic medium and how this has changed the form and the experience of "eventyr."  Finally, we will take a look at contemporary Danish graphic novels and interpretations of classic and Andersenian fairy tales.

It is course requirement for Danish majors and it is open to all graduate students in Scandinavian Studies, as well as to access auditors who speak Danish.   It is also open to any UW students who are native or near-native speakers.

The class will be taught in the format of a 'discussion group' facilitated by the professor as well as by student-led discussions.   VELKOMMEN til dansk 310!

Please contact Professor Marianne Stecher (marianne@uw.ed) if you have ANY questions about joining the course.

Catalog Description: 
Focuses on the fairy tale and story, with selections by Bicher, H.C. Andersen, Bang, Blixen, and others.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:22pm