The Scandinavian Area Studies emphasis in the Master of Arts program in the Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington is intended to allow the student to focus on a specific area emphasis in addition to the establishment of a level of competence and understanding in the central literature core of the Department's program. As with the graduate student's overall program, the M.A. reading list is ultimately the responsibility of the individual student and should be finalized in consultation with the student's advisory committee. The reading list consists of literature from the national literatures of Scandinavia and an area studies list in the student's specific area of emphasis: (l) Folklore and Mythology, (2) History or (3) Politics.
Area Studies Emphasis: Folklore and Mythology
Dumezil, George, The Gods of the Ancient Norsemen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.
Puhvel, Jaan, Comparative Mythology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
Turville-Petre, E.O.G., Myth and Religion of the North. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1964.
Honko, L. Laaksonen, P., (eds), Trends in Nordic Tradition Research Chapters I-IV. Helsinki, 1983.
Kvideland R., Sehmsdod H., Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend. Bloomingon: Indiana University Press, 1988.
______________, Nordic Folklore: Recent Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
Schon, Ebbe, Folklore och litteratur i Norden. Stockholm: Carlssons, 1987
Dorson, Richard, Handbook of American Folklore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983.
Daun, Ake, Ehn Billy, Bland-Sverige. Stockholm: Carlsson, 1988.
Twenty articles from the following journals:
- Ethnolog ia Scandinovica
- Jounal of American Folklore
- Scandinavian Studies (Folklore issue, 1989)
- Northwest Folklore