Norway is often referred to as one of the best places on earth to be a mother. Why? In this course, we will read and write about how mothers and fathers are depicted in a variety of sources, including short stories, poems, newspaper articles, a feminist tract, a film, and a reality television episode. All of these works –taken from the period between 1885 and 2015 grapple with the themes, philosophies, and social constructs of the modern Norwegian family. Sources will be in Norwegian.