UW Today

May 18, 2011

Director of Stieg Larsson films Daniel Alfredson to visit UW

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Fans of author Stieg Larsson and Scandinavian crime fiction, take note: Daniel Alfredson is scheduled to speak at the UW on Wednesday, May 25.

Director Daniel Alfredson at work.

Director Daniel Alfredson at work.

Alfredson directed film versions of the second and third installments of Larssons Millenium trilogy: The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Alfredson will talk about his work in a regularly scheduled class: Crime Scenes: Investigating the Cinema and its Cultures. Andrew Nestingen, an associate professor of Scandinavian Studies, and Eric Ames, an associate professor of Germanics, teach the class. It will meet  from1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in 134 Sieg.

Scandinavian crime fiction predates the wildly popular Larsson novels, some 43 million of which have been sold so far. The genre goes back to at least the mid-1960s as a platform for exploration of social issues. Such fiction has also has become a focus of Nestingen’s research.

If you wish to attend either class, please send a note to uwscand@uw.edu.

Read an April 13 UW Today story about Nestingen and the book about Scandinavian crime fiction that he recently co-edited.