May 18, 2011
Director of Stieg Larsson films Daniel Alfredson to visit UW
Fans of author Stieg Larsson and Scandinavian crime fiction, take note: Daniel Alfredson is scheduled to speak at the UW on Wednesday, May 25.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read an April 13 UW Today story about Nestingen and the book about Scandinavian crime fiction that he recently co-edited.