Desiree M Ohrbeck
Focuses on selected novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by figures such as J.P. Jacobsen, Herman Bang, J.V. Jensen, Hans Kirk, Scherfig and Ditlevsen.
During Fall quarter 2013, this course will focus on contemporary Danish novels, that is novels written after 2010. The course is geared for advanced students in Danish language and is taught in Danish. The thematic focus will be identity and the family in contemporary Danish society.
The writers we will be reading in this course are Erling Jepsen's "Den Sønderjyske farm" (2013), Katrine Marie Guldager's "Den ny tid" (2013), Morten Brask`s "William Sidis perfekte liv" (2011), and Helle Helle`s "Dette burde skrives i nutid" (2011) newest novels.
Student learning goals
Further development of your Danish language, reading ability, knowledge of the novel as a genre. The skills are used in a context to understand contemporary Denmark and the Danish contemporary society.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading