Troy Storfjell

SCAN 321 2006


SCAN 321 Topics in Scandinavian Culture & Society: Nordic Colonialism

How has the colonial encounter transformed the societies of the colonizer and the colonized? What are the legacies of colonialism in postcolonial societies? How has colonialism structured the way we see and represent ourselves and others? This course investigates Nordic colonial enterprises, examining the relationship between the Scandinavian “center” and colonial peripheries ranging from the Arctic to the Caribbean, Africa, and India. We will also work with postcolonial criticism and theory, applying these approaches to our study of colonial and postcolonial cultures and literatures. INTC credit by approval.

Nordic Colonialism syllabus (MS Word document)