NOR 224: (Topics) Murder Nordic Style

The “whodunit” is an entertaining way to spend a lazy evening in front of a fireplace, hot chocolate within handy reach.  But what is it that makes these novels so engaging, and what can we learn about the society that produces them?  In this course we examine contemporary Nordic society through the lens of detective and crime fiction, tracing changes in societal concerns throughout the development of the genre at the same time as we examine the structure and aesthetics of what makes a good crime novel.