NORW 246: Edvard Munch and Nordic Literature

The Sick Child 1907 Edvard Munch 1863-1944 

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch not only painted one of the world’s most famous paintings (“The Scream”), he also produced a remarkable body of psychological and expressionist artworks from the 1880s to the 1930s. This course uses Munch’s art as a window onto Nordic literature in a period of transition from naturalism to modernism. Students explore the work of writers with significant connections to Munch, investigating the interplay between art and literature in fin-de-siècle Scandivavia. Offered periodically. Also counts toward Nordic studies concentration.