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Swedish Literature in Translation: 1880s – 1940s

Immense social, economic, and political change occurred in Sweden as the country evolved from an impoverished agrarian backwater to a social democratic industrial powerhouse. Who were the leading writers of this significant era of Swedish authorship and how did they reflect Swedish society? In this class, taught by instructor Gregg White, students will read excerpts from the writings of a dozen Swedish authors, each representing one of the major movements in Swedish literature in these six important and creative decades. All readings are in English and course materials will be emailed prior to class.