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Nordic Noir

Bente de Grey

Course Title: Nordic Noir

Course Code: WMD15B19

Start Date: 15/02/2020

Day of the Week:
  • Saturday

Session: All Day

Length in weeks: 1

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Extra Information: An extra £6 for non-members

Price: £

What makes this genre different from other crime fiction? We will concentrate on women crime writers as well as some lesser known writers, some ex police inspectors. We will discuss why these writers write such thrilling and explicitly violent novels. Is it the Scandinavian psyche, our dark and dingy winter months or the legacy of playwright Strindberg and the painter Edward Munch? Do the female writers concentrate more on psychological terror than the sheer violence? What drives these writers to create such dastardly deeds in fiction? After all, the crime rate, particularly violent crimes, are rare in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

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