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NORDIC NOIR ADAPTATIONS

Comparative Literature 313B - Spring 2020

The past decade has seen an unprecedented passion for crime fiction, film and TV originating in the Nordic countries, such as Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the TV series The Killing and The Bridge. Before they are distributed in the US, Scandinavian cultural progducts undergo a degree of adaptation via tactics ranging from translation to subtitling, to the creation of complete remakes. Many of these works are also subject to transmedial adaptation, from the page to the screen, for example. In this course, we will use Nordic noir as a vibrant case study to consider the theoretical implications of adaptations across media and across cultures. In workshops, students will also gain exposure to the practical side of adaptation. No knowledge of Scandinavian languages is required to enroll.
Course Attributes: BU HumFA HUMAR HUM

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NORDIC NOIR ADAPTATIONS
INSTRUCTOR: Ross
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