CFP: Scandinavian Crime Fiction in the 21st Century


Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

May 6-9, 2015 Columbus, Ohio

STREAM 2: Scandinavian Crime Fiction in the 21st Century

In recent years, the international interest in Scandinavian crime fiction has grown tremendously. Authors like Stieg Larsson, Camilla Läckberg, Karin Fossum, Jo Nesbø , Arnaldur Indriðason, Leena Lehtolainen, and Jussi Adler-Olsen – together with television series like The Bridge and Wallander, and films like Insomnia and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – are now familiar to readers and viewers over the world. For many people crime fiction is an important source of knowledge about Scandinavia today. Additionally, crime fiction is a growing and important topic of academic research and teaching, something that has also been shown by the number and popularity of crime fiction panels at previous SASS conferences. This stream wants to bring together Scandinavian Studies scholars with a wide range of approaches…

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