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09:00 - 17:30 24 November 2010

Literature, Welfare and Wellbeing: The poetics of the Scandinavian welfare state


5th floor | The Wellcome Collection (link Map)
183 Euston Road | London | NW1 2BE |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

This symposium aims to take the first steps towards a formulation of 'the poetics of the Scandinavian welfare state' by considering the multiple ways in which post World War II Scandinavian fiction is intertwined with the welfare state. This entails a double engagement with how post-War fiction has dealt thematically with the welfare state's new types of people, milieux, mentalities, social formations, languages and conceptions of wellbeing and how this fiction in turn has been compelled towards formal renovation by the challenge of the welfare state.


Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
+44 (0)20 7679 3178 | j.stougaard-nielsen@ucl.ac.uk


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