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13:15 - 13:55 7 March 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: Scandinavian crime fiction and the end of the welfare state


Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

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

Speaker information

Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature, UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Scandinavian crime fiction has in recent years enjoyed surprising success world-wide. The region, with its universal welfare states, is most commonly considered a very peaceful place, with low rates of corruption and crime and the highest levels of reported wellbeing in the world. Scandinavian crime fiction offers a bleaker and more complex image of life in these countries. This lecture will explore to what extent 'Nordic Noir' tells the story about the end of the Nordic Model in a global age.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


click here to watch the lecture live on the day at 1.15pm

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