Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History

Gunilla Hermansson | University of Gothenburg
ORCID logoJens Lohfert Jørgensen | Aalborg University
ISBN 9789027207890 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027260543 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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How did Nordic culture become associated with the fuzzy brand “cool”, as by default? In Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History twenty-one scholars in collaboration question the seemingly natural fit between “Nordic” and “Cool” by investigating its variegated trajectories through literary history, from medieval legends to digital poetry. At the same time, the elasticity and polysemy of the word “cool” become a means to explore Nordic literary history afresh. It opens up a rich diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches within a regional framework and reveals hitherto unseen links between familiar and less familiar tracks and sites. Following diverse paths of “Nordic cool” in respect to – among other things – nature, survival, love, whiteness, style, economics, heroism and colonialism, this book challenges all-too-recognisable narratives, and underlines the sheer knowledge potential of literary historical research.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 15] 2020.  xix, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

DSB: Literary studies: general

Main BISAC Subject

LIT004250: LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Scandinavian
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020032622 | Marc record