Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’

Notable literature and a study-abroad course took 20 students in Creative Writing 395 — “Norwegian Literature From Trolls to Thor, Ibsen and Noir” — through remarkable reads and stunning sights in Norway and Iceland. 

Starting in March, students took Juliet Giglio’s class to follow a literary history of Norwegian authors beginning with Norse mythology and folklore and moving to the likes of Henrik Ibsen and Jo Nesbo.

The physical journey in May took the students from Scandinavian fjords to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, on trains and aboard ships, with plenty of striking scenery to enjoy. Highlights included opportunities “walk the streets of Harry Holes, explore Ibsen’s home, peer into the Viking ships and enjoy an Oslo Opera House performance” in Norway, then a chance to “look for trolls, climb Floiban and tour Edvard Grieg’s Troldhaugen” in Iceland, according to the course description. Read More via Oswego.

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