Knowledge on the Nordics

Iceland: Uncovering the past in Nordic Literature with Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir

March 16, 2021 Season 3 Episode 4
Knowledge on the Nordics
Iceland: Uncovering the past in Nordic Literature with Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir
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Listen to this podcast if you are interested in finding out more about:

  • Contemporary Icelandic literature to read in English translation;
  • Currents in Icelandic and Nordic literature on rewriting the past;
  • The exoticising of Iceland and the North; and,
  • Nordic noir as a category in literature and film.

Join the editor of nordics.info, Nicola Witcombe on her fourth virtual visit around the Nordic countries in the podcast series The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from the Region. Gunnþórunn and Nicola spoke on 24th February 2021 when they were frequently interrupted by earthquakes.

The 5th in the series is with  Lill-Ann Körber, Professor at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University in Denmark about Nordic postcolonialism, amongst other things.

Find out more on nordics.info.

Sound credits : freesound.org.  

The 2008 banking crisis in Iceland and Ireland
Memory studies and literature
Examples of Icelandic literature
Forgetting as well as remembering
Criticism of the Nordic noir term
Is Nordic noir just a marketing tool?
Iceland as exotic
Consistent narrative in the strive for independence and postcolonialism