Perspectives on the Nordic
This collection owes its inception to the research initiative UiO: Nordic launched by the University of Oslo in 2014. Four of the chapters are written by PhD candidates in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Oslo.
About the book
"Nordic" can be a controversial and contested concept. Each of the nine contributors to this book casts a sympathetic but critical eye on the role this concept has played within the field of art. Starting from the premise that significant aspects of art and aesthetics complicate, and arguably even challenge, an understanding of "the Nordic" as a concept that is either "self-evident" or "important", the volume aims to provide a venue for sharing, elaborating and refining our understanding of the Nordic in relation to art-forms as varied as literature, the visual arts and films.