For obvious reasons, water is an important ingredient in Nordic climate fiction, acting as melting ice, floods and torrential rain, which may explain why so many climate change books are covered in different shades of blue. However, Norwegian climate fiction has been blamed for being blue also in another sense, as melancholic and gloomy. Is this a fair depiction if we take into consideration popular writers such as Maja Lunde and Gert Nygårdshaug? How does “the blues” of Norwegian climate fiction work and affect readers?"
Sissel Furuseth is Professor of Nordic Literature at the University of Oslo and part of the OSEH working group.
About the event
The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 10-15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We will invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome, please feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee will be served.