125 Norwegian Folklore and Folk Narrative
Students study Norwegian folk narratives considered in historical and cultural contexts. Texts include traditional fairy tales and legends from 19th-century nation-building, collected by Asbjørnsen, Moe, and others, as well as nation-keeping folklore (riddles, jokes, and stories) in World War II-occupied Norway and modern urban legends. Students write a fairy tale and study the functions of folklore through classic articles, lectures, and discussion. Taught in English. Offered periodically.