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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2004

ANT 324L • Cotemporary Danish Culture-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
26655 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
RAS 213
HIMMELSTRUP

Course Description

Scandinavia has over the past decade experienced a change in cultural politics. Earlier, the role of the welfare state was to ensure artistic freedom and cultural democracy, but today the intrinsic value of culture and the arts is being challenged by more economic and management criteria. During this course, we will discuss the Scandinavian in cultural policy and include current discussions and hot topics in especially Danish cultural politics. Furthermore, the course reviews the cultural institutions in Denmark, their history and their functions.

The course offers moreover an overview of what is going on in cultural life in Denmark today. We will examine the state of Danish literature, film, theatre and music and read, watch and listen to excerpts from contemporary culture. We will among other things discuss the concept of Dogme and watch some of the successful movies of the past decade.

Texts

Peter Duelund (ed.): The Nordic Cultural Model. A reader will be available at the beginning of the course.

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