Foul Play Nordic Style: Scandinavian Crime Fiction

When
Oct. 26–Dec. 14, 2021
Days vary, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Cost: General Admission $150 | Nordic Northwest Members $100
Where
Nordia House
8800 SW OLESON ROAD
PORTLAND, OREGON, 97223

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Join us for an eight-week workshop focusing on Nordic crime films and novels. Tom Birnie, instructor in Scandinavian Studies at Portland State University, is back to lead this one-of-a-kind course, in which we will learn about, discuss and savor several films and books from the northernmost reaches of Europe.

Nordic crime novels and films have attained an extraordinary international presence over the past three decades. Frequently addressing social issues, these allied genres investigate the troubling shadows lurking in what may at first glance be a perfect set of Scandinavian welfare states, where nothing can go wrong. Through examinations of corruption, exploitation, inequity and crooked politics, the reader/viewer is treated to superb studies of human character.

About the Instructor:

Thomas Birnie holds a Ph.D. in German Literature, with a doctoral minor in Scandinavian Studies, from the University of Washington. He has taught Scandinavian subjects at Portland State University since 1990 and is actively engaged in Nordic events locally.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Oct. 26
7pm–9pm
Nov. 2
7pm–9pm
Nov. 9
7pm–9pm
Nov. 16
7pm–9pm
Nov. 23
7pm–9pm
Nov. 30
7pm–9pm
Dec. 7
7pm–9pm
Dec. 14
7pm–9pm