Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

Ecocritical Approaches to Northern European Literatures and Cultures

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment

Nordic Narratives of Nature and the Environment is the first English language anthology that presents ecocritical research on northern European literatures and cultures. The contributors examine specifically Nordic narratives of nature and the environment, with a focus on the cultures and literatures of the modern northern European countries Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, including Sápmi, which is the land traditionally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people. Covering northern European literatures and cultures over a period of more than two centuries, this anthology provides substantial insights into both old and new narratives of nature and the environment as well as intertextual relations, the variety of cultural traditions, and current discourses connected to the Nordic environmental imagination. Case studies relating to works of literature, film, and other media shed new light on the role of culture, history, and society in the formation of narratives of nature and the environment, and offer a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of the most recent ecocritical research in Scandinavian studies.

A longer description is  available on the publisher’s website: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498561907/Nordic-Narratives-of-Nature-and-the-Environment-Ecocritical-Approaches-to-Northern-European-Literatures-and-Cultures.