Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, facilitates a monthly bokprat, discussing Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life.
Join us in September to discuss Finnish journalist Anu Partanen's The Nordic Theory of Everything. Partanen moved from Finland to the United States in 2008 and in this book she writes about her experiences of American culture and how they compare to life in the Nordic region. She examines topics such as health care, gender equality, marriage, and education to illuminate the different norms and values between the United States and Nordic states.
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: Registered participants should secure their own copy of the featured book and have read it prior to the discussion. You will receive a link to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the group meeting.
Enrollment Deadline: September 17, 2020
Maren Anderson Johnson is assistant professor of Nordic Studies and Director of the Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies at Luther College. She teaches courses in Norwegian language and contemporary Nordic culture. Johnson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian language and literature from the University of Washington and B.A. in Norwegian language and literature from Pacific Lutheran University.