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With a twist on Vesterheim's monthly bokprat (book club) discussions of Scandinavian authors and Scandinavian life, join Dr. Maren Johnson, Luther College's Associate Professor of Nordic Studies and Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies Director, for a "TVprat" discussion of the acclaimed Norwegian TV series Okkupert (Occupied). Set in a future where Europe is in an energy crisis after Norway has opted out of oil and gas production because of their environmental impact, Russia and the rest of the European community respond to Norway’s dramatic decision. It follows the political, economic, and social implications this choice has for Norway and for Norwegian citizens. The show is a blend of science fiction and political imagination inspired by Norwegian crime fiction author Jo Nesbø. Join us for a lively evening to discuss the ten episodes of this show under the facilitation of Dr. Maren Johnson and students from Luther College's Nordic TV class. Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: Registrants should have viewed Season 1 of Occupied. When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive a link to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the discussion.
Enrollment Deadline: November 10, 2021
About the Instructor
Dr. Maren Johnson
Dr. 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.