Updated: 3/6/12

SCAND 151

Introduction to 19th- and 20th-Century

Finnish Literature and Culture

Winter 2012

Prof. Andrew Nestingen
Office: Raitt Hall 305P
Office Hours:
Tel. 543-0643
Email: akn@uw.edu

 

Purpose of Webpage

 

The webpage outlines the course schedule, furnishes links for lecture notes and discussion questions, and provides announcements, changes, and links related to the course. Lecture notes and discussion questions are listed by date and lecture title; each link will bring you directly to the lecture notes or relevant discussion questions. Notes and questions will be posted by Monday at the beginning of each week. You’ll be able to determine that the notes and questions are in place by the color of the link: red indicates they're in place, white they're not.

 

Course Syllabus

 

Please download a PDF file of the course syllabus by clicking here, and bring it to class on the first day. The course syllabus is also included at the beginning of the Course Reader.

 

 

 

Course Announcements

 

 

Course Schedule and Notes

 

 

 Week 1: Locating Finland

 

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1/3

Course Introduction

"Finlandia" Discussion and Key Ideas and Themes for Course

Th.

1/5

Lecture:Language, Mythology, Oral Poetry

 

Week 2: The Blue Heaven

 

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1/10

Lecture: Country and City

Th.

1/12

Lecture: A Satiric Nature

 

Week 3:Mighty Memory

 

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1/17

Lecture: The Kalevala Process

 

Writing #1 Prompts

Th.

1/19

Weather Cancellation

 

Week 4:Oppression's Yoke

 

T.

1/24

Lecture: The First Finnish Novel

Th.

1/26

Lecture: Finland at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

 

Week 5: Thou Hast Thrown Off They Slavery

 

T.

1/31

Lecture: The Finnish Civil War

Th.

2/2

Lecture: Väinö Linna and History

 

Week 6: Thou Never Liest

 

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2/7

Viewing: Aki Kaurismäki's Ariel (1989)

Exam #1 Review Sheet

Th.

2/9

Lecture: Aki Kaurismäki's Workers

 

Week 7: The Skylark Calls

 

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2/14

Exam #1

Th.

2/16

Lecture: Children and Society

 

Week 8: The Skylark Calls/The Powers of Night

 

T.

2/21

Lecture: A Finn-Family Moomintroll History

 

Writing #2 Prompts

Th.

2/23

Viewing: Fire and Ice

 

Week 9: The Powers of Night

 

T.

2/28

Lecture: C.G. Mannerheim, Man and Myth

Th.

3/1

Viewing: Rare Exports

Discussion of Writing #2

 

Week 10: Thy Morning's Come

 

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3/6

Special Visitor: Carl Rahkonen (Finlandia Foundation Lecturer of the Year)

Discussion: Rare Exports and Finnish Cinema

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3/8

Exam #2 Study Sheet

 

Exam #2