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Discover the Nordic Noir Genre with Dr. James Kaplan

Professor James Kaplan will share how Scandinavian crime thrillers offer readers a new way of experiencing Scandinavian culture and heritage. Dr. Kaplan, a professor emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will offer a background on the Påskekrim tradition, which is the tradition of watching or reading stories about crime during Easter, as well as an overview of popular Scandinavian crime novels including how these books fit into the context of current social, political and economic concerns in Scandinavia.
Dr. Kaplan will also highlight films based on Nordic thrillers that are available on DVD and via streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. This event is offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Admission is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Find a Performance Near You!

Bagley Public Library
Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 pm

Hawley Public Library
Wednesday, September 25 at 4:00 pm

Moorhead Public Library
Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm

Breckenridge Public Library
Monday, September 30 at 6:30 pm

Gonvick LINK Site
Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 pm


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