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.