JOLNES - Joint Learning in Northern European Studies

Hej alla,

nous faisons partie d'un réseau des départements d'études nordiques. Les cours suivants peuvent être pris par vous - mais vue les dates, il est probablement utile de les prendre au titre de l'année universitaire prochaine. Si vous avez envie à participer à l'un de ces cours, merci de me contacter en avance. Ces cours sont ouverts à ceux qui ont déjà fait des cours d'études nordiques - soit dans le cadre de notre licence études nord-européennes, de LIG, LEA ou bien en Master MEMI et similaire.



Courses summer 2021


Deadline 1 April 2021 via hello-jolnes[at]

Students with special needs are welcome to contact us before the course starts.

Course descriptions, ECTS (LP) and course/session times

Transnational Aspects of Finnish Literature

Viola Parente-Čapková, University of Turku

The course will address the issue on transnational, transcultural, multilingual and transborder aspects of Finnish literature through various case studies, analyzing the category of the “national“ and its place in the history of Finnish literature. 

The objective of the course is to make students acquainted with various aspects of Finland’s literature and culture in past and present, as well as to develop, in this particular context, a deeper analytical and methodological understanding of the category of “national“ literature and its role in the processes of formation of the discipline of literary history.

3 ECTS: study diary ca. 1/4 page per session (be it lecture or seminar) and active participation

4 ECTS: study diary ca. 1/4 page per session, a presentation and its written form, a paper of ca. 3 pages

5 ECTS: study diary ca. 1/2 page per session, a presentation and its written form, a paper of ca. 5-6 pages

6 ECTS: study diary ca. 1/2 page per session, a presentation and its written form, a paper of ca. 10 pages

Course language: English

Shortened course time 12 April - 21 May 2021,

hence 2 sessions/week:

Monday 10-12h,

Thursday 10-12h

One session per week will be "live" on Zoom,  the other will be a recorded lecture or an assignment of reading, writing and commenting on the virtual platform

Danish Manuscripts from the Middle Ages

Seán Vrieland, University of Copenhagen; Anja Ute Blode, University of Cologne

Reading and Working with Manuscripts: A basic module, focusing on palaeography, codicology, manuscript description and transcription.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have learned about the history of the book in Denmark and will become familiar with Danish-language manuscripts and text genres from the period 1250-1500. Students will develop skills in paleography and language in order to read Danish texts directly from manuscripts (via photographs) as well as skills in codicology in order to conduct independent analyses of manuscripts.


The course combines independent online learning, asynchronous group discussion and weekly instruction via Zoom. Students will be expected to prepare for the seminars by watching instructional videos, reading relevant assigned literature and participating in a group forum discussion. Two independent research assignments will furthermore be given in the first and second weeks to be delivered by the following session.

4 LP for participation and final presentation

6 LP if they want to hand in or do something in addition to this (this is then discussed individually).

Course language: English

15 April - 17 June 2021

Thursday 16:00 – 17:30 (Zoom)

HS Populärkultur in Skandinavien: Theorie, Historiographie, kulturwissenschaftliche Analyse

Stephan Michael Schröder, Universität zu Köln

Skandinavische Populärkultur ist nicht nur international erfolgreich, sondern es gibt auch Indizien dafür, dass sich der Diskurs über Populär-kultur in Skandinavien wesentlich z.B. vom deutschen unterscheidet.

In dem Seminar sollen zum ersten die kuranten und nicht ganz so kuranten kultur-wissenschaftlichen Forschungspositionen zur ‘Massenkultur’, ‚Kultur-industrie', ‘Populärkultur’ etc. diskutiert werden; zum zweiten soll die geschicht-liche Entwicklung der Populärkultur in Skandi-navien, ihre wichtigsten Formen und der Diskurs über diese verfolgt werden; zum dritten sollen populärkulturelle Phänomene kulturwissen-schaftlich analysiert werden.

Gute Lesekenntnisse in den skandinavischen Sprachen sind Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme.


6 LP bei Impulsreferat & Hausarbeit von 15-20 Seiten oder Äquivalent,

4 LP bei Impulsreferat oder Äquivalent,

3 LP bei bloßer Teilnahme

Course language: German

12 April – 23 July 2021

Wednesday 12:00-13:30 (Zoom)

(begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl)