LINGUIST List 32.759

Mon Mar 01 2021

Books: Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History: Hermansson, Jørgensen (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Feb-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History: Hermansson, Jørgensen (eds.)
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Title: Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History
Series Title: FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures 15
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/fillm.15

Editor: Gunilla Hermansson
Editor: Jens Lohfert Jørgensen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260543 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260543 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260543 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207890 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207890 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207890 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

How did Nordic culture become associated with the fuzzy brand “cool”, as by default? In "Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History" twenty-one scholars in collaboration question the seemingly natural fit between “Nordic” and “Cool” by investigating its variegated trajectories through literary history, from medieval legends to digital poetry. At the same time, the elasticity and polysemy of the word “cool” become a means to explore Nordic literary history afresh. It opens up a rich diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches within a regional framework and reveals hitherto unseen links between familiar and less familiar tracks and sites. Following diverse paths of “Nordic cool” in respect to – among other things – nature, survival, love, whiteness, style, economics, heroism and colonialism, this book challenges all-too-recognisable narratives, and underlines the sheer knowledge potential of literary historical research.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
Language Family(ies): North Germanic

Written In: English (eng)

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