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Trolls in the Nordic Imagination: Scary, Clumsy, and Lovable


National Nordic Museum Ballard
Thurs Dec 13, 2018, 7 pm


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Recommended by Rich Smith

Lotta Gavel-Adams, professor emeritus of Swedish studies at the University of Washington, promises a "short, snappy, entertaining" lecture on contemporary depictions of Scandinavian forest trolls, and I am, as they say, here for this. In recent films and novels from the region, the Swedes and Finns have apparently expanded the emotional universe of these gangly fantasy creatures to include expressions of clumsiness and lovableness, which tells us a little something about the culture that dreams up these creatures. The lecture is the second installment of what will hopefully be many boozy talks at the Nordic Museum.

National Nordic Museum

2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Wed-Sun, 10 am-5 pm

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  • Wed-Sun, 10 am-5 pm
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  • Thurs Dec 13, 2018, 7 pm