NEW! The History and Literature of Iceland
4 sessions, 10 hours
Iceland has an outsized history and literature for its small size and remote location. In these PowerPoint-illustrated presentations, Dr. Gray explores the settlement, early government, era of subjugation, and startling modern emergence as a leader in literacy and publishing. Presentations include powerful selections from Icelandic writings that range from its medieval sagas to the work of its Nobel Prize winning author, Halldór Laxness. The presentations include a two-hour lecture period followed by a half hour for discussion that will be extended for those wishing to remain longer.
Instructor: Karen Gray, Ph.D., received her S.T.B. degree from Harvard Divinity School and her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh where her thesis was on “Religious Atheism in Contemporary Western Thought: A Christian Problem and a Buddhist Perspective.” She recently retired after 20 years with the Smithsonian Associates designing adult study tours. She has had a lifelong fascination with the world’s religions which she approaches with openness and from a scholarly perspective.
ILR339 The History and Literature of Iceland
4-Digit Number: 7881
Fri , 10am – 12:30pm, 4/6 – 4/27
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E123
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $89.00 Total: $129.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only