Scandinavian literature studies literature written in the Scandinavian languages (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic and Faroese) from the perspectives of literary studies and literary history.
The special focus is on modernism, which arose in the 20th century, and subsequent contemporary literature, as well as Swedish-language literature in Finland. Research subjects include classics of Scandinavian literature, as well as marginalised works and authors, and the societal duties and significance of literature in different time periods in Scandinavia.
Focus areas for research include
- Modernism and postmodernism
- Contemporary literature
- Literature of minorities
- Study of prose and lyric poetry
- Styles and trends in Scandinavian literature
- Interrelations between literature and society