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Out in the Cold:
The Scandinavian Murder Mystery
Margery Marcus

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: No one does cold weather and murder better than the Scandinavian writers who propel readers into a stark, cold landscape punctuated by blood and violence. While "Nordic Noir" came to worldwide attention with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy , the genre has a rich history stemming back five decades before to the Detective Martin Beck series by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. This lecture examines the appeal of Scandinavian Noir, focusing on the work of Sweden’s Henning Mankell, Denmark’s Jussi Adler-Olsen and Norway’s Karin Fossum and Jo Nesbo, among others. It looks at the cultural influences on Scandinavian crime fiction, and discusses the differences between American and Scandinavian Noir. The lecture also pays tribute to two popular television series based on works of "Nordic Noir," The Killing and The Bridge. Dr. Margery Marcus' lecture is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and features a handout of reading recommendations.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Margery Marcus retired from Broward County Public Schools after a long and successful teaching career. She has taught English at every grade level from middle school through graduate school, currently focusing on lecturing to adult audiences. Her career has been guided by a deep love of learning and a passion for literature which began when she read the very first page of Charlotte’s Web as a child. Her enthusiasm for sharing great stories told by great writers, motivates her to bring literature to life for her audiences. Dr. Marcus holds a BA in English, and a master's and doctorate in Education.

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
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$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

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Non-member - $35
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