Scandinavian crime fiction and the end of the welfare state (7 Mar 2013) by UCL Sound published on 2013/03/19 15:53:15 +0000 Lunch Hour Lectures - Spring 2013 Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature, UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society Scandinavian crime fiction has in recent years enjoyed surprising success world-wide. The region, with its universal welfare states, is most commonly considered a very peaceful place, with low rates of corruption and crime and the highest levels of reported wellbeing in the world. Scandinavian crime fiction offers a bleaker and more complex image of life in these countries. This lecture explores to what extent 'Nordic Noir' tells the story about the end of the Nordic Model in a global age. Listen to more Lunch Hour Lectures from this series: http://soundcloud.com/uclsound/sets/lunch-hour-lectures-spring-2013 UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at ucl.ac.uk.