Idea of North: Mythmaking and Identities

Frances Fowle (Editor), Marja Lahelma (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

The articles in this volume shed light on mythical conceptualisations of the North and northern identities from various perspectives relating to art and visual culture in the Nordic countries, Scotland, and Canada. The authors examine revivals and assimilations of the North, taking into consideration issues such as mythical origins, spiritual agendas, and notions of race and nationalism, tackling also those aspects of northernness that attach themselves to politically sensitive issues.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Birch and the Star
Number of pages88
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-94-1658-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Nordic
  • symbolism
  • nineteenth-century art
  • European art history
  • Celtic Revival
  • National identity
  • Mythology


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