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Claus Andersen

Claus Andersen

Hygge, Scandinavian Culture and Politics, literature, autofiction, Hans Christian Andersen, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Paul and Renate Madsen Professor of Scandinavian Studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-960-0971 Home page


  • What is hygge? What can we learn from this Scandinavian concept?
  • Why are Scandinavians so happy? Why do the Scandinavian countries always rank in the top of international surveys on happiness?
  • Is there socialism in Scandinavia?