This article examines fantasies of race and place in Scandinavian children’s literature of the mid-1800s to early 1900s. Overtly fictionalized accounts of journeys to “fairy-tale landscapes” in the Scandinavian context take the form of “Journeys to the North”—in particular the “Journey to Lapland.” Although these narratives rest on a well-formed mythology of the North as a locus of fascination both imagined and encountered as well as on standard fairy-tale motifs and structures, they nonetheless constitute lessons on race, place, and identity for future modern subjects.
"Into the “Land of Snow and Ice”: Racial Fantasies in the Fairy-Tale Landscapes of the North,"
Narrative Culture: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/narrative/vol5/iss2/6