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COMM 4856/6856: Women & Film

A library guide for research on women & film.

Millennium Trilogy & Lisbeth Salander

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is comprised of the novels The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.  (These books are available at Memphis Public Library.)  The Swedish title of the first book in the series is Men Who Hate Women, indicating an important theme in the trilogy.  The Swedish film adaptation of the series has been an international success, and the

The story and the main character Lisbeth Salander are interpreted by some as embodying a feminist ethos.  Others disagree.  What do you think?