Scandinavian Film and Television

 

In many ways Scandinavian film and television is a global cultural brand, connected with and exporting some of the cultural and social values connected to a liberal and progressive welfare society. This course deals with the social, institutional and cultural background of film and television in Scandinavia and in a broader European and global context.

Scandinavian Film and Television course commitment 3-5 hours/week

Week 1: Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television Culture: Main Trends

Scandinavian cinema and the welfare state
Scandinavian cinema: trends and international impact
Scandinavian television culture

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Week 2: Carl Th. Dreyer and the Classical Scandinavian Cinema

The establishing of early cinema in Scandinavia
The golden age of Swedish cinema and Dreyer
Sound film and Dreyer’s career as filmmaker

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Week 3: Ingmar Bergman: Between Classicism and Modernism

Bergman and the modern art cinema
Bergman’s film: Themes and style
Chamber films, Persona and the influence of Strindberg

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Week 4: Lars von Trier and Dogma 95Scandinavian Film and Television

Lars von Trier: The Early Years
Dogma 95
Lars von Trier: The later years

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Week 5: Scandinavian New Wave Cinema

Birth of new wave cinema
Scandinavian new wave: Main tendencies
Scandinavian new wave auteurs

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Week 6: Scandinavian Art Film and Social Drama after 1990

And the Winner is … Scandinavian heritage films
Contemporary Scandinavian Film succes
Modern Scandinavian art films

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Week 7: The Scandinavian Documentary

Discovering reality on film: The early documentary
A new look at reality: The modern Scandinavian documentary
Documentary in a global and digital world

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Week 8: Scandinavian Television Drama 1960-2000

A medium for education: Early television drama
The birth of modern television drama
Stories by instalment: Television and serial narratives

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Week 9: Scandinavian Television Drama After 2000

Scandinavian television drama after the millennium
Danish public service television drama in the 2000s
Scandi-Crime and Nordic Noir

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Week 10: Transnational Scandinavia: Scandinavian Film and Television in the Global and Digital Era

The birth of a global online culture
Is Nordic globally cool?
Towards new horizons: Transnational futures

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