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Nordisk film i världen: New Nordic Cinema (with a touch of literature)

  • Språk- och litteraturcentrum, Absalon A129b (map)

You are warmly welcome to this research seminar focusing on Nordic film and television of the past two decades, with particular emphasis on works that have gained international circulation and attention. Presentations and discussions will primarily highlight narrative, aesthetic and cultural aspects of these works, aiming to discern challenges, perspectives and possibilities for further studies of contemporary New Nordic Cinema cultures.


  • Welcome and introduction

  • Anders Marklund, Lund University, Nordic Film and TV Adaptations: Festivals, Awards and Circulation

  • Sophie Wennerscheid, University of Copenhagen: Nature, Humans and Technology in Contemporary Nordic Film and Literature

  • Jaakko Seppälä, University of Helsinki: On the Functions of Nordic Noir Stylistic Devices

  • Eva Novrup Redvall, University of Copenhagen: Screenwriting and Storytelling for Children and Young Audiences

  • Ove Solum, University of Oslo: Certain Tendencies in modern Norwegian Cinema, Cultural and Aesthetic aspects

  • Matthias Bauer, University of Flensburg: POV, Narration and Empathy

  • Helle Kannik Haastrup, University of Copenhagen: Complex Characters & Storytelling in New Nordic Art House Cinema

  • New Nordic Cinema: Concluding discussion/remarks

The research seminar is arranged through a collaboration between Centre for Scandinavian Studies Copenhagen – Lund, Film Studies (both from the Centre for Languages and Literature) and Föreningen Norden.