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Workshop: Nordic Noir, Geopolitics, and the North

Date: 4 & 5 October Time: 09:00 — 18:00 Location: Department of Media and Journalism, Building 5335, Room 295

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Thursday 4 October 2018, at 09:00 - Friday 5 October 2018, at 18:00

Norden’s dramatic television series – from Borgen to The Bridge to Occupied - currently serve as a
model for the rest of the world. Shaped by public service broadcasting
traditions which are rooted in providing social critique, these programmes
provide a rich reservoir of representation of how northern Europe sees itself.
With this in mind, this workshop will investigate the geopolitical implications
of the series within and beyond the region. Building on Saunders’ (2017) typology of geopolitical
television, we will bring together a group of scholars drawn from multiple
disciplines (media studies, screen studies, literature, cross-cultural
communication, geography, International Relations, Scandinavian studies ) to
examine how Norden’s television series build lifeworlds (Gavins & Lahey, 2016; Tischleder, 2017; Wolf, 2012), and the role that these
visually and textually produced imaginaries play in contemporary politics,
society, and culture. Following from the
research project ‘What Makes Danish TV Drama Travel?’ (FKK 2014-2018), we hope
to extend the discussion to a transdisciplinary space and build new
collaborative networks and research.


This workshop is supported by the ReNEW research programme
(Re-imagining Norden in an Evolving World) and organised by Pei Sze Chow (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Media Studies,
AU), Anne Marit Waade (Associate
Professor, Media Studies, AU), and
Robert A. Saunders (Professor, Farmingdale State College - SUNY; Visiting
Professor at Media Studies, AU, Fall 2018).


Open to all, but places are limited. To register, please contact Dr Pei Sze Chow at pschow@cc.au.dk.


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