HFMB10354U Cancelled FM Scandinavian Film & TV Elective, Fall
Elective Studies in Film and Media Studies, 2019, BA
The Scandinavian welfare society has a sophisticated cultural policy based on both the free market and public support. The film and television culture of Scandinavia is strong with institutions and traditions created to secure creative diversity for both national, Scandinavian and global audiences. 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. Dating back to the silent cinema era and through the birth of a modern film and television culture after 1945, Scandinavia has contributed significantly to our global cultural heritage.
The course offers an understanding of the creative forces behind film and television and of how Scandinavian society and culture has influenced the production. Lectures draw on sociological, cultural and aesthetic theory and cover subjects, such as national and global cinema, film and media policy, co-production, gender balance, film and television genre – and auteur theory. The course will focus on important film directors and the way they have reflected and influenced our understanding of Scandinavia – within and beyond borders. From Carl Th. Dreyer’s complex historical and religious dramas and Ingmar Bergman’s symbolic and psychological films – to the modern art cinema of Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismäki, Ruben Östlund and Bent Hamer. Moreover, the course will deal with typical examples of popular genres in Scandinavian cinema and television – e.g. how Scandinavian Public Service television has contributed to the local and global circulation of television drama.
At the examination, the student can demonstrate:
Knowledge and understanding of:
the historical development of Scandinavian film and TV
the interplay between social conditions, cultural policy and cultural production
selected theories about media genres, narrative forms and aesthetics.
describe and analyse the history, expressions, function and meaning of Scandinavian film and TV
identify, formulate and scientifically analyse relevant problems within Scandinavian film and TV and
apply selected theories and methods to scientific analysis of Scandi-navian film and TV.
reflect on the relevance and applicability of theories and methodolo-gies in relation to analysing Scandinavian film and TV
assess developments and works in a social, cultural and artistic per-spective.
The syllabus consists of 700 standard pages of course literature set by the lecturer and 300-500 standard pages chosen by the students and relevant to the topic chosen by them for the exam. The student’s syllabus must be ap-proved in advance by the lecturer.
- Class Instruction
Gueststudents from outside UCPH and UCPHstudents from outside the Humanities:
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentForm of exam: Take-home assignment, optional subject.
Scope: 11-15 standard pages.
The Exam will be conducted in English
- Exam registration requirements
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Conducted in the same manner as the original exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
- Course code
- 15 ECTS
- BachelorBachelor choice
- 1 semester
- Skema lægges udenfor blokstruktur
- Course capacity
- Study board
- Study Board of Media, Cognition and Communication
- Department of Media, Cognition and Communication
- Faculty of Humanities
- Kamel Benkaaba (5-7c727e767d5179867e3f7c863f757c)