Nordic noír

Here you will find all the content related to the category 'Nordic Noír' and all the materials from the transdisciplinary research workshop entitled 'Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North' held at Aarhus University in October 2018 and funded by ReNEW (the University Hub which also supports nordics.info). More content will be published over the coming weeks!

2019.03.29 | Video, Jaakko Seppälä, Media, Nordic Noír, Research

Style and meaning in Nordic Noir: Reimagining the welfare states

This presentation is from a transdisciplinary research workshop entitled Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North held at Aarhus University in October 2018.

Nordic crime fiction is a literary genre and a publishing phenomenon; it rides the wave of popular interest in the Nordic countries, but frequently criticises and undercuts notions of the welfare state.

2019.03.05 | Article, Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Literature, Media, Nordic Noír

Nordic crime fiction

Since 1990s, Nordic crime fiction has been a significant sub-genre within the global genre of crime fiction. Usually characterised by social realism, gloomy locations and morose detectives, crime novels and TV series from across the Nordic region provide puzzling mysteries and thrilling stories that use the crime plot to investigate the state of…

Longyearbyen, March 2018. Photo: Dina Brode-Roger.

2019.03.04 | The Quick Read, Dina Brode-Roger, Literature, Media, Region-building, Nordic Noír

The Arctic Imaginary

Few have been there and yet everyone has some image of what the Arctic is. For most people, it conjures up images of an extreme environment, white and cold. Or more recently, one of giant ice floes melting away as the impacts of climate change are felt twice as fast near the poles as anywhere else. Although these images may be grounded in some…

2019.03.01 | Video, Anna Estera Mrozewicz, Media, Nordic Noír, Research

Reimagining Nordic Eco-exceptionalism in the television series Occupied

This presentation is from a transdisciplinary research workshop entitled Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North held at Aarhus University in October 2018.

2019.03.01 | Video, Pia Majbritt Jensen, Media, Nordic Noír, Research

Why did the world fall in love with Danish TV drama?

This presentation is from a transdisciplinary research workshop entitled Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North held at Aarhus University in October 2018.

Isak and Even's love story from the third season of Shame when it became popular in Russia. Photo: Courtesy of NRK.

2019.02.28 | Article, Saara Ratilainen, Media, Culture, Gender, Nordic Noír, Research

Russian fans of Norwegian TV series Shame

Fans redefine geopolitical and gender-based boundaries: Shame [Skam], is a hit teen drama series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service in Norway. It ran for four seasons from 2015 to 2017 and became a global phenomenon through an active online fan culture. Remakes abound elsewhere, but Russian teens access Skam largely through social media…

2019.02.28 | The Quick Read, Robert A. Saunders, Nordic Noír, Media, Culture

The smart phone in Nordic noir TV series

The mobile phone, and more specifically the ‘smart’ phone, has emerged as a key visual, dramaturgical and narrative element of Nordic noir television over the past decade. The smart phone represents an integral part of the crime-solving toolkit, whether its user is an obsessive police officer, a nosy reporter, a witness or a (potential) victim.

2019.02.22 | Video, Johannes Riquet , Media, Culture, Nordic Noír, Research

Cold Bodies: The geopolitics of ice in recent arctic cinema

This presentation is from a transdisciplinary research workshop entitled Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North held at Aarhus University in October 2018.

2019.02.22 | Video, Saara Ratilainen, Media, Culture, Gender, Nordic Noír, Research

Russian fans interacting with Nordic television series (the case of Shame)

This presentation is from a transdisciplinary research workshop entitled Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North held at Aarhus University in October 2018.

Foto: Tine Harden © DR.DK Pressefotos

2019.02.15 | Article, Susanne Eichner, Media, Culture, Nordic Noír, Research

Popularity of Nordic noir TV series in Germany

Nordic TV drama series remain an audience success in Germany and are highly regarded by critics. The reasons for this ongoing popularity can be found in the general accessibility of Nordic television in Germany, the existing success of the Nordic noir genre in crime literature, and in the specific form of narration and aesthetics of the series. In…

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