Global Media – Danish Film & Television in a Global Context
145 001 | CCN: 21806
Location: Dwinelle 142
Date and Time: TU, TH 2:00pm - 3:29pm
The goal of the course is to understand recent Danish production in the context of global cultural flows, and understand how production from the edges—the challenging positionality of a small national cinema/television—has certain affordances that allow for an exploration of issues such as identity (racial, ethnic, national, gender, individual/group) and transgression that might otherwise be constrained. Rather than focus on the films of a particular director, which one often does in “auteur centered” classes or on films clustered around a particular topic, such as childhood, in this class we take a deliberately broad approach to the development of recent film and television in Denmark, using the concept of “transgression” as a unifying trope for our discussions. The course focuses on several important developments in newer Danish film and television, with an emphasis on Danish cinema starting with the Dogme movement of the early 1990s.