People / Faculty

Permanent Faculty

Mark Sandberg

Professor of Film & Media, Professor of Scandinavian Studies

Specialty areas

Comedy, Pre-cinematic visual culture, Scandinavian cinema, Serial television, Silent film history.

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6408 Dwinelle Hall

Wednesdays, 1-2pm (via Zoom); Thursdays, 12-1pm


t: (510) 642-0927


Much of Mark Sandberg’s research has to date dealt mostly with late nineteenth-century visual culture and silent film as a medium. Other interests in Scandinavian cinema history and auteurs (Sjöstrom, Stiller, Dreyer, Bergman, von Trier) and contemporary serial television. He regularly teaches undergraduate courses on Film History, Silent Film Comedy, Serial Television, and Scandinavian auteurs. Recent graduate seminars have included topics such as Film Historiography, Pre-Cinema/Para-Cinema, and Cinema and Architecture. His current Film & Media research includes projects on the history and theory of location shooting and on seriality and trauma fictions in contemporary culture. Mark Sandberg also holds a joint appointment with the UCB Department of Scandinavian. 


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