Denmark, Aarhus

Images of Scandinavia: Film, Crime Fiction and Aesthetic Culture

when 12 August 2013 - 30 August 2013
duration 3 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

What is Scandinavia and what does the region have to offer from the point of view of art and cul-ture? These are the key concerns of this Summer School. The Summer School is divided into five parts (each of which consists of three days of intensive teaching) that cover five major areas of questioning and offer a wide range of images of Scandinavia: Film, Crime fiction, Sound & Vision, Literary classics, Traits of classics. We look at the major contributions of Scandinavian cinema, literature and art with emphasis on the present, but also with a historical perspective, and we consider the way they reflect Scandi-navia and at the same time address matters of global concern. Each part of the summer school will critically discuss the concept of Scandinavia from its particular angle. There will be a special emphasis on Scandinavian cinema (Dogme, Lars von Trier, Bergman etc.) and Scandinavian crime fiction (Mankell, television series such as The Killing etc.), but the summer school will also deal with Scandinavian classics (Ibsen, Kierkegaard, Strindberg etc.), the contemporary scene of
• Film
• Crime Fiction
• Sound and Vision
• Literary Classics
• Traits of Culture art, design, architecture and music (including excursions to museums and concerts), and traits of culture that are particular to the Scandinavian region.

Course leader

Dan Ringgaard, Aarhus University

Target group

Master students

Course aim

After attending the course, students will be able to:

• produce an independent, well-organised and coherent analysis of literary or non-literary linguistic practice or cultural or media expression

• demonstrate sound understanding of different theoretical texts and combine and integrate different methods in analysing a topic

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.