Monday, September 09, 2013

Cine y Literatura nórdicos como alternativas de debate social/ Nordic Film and Literature as social debate alternatives

Andrew K. Nestingen
Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film and Social Change
University of Washington, Seattle, 2008, 326 pp
ISBN: 9780295988047

Scandinavian popular novels and films have flourished in the last thirty years. In Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia, Andrew Nestingen argues that the growth and visibility of popular culture have been at the heart of the development of heterogeneous “publics” in Scandinavia, in opposition to the homogenizing influence of the post-World War II welfare state. Novels and films have mobilized readers and viewers, serving as a preeminent site for debates over individualism, collectivity, national homogeneity, gender, and transnational relations.
Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia provides insight into the changing nature of civil society in Scandinavia through the lens of popular culture. Nestingen develops his argument through the examination of genres where the central theme is individual transgression of societal norms: crime films and novels, melodramas, and fantasy fiction. Among the internationally known writers and filmmakers discussed are Henning Mankell, Aki Kaurismäki, Lukas Moodysson, and Lars von Trier.


Introduction: Popular and Social Transformation in Scandinavian Fictions

1. The New Popular Culture: Popular Fictions and Their Publics
2. Medium Concept: Scandinavian Genre and Art Film Hybrids
3. The Melodrama of Demand: Cultural Politics of the Scandinavian Melodrama
4. Johanna Sinisalo's Monsters: Popular Culture and Heterogeneous Publics
5. Autobiography and the Police: Life Writing and Its Publics
6. The Burned-Out Policeman: Henning Mankell's Transnational Police Procedural



Andrew Nestingen is assistant professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington.


Cine y Literatura nórdicos, ámbitos poco frecuentados, no hacen vana la recuperación de esta obra, que contribuye al estudio de las alternativas de debate social producidas a través de lo literario y cinematográfico.
Está disponible en reciente edición Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2013, ISBN: 9783110294422

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