Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Danish Television Drama

Global Lessons from a Small Nation

Editors: Waade, Anne Marit, Redvall, Eva Novrup, Jensen, Pia Majbritt (Eds.)

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  • Includes a range of authors from a variety of countries and disciplines, offering multiple points of entry for scholars interested in television drama, small nation film and television cultures, production, distribution and reception in a digital and global media landscape
  • Offers unique insights from both scholarly, industry and audiences voices and analysis based on on rich empirical studies including interviews with sellers, buyers, producers, distributors, bloggers and viewers, as well as fieldwork at television markets and industry events 
  • Analyses the many different reasons behind the unexpected success of Denmark as a small nation production culture and explores the global impact of this development in relation to issues such as audience engagement, digital distribution, and adaptation in many diverse markets 
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This book explores how to understand the international appeal of Danish television drama and Nordic Noir in the 2010s. Focusing on production and distribution as well as the series and their reception, the chapters analyse how this small nation production culture was suddenly regarded as an example of best practice in the international television industries, and how the distribution and branding of particular series – such as Forbrydelsen/The Killing, Borgen and Bron/The Bridge – led to dedicated audiences around the world. Discussing issues such as cultural proximity, transnationalism and glocalisation, the chapters investigate the complex interplays between the national and international in the television industries and the global lessons learned from the way in which screen ideas, production frameworks and public service content from Denmark suddenly managed to travel widely. The book builds on extensive empirical material and case studies conducted as part of the transnational research project ‘What Makes Danish Television Drama Travel?’

About the authors

Anne Marit Waade is Professor in Global Media Industries at University of Aarhus, Denmark. She is the author of Locating Nordic Noir (2017) and Wallanderland (2013) and other publications on television drama and crime series, media tourism, creative industry and place branding. Her research has been supported by funding bodies such as The Danish Innovation Fund, H2020, AHRC and DDF.

Eva Novrup Redvall is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she heads the Section for Film Studies and Creative Media Industries. She is the author of Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark: From The Kingdom to The Killing and many other publications on Nordic film and television, screenwriting and production.

Pia Majbritt Jensen is Associate Professor in Media Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Co-Director of The Centre for Transnational Media Research. An audience, industry and production scholar, her current research interests and projects include crime narratives in television, film and literature and the production and reception of audiovisual fiction and cross-media storyworlds for children and young people.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Transnational Television Drama? Lessons Learned from Danish Drama

    Pages 1-22

    Waade, Anne Marit (et al.)

  • The Golden Age of Danish Public Service Drama Series

    Pages 25-42

    Agger, Gunhild

  • Why the World Fell for Borgen: Legitimizing (Trans)National Public Service Broadcasting Culture in the Age of Globalization

    Pages 43-62

    McCabe, Janet

  • The Linguistic Landscapes of Transnational Crime Drama: Nordic Noir’s Celtic Contact Zone

    Pages 63-80

    McElroy, Ruth

  • Glocal Perspectives on Danish Television Series: Co-Producing Crime Narratives for Commercial Public Service

    Pages 83-101

    Hansen, Kim Toft

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Danish Television Drama
Book Subtitle
Global Lessons from a Small Nation
Editors
  • Anne Marit Waade
  • Eva Novrup Redvall
  • Pia Majbritt Jensen
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40798-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40798-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40797-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 261
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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