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Palgrave European Film and Media Studies

Locating Nordic Noir

From Beck to The Bridge

Authors: Toft Hansen, Kim, Waade, Anne Marit

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  • The first comprehensive history of contemporary Nordic Noir
  • Introduces the new method of ‘location studies’
  • Places Nordic television drama within a global world
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This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990’s until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readings of well-known television crime dramas such as Beck, The Killing, Trapped and The Bridge as well as a range of other important Nordic Noir cases. The authors position the development of Nordic Noir in the global market for popular television drama and place the international attention towards Nordic crime dramas within regional development of drama production in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Consequently, Nordic Noir is read as both a transnational financial and creative phenomenon and as a local possibility for community building. Offering a comprehensible, scholarly and methodologically original approach to the popularity of Nordic television crime dramas, this volume is aimed at readers with an interest in crime drama as well as scholars and students of television drama.

About the authors

Kim Toft Hansen is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Media Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research has focussed on Scandinavian crime fiction, written and audio-visual, and media production studies with special attention towards relationships between local and global media. He has published extensively on crime fiction and Danish film and television.

Anne Marit Waade is Associate Professor of Media & Journalism, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research has focused on creative industry and promotional culture, locations in television productions, the export of Danish television drama and media tourism. She has published extensively on Danish television drama, mediated places and tourism.

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“An important resource for scholars in multiple disciplines, the book brings together in one place a great deal of important information. … The primary audience is those interested in television and film production: the book provides data and firsthand accounts and synthesizes that information into a persuasive narrative of development and forecast.” (Rosemary Erickson Johnsen, Scandinavian Studies, Vol. 91 (3), 2019)
“This a marvelous update to the international Nordic Noir and Scandinavian police procedurals’ scholarship of recent years! Waade and Toft Hansen’s book covers important aspects of location studies, screen tourism and transnational co-productions pertaining to the Scandinavian peninsula and the audio-visual industries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden from where key Nordic noir films and television series enter the global circuit. Approaches to this rich body of work that were seen as emerging until recently now appropriately take a pivotal place.” (Olof Hedling, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Lund University, Sweden)

“This important book interrogates the concept of Nordic Noir to reveal the vital role of place in the formation of what is not so much a genre as a globally recognised brand.” (Sue Turnbull, University of Wollongong, Australia)

“Locating Nordic Noir brings together the diverse fields of location, production, policy and genre studies to offer a meticulously researched and insightful perspective on Scandinavian television drama from the 1990s until now.” (Janet McCabe, Birkbeck University of London, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Locating Nordic Noir
Book Subtitle
From Beck to The Bridge
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave European Film and Media Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59815-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59815-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59814-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86708-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 313
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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