Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (Journal)

ISSN 20427891 , ONLINE ISSN 20427905

Journal of Scandinavian Cinema is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to excellent research and stimulating discussion focusing on the cinemas of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, both within their national and Nordic contexts, and as transnational cinemas in a globalized world.

Category: Film Studies


Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

Journal of Scandinavian Cinema is a scholarly journal devoted to excellent research and stimulating discussion focusing on the cinemas of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, both within their national and Nordic contexts, and as transnational cinemas in a globalized world.

The Nordic countries have a rich history of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking as well as lively contemporary screen cultures. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema places no restrictions on time period or genre, but particularly encourages the examination of previously uncharted subject matter and the use of new approaches. In that regard, we anticipate that research on Scandinavian cinema will be broadened through the application of ideas, concepts and research traditions from related disciplines. The journal also seeks to highlight the relevance of other audio-visual media and screen cultures, both those that have coexisted with film for some time (such as television) and those that are still gaining importance (such as online video).

Scholars from film studies, Scandinavian studies and any related field are invited to explore Journal of Scandinavian Cinema and to contribute articles that inspire a deeper understanding and an ongoing exchange of ideas across national and disciplinary boundaries.


Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

Notes for Contributors Download

CFP: 'The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries’ Download


CFP: ‘The Politics of Gendered Work and Representation in the Nordic Screen Industries’

Special Issue, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (2022)

Guest editors: Louise Wallenberg and Maaret Koskinen (Stockholm University)

In the aftermath of the Me-Too movement, during an ongoing pandemic and in the midst of repeated demands for a 50/50 split between men and women in above-the-line positions in the film industry, the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema calls for novel and provocative articles that analyse and interrogate the politics of gender in the Nordic screen industries. While the Nordic film industries are all affected by these demands, movements and transformations, different actors may enact and experience them in different ways. To address these complexities, this Special Issue invites contributions that explore how they play out in different national contexts. This may include, but is not limited to, contributions that investigate the distribution of creative and professional roles, work life conditions and experiences, and/or the representation of gender on- and off-screen. 

Film and media studies have a long history of exploring gender in relation to its visual representation: in the early 1970s specific attention was directed at the portrayal of women on the screen (Rosen 1973; Haskell 1974; Mulvey 1975), and then (following the introduction of masculinity studies in the early 1980s), the analytical focus came to include representations of men and masculinity (e.g. Neal 1981; Cohan and Hark 1993; Tasker 1993). With the emergence of queer studies and theory in the early 1990s, the analytical focus widened to include a much less normative expression of genders, sexes and sexualities (e.g. Dyer 1991; Doty 1993; White 1999). In the last decade, the gender focus has partly spread beyond the screen to include investigations of production and representation in the workplace (e.g. Banks 2009, 2016; Jansson et al. 2020; Savolainen 2020), of work life experiences (e.g. Sörensen and Villadsen 2014; Jones and Pringle 2015; O’Brien 2019; Liddy 2020) and of specific women film workers and their agency, production and resistance (e.g. Soila 2005; Gaines 2018; Stigsdotter 2019; Ryberg 2019; Jansson and Wallenberg 2020, 2021; Skadegård Thorsen 2020; Jansson et al. 2021).

The changing production patterns and conditions urge us to revisit gender and the politics of work and representation. There is reason to suspect that the male norm still dominates most of the Nordic screen industries and its productions and, hence, sociologist Joan Acker’s notion of ‘ideal worker’ is still applicable (Acker 1990, 1998, 2006). This concept has inspired critical scholars of organization and work life (e.g. Pocock 2005; Adkins 2019; Pullen et al. 2019), while it has received little interest in film and media studies. The concept is useful for understanding how gendered workplaces – the film industry being one such place – prioritize and reward certain abilities over others (assuming women to be less creative and professional than their male counterparts).

We envision a variety of articles and short subjects in terms of topics and methodology and we welcome articles that are either textually focused (engaging in theoretically supported visual analyses) and/or articles analysing work conditions and experiences. The aim is to highlight how gender continues to constitutes a ‘challenge’ for screening industries in the Nordic area and how gender – as a simultaneously fixed and malleable construction – continues to pose a problem in terms of both cultural (i.e. visual) and political (i.e. professional) representation.

Specific topics of interest:

Examining aspects of various kinds of gendered film and TV work, screen (and institutional) representation and agency through the lenses of work, organization, inequality, exploitation and resistance, we invite papers that interrogate a wide range of topics, including:

  • Film and TV as systems of gendered representations
  • Gendered work experiences in the screen industries
  • Film and gender equality efforts on the state level
  • Gendered representation: portrayal vs. presence
  • Post-MeToo: (women) film/TV workers and sexual harassment
  • COVID-19 and its impact on film workers in terms of gender.

Timeline for contributions:

Projected timeline: Proposals due: 15 May 2021. Full article submission due: 15 November 2021. All contributions will undergo double blind peer review with publication planned for July 2022. Both feature articles (6000 words) and short subjects (2000–3000 words) are welcome. Please email the guest editors Louise Wallenberg (louise.wallenberg@ims.su.se) and Maaret Koskinen (maaret.koskinen@ims.su.se) if you wish to discuss potential contributions. 

References

Acker, Joan (1990), ‘Hierarchies, jobs, bodies: A theory of gendered organizations’, Gender and Society, 4:2, pp. 139–58.

Acker, Joan (1998), ‘The future of “gender and organizations”: Connections and boundaries’, Gender, Work and Organization, 5:4, pp. 195–206.

Acker, Joan (2006), ‘Inequality regimes: Gender, class, and race in organizations’, Gender and Society, 20:4, pp. 441–64.

Adkins, Lisa (2019), ‘Work in the shadow of finance: Rethinking Joan Acker's materialist feminist sociology’, Gender, Work and Organization, 26:12, pp. 1776–85.

Banks, Miranda J. (2009), ‘Gender below the line: Defining feminist production’, in V. Mayer, M. J. Banks and J. T. Calwell (eds), Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Histories, New York: Routledge, pp. 87–98.

Banks, Miranda (2018), ‘Production studies’, Feminist Media Histories, 4:2, pp. 157–61.

Cohan, Steven and Hark, Ina Rae (eds) (1993), Screening the Male, London and NewYork: Routledge.

Doty, Alex (1993), Making Everything Perfectly Queer, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Dyer, Richard (1991), Now You See It, London: Routledge.

Gaines, Jane (2018), Pink-Slipped: What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries?, Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Haskell, Molly (1974), From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies, New York: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston.

Jansson, Maria, Papadopoulou, Frantzeska, Stigsdotter, Ingrid and Wallenberg, Louise

 (2020), ‘Studying women in Swedish film production: Methodologiocal considerations’, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 10:2, pp. 207–14.

Jansson, Maria, Papadopoulou, Frantzeska, Stigsdotter, Ingrid and Wallenberg, Louise (2021), ‘The final cut: Directors, producers and the gender regime in the Swedish film industry’, Gender, Work and Organization, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gwao.12621?af=R. Accessed 2 March 2021.

Jansson, Maria and Wallenberg, Louise (2020), ‘Experiencing male dominance in Swedish film production’, in S. Liddy (ed.), Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice, Power, London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 163–78.

Jansson, Maria and Wallenberg, Louise (forthcoming 2021), ‘Negotiating motherhood in Sweden – on and off screen’, in S. Liddy and A. O’Brian (eds), Mothers and Motherhood: Negotiating the International Audio-visual Industry, London: Palgrave, n.pag.

Jones, Deborah and Pringle, Judith K. (2015), ‘Unmanagble inequalities: Sexism in the film industry’, Sociologiocal Review, 63:S1, pp. 37–49.

Liddy, Susan (ed.) (2020), Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice, Power, London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Mulvey, Laura (1975), ‘Narrative cinema and visual pleasure’, Screen, 16:3, pp. 6–18.

Neale, Steven (1983), ‘Masculinity as spectacle’, Screen, 24:6, pp. 2–17.

O’Brien, Anne (2019), Women, Inequality and Media Work, London: Routledge.

Pocock, Barbara (2005), ‘Work/care regimes: Institutions, culture and behaviour and the Australian case’, Gender, Work and Organization, 12:1, pp. 32–49.

Pullen, Alison, Kerfoot, Deborah, Rodriguez, Jenny and Lewis, Patricia (2019), ‘Remembering Joan Acker through friendship, sociological thought and activism’, Gender, Work and Organization, 26:12, pp. 1669–75.

Rosen, Marjorie (1975), Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies and the American Dream, New York: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan.

Ryberg, Ingrid (2019), ‘An elevated feminist ahead of her time? Mai Zetterling’s non-fiction shorts in the 1970s and 1980s’, in I. Stigsdotter (ed.), Making the Invisible Visible: Re-Claiming Women’s Agency in Swedish Film, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, pp. 159–82.

Savolainen, Tarja (2020), ‘To change or not to change? Women and gender equality in the Finnish film industry’, in S. Liddy (ed.), Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice, Power, London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 131–48.

Skadegård, Thorsen and Tess, Sophie (2020), ‘Gendered representation in Danish film’, in S. Liddy (ed.), Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice, Power, London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 111–30.

Soila, Tytti (2005), Att synliggöra det dolda: om fyra svenska kvinnors filmregi, Oxford: Symposium.

Stigsdotter, Ingrid (ed.) (2019), Making the Invisible Visible: Re-Claiming Women’s Agency in Swedsh Film, Lund: Nordic Academic Press.

Sörensen, Bendt and Villadsen, Kaspar (2014), ‘The naked manager: The ethical practice of an anti-establishment boss’, Organization, 22:2, pp. 251–68.

Tasker, Yvonne (1993), Spectacular Bodies, London: Routledge.

White, Patricia (1999), Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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General Call for Papers

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Download the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (JSCA) Notes for Contributors.

JSCA is a peer-refereed scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of film culture in Scandinavia (including Finland and Iceland). The journal aims to be an indispensable contributor to the growth of knowledge about Scandinavian filmmaking and to provide a stimulating platform for discussions on Scandinavian cinema and its social and cultural background. The editors welcome full-length articles (4000-8000 words) as well as shorter items such as interviews, conference reports and commented archival documents. Scholars in film studies, Scandinavian studies and related areas are invited to contribute articles that reflect their research and teaching interests and will inspire the exchange of ideas and expertise across nations and disciplines.

Possible research topics include:

  • Under-researched historical periods and topics or new approaches to established research areas
  • Scandinavian cinema in a global context: the international distribution and reception of Scandinavian films, the work of Scandinavian directors and actors in other countries and representations of the region and its people in international films
  • Film industry developments: funding, censorship and technological developments as well as the significance of new, digital forms of distribution and exhibition
  • Studies on genre, representation, national cinema and other theoretical concepts
  • Scandinavian directors, writers, producers and actors working in film and television, both within the region and internationally
  • Inter-art and inter-media discussions - for example, adaptations of literary works and film-television co-productions
  • Cinema’s role in the teaching and understanding of Scandinavian culture
  • Reports on new research projects and festivals as well as interviews with filmmakers and key persons within Scandinavian film culture

Although JSCA covers all historical periods, a major goal is to keep readers informed about what is going on today. Articles on recent trends, major film releases, ongoing film debates and other aspects of contemporary cinematic culture are particularly welcome.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price. 

Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

Editorial Board

Tommy Gustafsson
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Anna Estera Mrozewicz
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Anne Bachmann
Stockholm University, Sweden

Dagmar Brunow
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen
National Library of Norway, Norway

Tobias Hochscherf
University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Ilona Hongisto
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Helle Kannik Haastrup
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Anu Koivunen
Stockholm University, Sweden

Kimmo Laine
University of Oulu, Finland

Tarja Laine
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Leif Ove Larsen
University of Bergen, Norway

Anne Marit Myrstad
NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Bjorn Nordfjord
St. Olaf College, USA

Mari Pajala
University of Turku, Finland

Lisbeth Richter Larsen
Danish Film Institute, Denmark

Johannes Riis
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Anna Stenport
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Lars-Martin Sørense

Bodil Marie Thomsen
Aarhus University, Denmark

Per Vesterlund
University of Gävle, Sweden

Advisory Board

Andrew Nestingen
University of Washington, USA

Gunhild Agger
Aalborg University, Denmark

Erik Hedling
Lund University, Sweden

Chris Holmlund
University of Tennessee, USA

Hiroshi Komatsu
Waseda University, Japan

Maaret Koskinen
Stockholm University, Sweden

Susanna Paasonen
University of Turku, Finland

Mark Sandberg
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Stephan Schröder
University of Cologne, Germany

Pelle Snickars
Umeå University, Sweden

Ove Solum

Claire Thomson
University College London, UK

Casper Tybjerg
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

 
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Editors

Anders Marklund
Lund University, Sweden

Mette Hjort
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk

Pietari Kääpä
University of Warwick
pietari.kaapa@gmail.com

Gunnar Iversen
Carleton University, Canada

Managing Editor

Rochelle Wright
University of Illinois, USA
wrightr@illinois.edu

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