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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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: ‘Contemporary Scandinavian Art Cinema and Screen Cultures in Transition’ Download


Special Issue: ‘Contemporary Scandinavian Art Cinema and Screen Cultures in Transition’

‘Art cinema’, ‘art film’ and ‘arthouse’ are notoriously tricky concepts to pin down with any exactitude. Yet such locutions remain key to scholarly, critical, popular and governmental imaginaries of Scandinavian cinema – they inform the ways in which a wide range of actors talk and think about Scandinavian cinema and bring Scandinavian films into existence and circulation. Or do they? How relevant are notions such as ‘arthouse’ and ‘art film’ to the conceptual and practical anchoring of Scandinavian cinema today? In this Special Issue we aim to take stock and make an effort to position contemporary Scandinavian art cinema in terms of institutional arrangements, formal aesthetic aspects, production cultures and creative practices, and the production and circulation of cultural value.

We raise the issue at a doubly opportune moment. On the one hand, a slew of widely acclaimed Scandinavian films of recent date attest to the persistence of art cinema and the figure of the auteur as core elements of the identity and international reputation of Scandinavian cinema – examples include Sami Blood (Amanda Kernell, 2017); Holiday (Isabella Eklöf, 2018); Aurora (Miia Tervo, 2019); Queen of Hearts (May el-Toukhy, 2019); Sons of Denmark (Ulaa Salim, 2019); Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg, 2020); Compartment No 6 (Juho Kuosmanen, 2021; Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021); The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier, 2021); Godland (Hlynur Pálmason, 2022); Holy Spider (Ali Abbasi, 2022); and Triangle of Sadness (Ruben Östlund, 2022). On the other hand, Scandinavian screen cultures and film industries are undergoing an intense and multifaceted process of change, epitomized by the breakthrough of streaming as the default mode of engaging with media content – including film and television. What is the location of Scandinavian arthouse in an increasingly streaming-based screen culture? In what ways do Scandinavian auteurs and art film producers and distributors navigate a media landscape increasingly geared towards nichification of media content, individualization of media practices, and 24/7 digital connectivity? What are the possible conditions for tapping into new sources of funding (e.g. those provided by streaming giants such as Netflix)? What are the cultural, economic and technological factors that underpin some Scandinavian auteurs’ transition from film to television (or their shuttling back and forth between the two)? What are the ramifications of media convergence for film schools and other sites of talent development? In what ways will national film policy adapt to new conditions? Can it sustain its role as a main source of support for Scandinavian arthouse? These are the kinds of questions that we hope articles submitted to this Special Issue will help answer.

We welcome submissions on any topic related to contemporary Scandinavian art cinema, but as indicated above, we are particularly interested in the following issues and areas of inquiry:

  • Case studies of arthouse projects and auteur practices on/for streaming platforms
  • Institutional perspectives (e.g. the role of film policy/cultural policy, the film festival circuit, the economy of prestige, etc.)
  • Production cultures (e.g. modes of authorship, creative collaborations, etc.)
  • Critical analysis of the notion of the Scandinavian auteur (e.g. with regard to gendered, ethnic or class-related aspects of the idea of the auteur)
  • The role of film schools and other institutions for talent development in the formation of contemporary Scandinavian arthouse
  • Style and storytelling in contemporary Scandinavian art films
  • Reception and audience research
  • The discursive positioning of contemporary Scandinavian art cinema
  • Contemporary Scandinavian arthouse and the production and circulation of cultural value.

Please submit an abstract of 250–300 words for short subjects (3000 words) or feature articles (6000 words) before 15 August 2022 to the Special Issue editors, Joel Frykholm (joel.frykholm@litt.lu.se) and Anna Mrozewicz (anna.mrozewicz@litt.lu.se), together with a brief bio and select references. Final submissions are due on 2 January 2023. Only submissions that follow Journal of Scandinavian Cinema’s Notes for Contributors will be accepted.

For general information or questions regarding Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, please contact primary editor Anders Marklund (anders.marklund@litt.lu.se), editors Mette Hjort, Gunnar Iversen and Pietari Kääpä, or managing editor Rochelle Wright.

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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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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

Anne Bachmann
Stockholm University, Sweden

Dagmar Brunow
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen
National Library of Norway, Norway

Tommy Gustafsson
Linnaeus University, Sweden

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

Lisbeth Richter Larsen
Danish Film Institute, Denmark

Anna Estera Mrozewicz
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Anne Marit Myrstad
NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Bjorn Nordfjord
St. Olaf College, USA

Mari Pajala
University of Turku, Finland

Johannes Riis
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Lars-Martin Sørense
Danish Film Institute, Denmark

Anna Stenport
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Bodil Marie Thomsen
Aarhus University, Denmark

Per Vesterlund
University of Gävle, Sweden

Advisory Board

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

Andrew Nestingen
University of Washington, USA

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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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
mette.annehjort@gmail.com

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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