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
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
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
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
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: COVID-19 and Scandinavian Cinema Download

CFP: ‘In Focus’ section highlighting musical biopics and musical documentaries from the Scandinavian countries Download


Call for contributions to a Journal of Scandinavian Cinema In Focus section focusing on COVID-19 and its implications for Scandinavian cinema

COVID-19 poses phenomenal challenges to the cultural sector, including film. While film has played an important role in providing relief from the public health crisis, not least by sustaining a sense of community, support for film from government coffers has in some cases failed to materialize in a timely manner. In the Danish case, the assumption, clearly articulated by the Minister of Culture herself, has been that film and film culture are less than essential. Film practitioners in the Nordic region have mobilized effectively in response to deficient thinking about culture, just as they have been proactive about finding ways of rekindling a whole variety of processes that were brought to a standstill by COVID-19. Examples include the Drive-In initiative launched by the Danish Film Institute’s cinematheque in partnership with the celebrity restaurateur Claus Mayer and the Cannes 2020 webinar entitled Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics.

Short subject contributions (2000-3000 words) focusing on some of the specific ways in which Scandinavian cinema practitioners have responded to the challenges of COVID-19 are hereby invited. The aims of the In Focus section are: 

  • To capture the diversity of responses to COVID-19 in Scandinavia as filmmakers, producers, exhibitors and others sought solutions to the crisis;
  • To offer a record of how the crisis management in the film sector unfolded;
  • To provide insight into the extent to which innovative practices and new protocols are seen as effective;
  • To understand the longer-term implications of these new practices and protocols;
  • To consider whether responses developed in the Nordic region have offered inspiration beyond the region, with COVID-related thinking essentially becoming a transnational phenomenon.

Please send contributions to Mette Hjort (mettehjort@hkbu.edu.hk) by 10 January 2021. Make sure that you follow the most recent Notes for Contributors, available at: https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-of-scandinavian-cinema.

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Call for contributions to a Journal of Scandinavian Cinema ‘In Focus’ section highlighting musical biopics and musical documentaries from the Scandinavian countries

This is a call for short subject contributions (2000–3000 words) focusing on how Scandinavian film and television have presented musicians, singers, bands and orchestras in biopics and documentaries. We welcome submissions that - after a quick theoretical introduction and concise contextual background – offer discussions of topics such as:

  • the film’s role within cultural memory – usually restricted to a single national market and often catering to a certain age group’s intragenerational memories
  • the handling of generic conventions; from narration and characterization to the selection of music, casting choices and staging of performances
  • the function of music in specific films and film genres
  • marketing and authentification discourses, including media coverage of stars and their work with particular roles and performances, as well as screenwriters’ and directors’ use of biographies, interviews, original footage and recordings
  • national and international reception of such films.

Please send contributions to Anders Marklund (anders.marklund@litt.lu.se) and Ewa Mazierska (EHMazierska@uclan.ac.uk) by 1 March 2021. Make sure that you follow the most recent Notes for Contributors, available on the Intellect website: https://www.intellectbooks.com/journal-of-scandinavian-cinema

The publication of the ‘In Focus’ section will coincide with the eighth Lübeck Film Studies Colloquium discussion of the topic and with screenings of select musical biopics and documentaries at Lübeck’s Nordic Film Days festival. These events are arranged in October/November 2021 – with more information available (in due course) online at https://www.nordische-filmtage.de/en/index.html

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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
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
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
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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