Nordicom Review 41 (Special Issue 1) 2020. Dark Screens: The Geopolitics of Nordic Television Drama

Editor(s): Pei-Sze Chow, Robert A. Saunders, Anne Marit Waade


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Introduction: Dark Screens: The geopolitics of Nordic television drama
Pei-Sze Chow, Robert A. Saunders, Anne Marit Waade

Geopolitical Television Drama Within and Beyond the Nordic Region
Pei-Sze Chow, Anne Marit Waade, Robert A. Saunders

Wallander’s Dark Geopolitics
Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen

The Geopolitics of Nordic Noir: Representations of current threats and vigilantes in contemporary Danish and Norwegian serial drama
Klaus Dodds, Tobias Hochscherf

Landscape, Geopolitics, and National Identity in the Norwegian thrillers Occupied and Nobel
Robert A. Saunders

The Landscapes of Eco-Noir: Reimagining Norwegian eco-exceptionalism in Occupied
Anna Estera Mrozewicz

Transformations of the Evil Forest in the Swedish Television Series Jordskott: An ecocritical reading
Irina Souch

Nordic Noir from Within and Beyond: Negotiating geopolitical regionalisation through SVoD crime narratives
Kim Toft Hansen

Norway Reimagined: Popular geopolitics and the Russophone fans of Skam
Saara Ratilainen