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Division 10: Television and Film Studies

Chair: Associate Professor, Eva Novrup Redvall
eva [at]

Co-chair: Associate Professor, Audun Engelstad
audun.engelstad [at]

Abstracts for individual papers, download here (pdf)

Abstracts for panels, download here (pdf)

Programme for Division 10: Television and Film Studies

Thursday, 17 August

15.30-18.00 Telenomics and TV trends 

Room C1

Chair: Eva Novrup Redvall  

BengesserGeneration War – Generating debate: On the emergence of transnational public spheres around historical TV drama 

Eichner & Heram, Meaning making in the age of global circulation  

TuomiProvocative TV production  

Jensen & McCutcheon, Ratings behaving madly: Danish TV drama’s fortuitous success in Australia  


Friday, 18 August 

9.00-10.00 The composition of international success  

Room A05

Chair: Eva Novrup Redvall 

HellesThe composition of international success   

LaiCo-producing television series: A network analysis of co-producers and distribution in Europe  


10.15-12.00 Production practices and scheduling  

Room A05

Chair: Hanne Bruun 

Bruun, Scheduling and ‘continuity’ in the third television paradigmproduction study  

RautkorpiMedia professionals meet their audience: Reflections on the co-creative audio-visual working process with amateurs 

PajalaMaking an “international” TV company: Finnish commercial television MTV’s co-productions with partners from socialist countries from the 1960s to the 1980s  


15.45-17.15 Representation and voices  

Room A05

Chair: Pia Majbritt Jensen 

HiltunenDocumentary film and the challenges of the migration crisisUnknown Refugee and Fire at Sea   

Dahl, Immigrant humour in the Scandinavian public sphere  

JakobssonVoice, silence and social class on television


Saturday, 19 August

10.15-12.00 Current negotiations in Nordic film and TV   

Room A08

Chair: Roel Puijk  

PuijkMinute for minute: Slow TV in Norwegian public service television  

JohansenThe shaping of the modern Arctic landscape in films from the North of NorwayNegotiating landscape in Northern regional films  

StiernstedtThe country, the city and the ”real man”: An intersectional perspective on Swedish reality television  


14.30-16.15 Nordic television drama and co-production  

Room A06

Chairs: Lothar Mikos and Anne Marit Waade  

AndersenMaking youth fiction on a small budget: DR3’s creative comprehension and external TV production  

MikosProduction value of co-produced European TV drama series  

RedvallCreative work and television co-productionsCultural encounters behind the scenes  

WaadeFollow the money? Transnational co-productions and Nordic public service television drama 



Call for abstracts and panels

The division of television and film studies explores a wide range of current and historical aspects of film and television as a cultural and economic institution, as a narrative and aesthetic form, and as a commodity and lived experience in the creative media industries.

Recently, major technological transformations have challenged traditional broadcast television and led to new models of production, distribution and consumption. New genres and formats have emerged within the world of fiction as well as in factual formats. Web TV and online streaming services have become still more influential. New ways of watching television have emerged as audiences are binge-watching series, using second screens and engaging with content through social media platforms. There are new sources of financing and new ways of thinking about public service broadcasting in a global television landscape. However, while much is new in these digital times of cross media content and convergence, many developments build on established modes of production and traditional understandings of genres, texts and audiences.

The television and film studies division wants to encourage research into these interplays of change and continuity from a wide variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives and to facilitate collaborations between Nordic researchers from different disciplines with a shared interest in the complex topic of how to understand and study television both now and back in history.

Because the Film studies division does not continue to operate, there is no separate division for film studies in NordMedia 2017. However, the former television studies division extends its theme to film studies and welcomes also participants working in film studies. The division is thus open to presentations about historical and contemporary cinema and projects utilizing different methods and perspectives in the field of film studies.

This division accepts both panel proposals and abstracts for individual papers.

Panel proposals must contain a description of the panel theme, the abstracts of the contributing papers, as well as contact information of the panel chair and authors.
Please see more guidelines for panels.

Abstracts of individual papers must contain the author’s contact information.
Please see more guidelines for abstracts, papers and presentations.

A discussant will be assigned to each accepted paper in order to provide quality feedback, consequently everyone presenting in the division might be asked to act as a discussant.

Please see more guidelines for discussants.


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