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Killer research: Scandinavian crime fiction scholarship since 2008

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Scandinavian crime fiction has received intense popular attention since the English-language publication of Stieg Larsson’s Män som hatar kvinnor/Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005/2008).Scholarship on film, television and literary crime fiction in Scandinavia has been prolific at the same time. Cultural studies and film studies methods have shown how revisions of genre, character and the representation of place have contributed to debates about globalization,the welfare state and gender.

Keywords: Anne Marit Waade; Gunhild Agger; Nordic cinema; Nordic crime fiction; cultural studies; high concept

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-08-29

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  • The Journal of Scandinavian Cinema is a new scholarly journal devoted to film in the Scandinavian countries. It aims to become the prime site for excellent research and engaging discussions on cinema in Scandinavia, both within the national context of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and as a region existing in a globalized world.
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