SCAND 60: Introduction to Nordic Cinema

Instructor: Patrick Wen

This course provides undergraduates with a broad introductory overview of the cinematic traditions of the Nordic countries. Surveying a wide range of films, we will familiarize ourselves with several significant threads running throughout the history of Nordic film, while simultaneously building the necessary tools with which to write and speak effectively about film narrative. We will also provide an historical and theoretical framework for our understanding of Nordic cinema by reading several relevant texts that touch on issues such as global migration, feminist film theory, the Dogme 95 movement and beyond.  4 units.  Taught in English.