Scandinavian 161: Introduction to Nordic Cinema: The Classic Era

Instructor: Arne Lunde

This survey course provides an overview of Nordic film history during its classic period (1910s-1960s). Films will include works by canonical European filmmakers such as Victor Sjöström, Mauritz Stiller, Gustaf Molander, Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Alf Sjöberg, and Mai Zetterling. Lectures, readings, and discussions will explore Scandinavian film cultures within multiple historiographical contexts (transnationalism, gender, sexuality, class, politics, the star system, genres, new technologies, auteurist aesthetics, studio house styles, et al). Taught in English.