Introduction by C. Claire Thomson. Essays by Linda Blank, Martin Butcher, Pei Sze Chow, Kitty Clark, Daniel Fredriksson, Clare Glenister, Lauren Godfrey, Elisa Jochum, Ville-Matti Kervinen, Colin Leventhal, Melissa Powell, Rose-Anne Ross, Rebecca Spaven, Anna V. Strauss, Essi Viitanen.
This anthology brings together essays written by BA, MA and PhD students of Nordic Cinema at UCL. The essays discuss the key directors and movements in Nordic film history, including Victor Sjöström, Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, and Dogme 95, but they also include work on topics and eras rarely discussed in English, such as alternative endings in early Danish cinema, inter-war drama in Norway, and the Finnish war film.
The essay format is a staple of an Arts and Humanities education, but even the best student essays tend to end up languishing in a filing cabinet. This book project lets a selection of student essays on Nordic Cinema enjoy an afterlife, and at the same time provides the students involved with experience of publishing and other facets of the book production cycle in the digital era.