Public Lecture @ MAU: Robert Saunders
Farmingdale State College (SUNY)
The Imag(in)ed City: The (Geo)Politics of Nordic Noir’s Televisual Place-Making
6 December: 14:15 – 16:00
NI:B0E07 (Lecture Hall B2)
Professor Robert A. Saunders, Farmingdale State College (SUNY), Dept. of History, Politics, and Geography, NY: Getting over Borat: Exploring the (After-)Effects of Parody in the Post-Soviet Realm.
When: December 10, 3.15-5 pm
Seminar room, 9th floor, Niagara building
MEDEA Talk @ Panora: Robert Saunders
Screening the Nordic City: The Politics of Place and Space in Contemporary Crime Series
10 December: 18:00 – 20: 00
Salong 1, Panora
For many people outside Northern Europe, what they know about Malmö comes what they see on their television screens. The worldwide success of the Swedish-Danish crime drama Bron|Broen has come to serve as the main source of information about Sweden’s ‘southern capital’. Professor Robert A Saunders (State University of New York) will speak about his research on the imagining of Malmö via the series, and how other internationally-successful Nordic noir series such as the Bordertown (set in Lappeenranta, Finland) and Dicte (set in Aarhus, Denmark) shape international perspectives of Norden and its lived spaces. Focusing on various aspects of the ‘city’ – including history, economics, architecture, culture, etc. – his talk will critically assess the pros and cons of being seen as a zone of murder and mystery, regardless of the day-to-day realities of the typical Nordic city.