Public lectures with Robert Saunders

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) 

RUCARR seminar
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.

Discussant: Annette Hill, Professor of Media and Communication, Lund University. The actor Gabriel Flores Jair will also take part in the conversation. 

This event is co-produced with Medea and requires registration. Please sign up here (the event is free of charge).

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