Course Description

The course provides an overview of the role of the moving image in Swedish culture and society during the last one hundred years, a period when moving image culture became increasingly more important. Swedish film and television culture is presented in relation to international trends and developments. Various approaches are considered, including the analysis of formal concerns combined with different socio-cultural perspectives as well as entertainment genres and avant-garde experiment. Industrial practice and film analysis are discussed with a focus on individual artists. Attention is also paid to case studies dealing with questions of criticism and reception.

Course objectives

After passing the course the student will have acquired:

  • knowledge of the different media involved in moving image culture in the Swedish context.
  • familiarity with the main methods of critically analysing film and TV output.
  • familiarity with the main trends in Swedish film and television studies.

Course Requirements

Film, television, and other media material that are screened within the course framework are considered mandatory, and thereby equated with the reading material. Written assignments must be presented in electronic form. Delivered texts might be run through the software Genuine Text. Suspected cheating, such as plagiarism, will be dealt with by the University’s Disciplinary Board, after announcement from the Department Chair/Director of Studies.

Assessment and Grading

The course is assessed through one final exam at the conclusion of the course. You may choose to write in English or in Swedish. The grading follows a seven-grade scale: A (excellent), B (very good), C (good), D (satisfactory),E (sufficient), Fx (insufficient), F (entirely insufficient).