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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2007

E 322 • Nordic Light (CANCELLED!)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35740 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
eps 4.104

Course Description

This course has been cancelled.

Scandinavian Cinema from the Silent Era to the 1990s--

Ingmar Bergman is perhaps the best-known Scandinavian filmmaker, but Northern Europe has a remarkable tradition of filmmakers and filmmaking. Focusing on films from Sweden and Denmark, this course will provide an introduction to some of the masterpieces of Scandinavian film from the Golden Age of silent film through the 1990s, including works by Victor Sjöström, Mauritz Stiller, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Dogme filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, Lone Scherfig, Lucas Moodysson, and Susanne Bier.

Grading Policy

One two-page paper 5%
Three five-page papers, two of which may be rewritten 60%
Biweekly quizzes (you may drop the lowest grade) 20%
Class participation 15%


Tytti Soila et al., Nordic National Cinemas; Bordwell and Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction, 5th edition; Braudy and Cohen, Film Theory and Criticism, 5th edition (FTC on syllabus); Hairston et al., The Scott, Foresman Handbook

Recommended: The MLA Handbook

Films: Urban Gad, The Abyss - if available; Victor Sjöström, The Phantom Chariot and He Who Gets Slapped; Mauritz Stiller, Thomas Graal's Best Child and Sir Arne's Treasure; Carl Theodor Dreyer, Day of Wrath and Ordet/The Word; Ingmar Bergman, Wild Strawberries and Fanny and Alexander; Lars von Trier, Zentropa and Dogville; Thomas Vinterberg, The Celebration; Lone Scherfig, Italian for Beginners; Susanne Bier, The One and Only and Brothers; Lucas Moodysson, Show Me Love and Together


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