Melancholy in Nordic Noir: Characters, andscapes, light & music.

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Nordic noir on screen is characterised by a certain melancholy displayed in the plot, the imagery and the characters. These elements also characterise Scandinavian crime fiction, for example, the troubled protagonists and the cold climate. Nordic noir has attracted considerable interest among audiences and academics. However, none of the academic contributions reflect the connection to the historical Nordic melancholy. In this article, I relate Nordic noir to Nordic melancholy in art, philosophy and culture in which melancholy as a romantic ideal was embedded in a particular landscape and climate aesthetic, and, herby contribute to the study of emotions in television drama.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1749602017729629
JournalCritical Studies in Television
Pages (from-to)380
Number of pages394
ISSN1749-6020
StatePublished - 19 Dec 2017

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