Lines across genres in Danish tv-series

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Since Forbrydelsen (2007-12, English title: The Killing) was aired in the UK on BBC4 in 2011, Danish TV drama has been enjoying unprecedented success with the British audience (Bauer et al. 2013; Stougaard-Nielsen 2016). Further, following up on the TV-series, a wide selection of books on Denmark and Danish national culture have been published in the UK (Kingsley 2012; Booth 2014; Russell 2015; Higgins 2016). There is no doubt that the British reception paved the way for a broader international attention to Danish TV series (Esser 2017; Hansen & Waade 2017, 208) – to Danish culture, and further to Nordic productions and culture. But how are such constructions of Danish national culture interwoven with the Danish TV-series? That is what this article sets out to answer, prompted by the recent great interest in both categories in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife After Lines
EditorsJens Kirk, Jørgen Riber Christensen, Brian Russel Graham, Mikkel Jensen, Gunhild Agger, Bent Sørensen
Number of pages20
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication dateFeb 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes
SeriesInterdiciplinære Kulturstudier


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