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Conference Information

  • Conference Date:
    28-29 September 2017
  • Venue:
    INCUBA - Katrinebjerg, Åbogade 15, 8200 Aarhus N. Room: Small Auditorium     


In contrast to film and literature, cinematic geography and landscapes in television drama series is a fairly new and emerging research field. Many recent television drama series include a significant use of places and landscapes including panorama aesthetics, cityscapes, snowscapes and seascapes. This tendency is related to new aesthetic standards for television drama series in general, new screen technologies, location as production value, and a general fascination and commodification of places and landscapes in global consumer cultures. Furthermore, to understand the aesthetic, cultural, political and economic aspects of cinematic landscapes in television drama, we need to develop perspectives across disciplines such as geography, art history, media and creative industries. We are happy to invite researchers to join us for this event where we gather international leading scholars within the field. And – Thursday night we will have a (terroir) beer tasting. Welcome to Aarhus!

Speakers among others

  • Robert Saunders (US): Scoping/Scaping the Geopolitical in Occupied (2015-) and Nobel (2016-)
  • Szilvia Gyimóthy (DK): “The hills are alive with the sound of music”: Transforming liminal Alpine settings into utopian landscapes of romance.
  • Helen Wheatley (UK): Haunted landscapes: landscapes and seascapes in the television ghost story'
  • Sue Turnbull (AUS): Out of the Shadows: The Value of Landscape in Australian TV Drama (The Kettering Incident)
  • Anna Bache-Wiig (N), creator, Frikjent/Acquitted (http://www.misofilm.dk/acquitted)
  • Siv Rajendram Elliasen (N), creator, Frikjent/Acquitted 
  • Mia Stensgaard (DK), production designer (TV Arvingerne, FILM: Mænd & Høns, Adams Æbler, De grønne slagtere, theatre performances and ballet)
  • Peter De Neergaard (DK): production deisgner (TV: Broen, Lærkevej, Nynne, FILM: Copenhagen, Hvidsten gruppen, Headhunter, Unge Andersen, Rembrandt, Fear X among others)
  • Rasmus Tjellesen (tbc) (DK) production designer (TV: Den som dræber, Anna Phil, FILM: Pusher II & III, En soap, Klovn, Kvinden i buret, Fasandræberne, Klovn Forever among others)
  • Per Høegh Sørensen (DK): Head of Culture, Ringkøbing-Skern Municipality: New Nordic Noir on the Westcoast
  • Kim Toft Hansen (DK): “It’s like f*cking Hobbit-land down there”: Acquitted and sublimity light in Nordic Noir
  • Jane Barnwell (UK): Design of the Byers’ home in Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016)
  • Anne Marit Waade (DK): Landscape gazing: from landscape paintings to tourism and television drama: Broadchurch (2013-), Midnight Sun (2016-)