Sexuality in Scandinavian CinemaSemester Course

DIS Stockholm, Elective Course, Sexuality in Scandinavian Cinema
Major Discipline(s)
Film Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2020.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Sex-liberal Scandinavia makes for an interesting case when tracing sexuality in film history. It reveals a dynamic power struggle about what can and cannot be shown on the big screen. In this course, we trace the history of sexual norms and behavior in cinema and examine the emergence of sexually explicit films starting in the 1960s. We study how the Scandinavian countries differed in censorship policies at that time and also focus on how sexualities are tackled in contemporary Scandinavian cinema, including queer films.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Media Studies


Anne Bachmann

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Cinema Studies (Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, 2014). M.St. in European Literature (Oxford University, 2004). Taught Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies and Media and Communication at Stockholm University 2006–2017 (part time), as well as at other Swedish universities. Fields of interest include media history, intermedial studies, visual culture, gender studies and postcolonial studies. With DIS since 2017.