Bridging Cultures. Transnational Cultural Encounters in the Reception of The Bridge

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This article deals with cultural encounters as a creative dimension of co-production with the Swedish-Danish series The Bridge as example. Focus is on reception in Denmark, Sweden and UK), on audiences and demographics, and cultural negotiations and discourses of reception in newspapers and social media in the different national contexts. Reception of the series shows a fascination with Nordic Noir as a genre, and the transnational cultural encounters with the series also involve social, political and cultural themes and exchange of different norms and life styles. Such transnational mediated encounters relate to universal dimensions of stories, but also initiate a cultural encounter between ‘us and them’. Cultural encounters are important, since they can help people understand each other in a deeper way, and enhance global diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDanish Television Drama : Global Lessons from a Small Nation
EditorsAnne Marit Waade, Pia Majbritt Jensen
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date7 Aug 2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-40797-1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2020
SeriesPalgrave European Film and Media Studies

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - TV SERIES, Co-production, Reception Studies, MEDIATED CULTURAL ENCUNTERS, TRANSNATIONAL TV

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