Melancholy and Murder: Feelings, Atmosphere and Social Criticism in Television Crime Series

Bidragets oversatte titel: Melankoli og mord: Følelser, stemning og social kritik i tv-serier

Gunhild Agger, Anne Marit Waade

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The concept of melancholy has played a prominent role in research aiming to define Nordic noir and subsequent British productions. By linking the concepts of tone and mood to audio-visual theory, our aim is to clarify the ways in which a melancholy mood and tone have developed into primary defining ingredients in contemporary TV crime drama. As the British crime serial Southcliffe (2013-) excels in melancholic traits, it serves as our main example to illuminate prevalent uses of melancholy. Links are drawn to other British and Nordic crime series.
Bidragets oversatte titelMelankoli og mord: Følelser, stemning og social kritik i tv-serier
TitelEuropean Television crime drama and beyond
RedaktørerKim Toft Hansen, Steven Peacock, Sue Turnbull
Antal sider22
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdatodec. 2018
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-96886-5
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-96887-2
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2018
NavnPalgrave European Film and Media Studies

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  • melancholy, crime drama, tone, mood