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Björklund, E. (2019). Realism or 'grotesque cliches'?: Jan Halldoff's The Corridor and the Swedish debate on abortion in the 1960s. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 9(1), 117-130
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Realism or 'grotesque cliches'?: Jan Halldoff's The Corridor and the Swedish debate on abortion in the 1960s
2019 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 117-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish filmmaker Jan Halldoff's fiction film Korridoren (The Corridor) premiered in 1968 to a mainly positive Swedish reception. Shot at Karolinska Hospital and criticizing the Swedish healthcare system, the film became much debated and can furthermore be seen as a turning point in Swedish film history regarding the portrayal of medical institutions and professionals. In this article, the film and its reception are analysed in relation to the Swedish debate on abortion at the time. While the film is clearly critical of Swedish welfare society, the way it depicts abortion is more conservative. Highlighting this as well as the role of actual medical professionals in the film, the article demonstrates how the film relates to representations of abortion in the past and discusses connections between the film industry and medicine at this historical moment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2019
Keywords
The Corridor, Jan Halldoff abortion, Swedish cinema of the 1960s cinema and medicine foetal research
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81087 (URN)10.1386/jsca.9.1.117_1 (DOI)000459829800011 ()
Available from: 2019-03-15 Created: 2019-03-15 Last updated: 2019-03-15Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. & Björklund, E. (Eds.). (2018). A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring the Face of AIDS Film Archive. London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring the Face of AIDS Film Archive
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 211
Series
Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities
Keywords
HIV, AIDS, Staffan Hildebrand, pandemic, archive, documentary, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77862 (URN)978-1-138-50324-3 (ISBN)978-1-315-14531-0 (ISBN)
Note

About the book

The Face of AIDS film archive at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, consists of more than 700 hours of unedited and edited footage, shot over a period of more than thirty years and all over the world by filmmaker and journalist Staffan Hildebrand. The material documents the HIV/AIDS pandemic and includes scenes from conferences and rallies, and interviews with activists, physicians, people with the infection, and researchers. It represents a global historical development from the early years of the AIDS crisis to a situation in which it is possible to live a normal life with the HIV virus. This volume brings together a range of academic perspectives – from media and film studies, medical history, gender studies, history, and cultural studies – to bear on the archive, shedding light on memories, discourses, trauma, and activism. 

Using a medical humanities framework, the editors explore the influence of historical representations of HIV/AIDS and stigma in a world where antiretroviral treatment has fundamentally altered the conditions under which many people diagnosed with HIV live. Organized into four sections, this book begins by introducing the archive and its role, setting it in a global context. The first part looks at methodological, legal and ethical issues around archiving memories of the present which are then used to construct histories of the past; something that can be particularly controversial when dealing with a socially stigmatized epidemic such as HIV/AIDS. The second section is devoted to analyses of particular films from the archive, looking at the portrayal of people living with HIV/AIDS, the narrative of HIV as a chronic illness and the contemporary context of particular films. The third section looks at how stigma and trauma are negotiated in the material in the Face of AIDS film archive, discussing ideas about suffering and culpability. The final section contributes perspectives on and by the filmmaker as activist and auteur. 

This interdisciplinary collection is placed at the intersection of medical humanities, sexuality studies and film and media studies, continuing a tradition of studies on the cultural and social understandings of HIV/AIDS.

Available from: 2018-09-19 Created: 2018-09-19 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M. & Björklund, E. (2018). Introduction. In: Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson (Ed.), A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring the Face of AIDS Film Archive (pp. 1-13). London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2018 (English)In: A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring the Face of AIDS Film Archive / [ed] Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson, London & New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 1-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77864 (URN)978-1-138-50324-3 (ISBN)978-1-315-14531-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-19 Created: 2018-09-19 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E. (2017). 'Mom might have a job (or be socializing too much!)': 'The right to love', children’s sexuality and parenthood. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 7(1), 13-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Mom might have a job (or be socializing too much!)': 'The right to love', children’s sexuality and parenthood
2017 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 13-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Having been unavailable for many years, the Swedish film Rätten att älska (‘The right to love’) was restored by the Swedish Film Institute in 2013 and made accessible for research. In many ways a typical example of the sex education film genre of its time, the film is simultaneously unusual because it deals with children’s sexuality. This article explores and discusses the representation of children in the film in relation to how it connects to issues of parenthood.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2017
Keywords
sex education film, children and sexuality, Rätten att älska, Mimi Pollak, Swedish cinema of the 1950s, parenthood
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67881 (URN)10.1386/jsca.7.1.13_1 (DOI)000415703700003 ()
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E. & Larsson, M. (2016). Introduction: Beyond Swedish Summers (1ed.). In: Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson (Ed.), Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays (pp. 1-7). jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Beyond Swedish Summers
2016 (English)In: Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays / [ed] Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson, jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2016, 1, p. 1-7Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
Swedish cinema, sexuality, censorship, obscenity, 1960s, 1970s
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55141 (URN)978-1-4766-6544-3 (ISBN)978-1-4766-2501-0 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-08 Created: 2016-08-08 Last updated: 2016-08-25Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E. & Larsson, M. (Eds.). (2016). Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays (1ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2016. p. 240 Edition: 1
Keywords
Swedish cinema, sexuality, censorship, obscenity, 1960s, 1970s
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55139 (URN)978-1-4766-6544-3 (ISBN)978-1-4766-2501-0 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-08 Created: 2016-08-08 Last updated: 2016-08-25Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E. (2016). The Limits of Sexual Depictions in the Late 1960s. In: Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson (Ed.), Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays (pp. 126-138). Jefferson, NC: McFarland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Limits of Sexual Depictions in the Late 1960s
2016 (English)In: Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution: Critical Essays / [ed] Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016, p. 126-138Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016
Keywords
censorship, sexuality, pornography, the National Board of Film Censors, Statens biografbyrå, Filmgranskningsrådet
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55125 (URN)978-1-4766-6544-3 (ISBN)978-1-4766-2501-0 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-08-05 Created: 2016-08-05 Last updated: 2016-08-25Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E., Brauerhoch, A. & Holmlund, C. (2015). Editorial. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 5(2), 75-80
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial
2015 (English)In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891, E-ISSN 2042-7905, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 75-80Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2015
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50680 (URN)10.1386/jsca.5.2.75_2 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-03-14 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E., Brauerhoch, A. & Holmlund, C. (Eds.). (2015). Journal of Scandinavian Cinema: Special Issue: Sexuality in Scandinavian Cinema. Intellect Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Journal of Scandinavian Cinema: Special Issue: Sexuality in Scandinavian Cinema
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2015. p. 204
Series
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, ISSN 2042-7891 ; 2015, vol 5, no 2
Keywords
Scandinavian cinema, sexuality
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50682 (URN)
Available from: 2016-03-14 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2016-03-15Bibliographically approved
Björklund, E. (2014). Statlig sexpropaganda?: UR:s och RFSU:s sexualupplysningsfilm Sex på kartan. In: Erik Hedling, Ann-Kristin Wallengren (Ed.), Den nya svenska filmen: Kultur, kriminalitet & kakofoni (pp. 245-268). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statlig sexpropaganda?: UR:s och RFSU:s sexualupplysningsfilm Sex på kartan
2014 (Swedish)In: Den nya svenska filmen: Kultur, kriminalitet & kakofoni / [ed] Erik Hedling, Ann-Kristin Wallengren, Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2014, p. 245-268Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2014
Keywords
sexualupplysningsfilm, Sex på kartan, UR, RFSU
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Film Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50677 (URN)9789173536363 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-14 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2016-04-08Bibliographically approved
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