22 February 2009

Academic Writings

2014: "Tv-serier: The Wire og den tredje gullalderen" ["TV Series: The Wire and the Third Golden Age"], Universitetsforlaget, ISBN: 9788215023182.

2014: "Romantic authorship in copyright law and the uses of aesthetics", in The Work of Authorship, edited by Mireille van Eechoud, University Amsterdam Press. Available as free ebook here.

2013: "On the prospects of raising the originality requirement in copyright law: Perspectives from the Humanities", co-authored with Stef van Gompel, in The Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, vol. 60, no. 3.Preprint available here.

2013: "Quality, merit, aesthetics and purpose: An inquiry into EU copyright law’s eschewal of other criteria than originality", co-authored with Stef van Gompel, in Revue Internationale du Droit d'Auteur, vol. 236. Preprint available here.

2012: "The Video Essay: The Future of Academic Film and Television Criticism?", in Frames, no. 1.

2012: "Style in The Wire", video essay on Vimeo.

2012: "Mystisk, magisk, svulstig, tragisk: Terrence Malicks The Tree of Life". Review of Tree of Life, in Ekfrase, no. 1, 2012.

2012: "Theory's Pyrrhic Victory", in Hunting High and Low. Skriftfest til Jostein Gripsrud, edited by Jan Fredrik Hovden and Karl Knapskog, Scandinavian Academic Press.

2011: "The Poetics and Rhetorics of The Wire's Intertextuality", in Critical Studies in Television, 1: 6.

2010: "Den norske filmoffentligheten" ["The Norwegian film sphere"], in Vagant, no. 4.

2010: "Forward to the Past: The Strange Case of The Wire", in Relocating Television. Television in the Digital Context, edited by Jostein Gripsrud, New York: Routledge.

2010: "Filmkritikkens vedvarende impotens - tid for digital Viagra?" ["The Persistent Impotence of Film Criticism - Time for Digital Viagra?"], in The Norwegian Journal of Media Studies, no. 1.

2009: "New Narrative Depths? Spectacle and Narrative in Blockbuster Cinema Revisited", in Nordicom Review, 30:2. Full text.

2009: "'Not the Obstacle but the Means': Film History and the Postmodern Challenge", in Rethinking History, 13:3. Full text (subscription required).

2009: "Instruktive filmanalyser" ["Instructive Film Analyses"]. Review of Filmanalytiske tradisjoner, in The Norwegian Journal of Media Studies, no. 2.

2009: "Relativt komplekst om narrativ kompleksitet" ["Relatively complex on narrative complexity"]. Review of Puzzle Films. Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema., in 16:9. Full text.

2008: "Filmkritikk i den digitale tidsalderen" ["Film Criticism in the Digital Era"], i Kulturjournalistikkens Offentlighet, (red. Karl Knapskog og Leif Ove Larsen). Spartacus Forlag.

2008: Changing Narratives. Five Essays on Hollywood History. My doctoral dissertation.

2008: "The Battle for the Blockbuster: Discourses of Spectacle and Excess", in New Review of Film and Television Studies, 6:2. Full text (subscription required).

2008: "Film audiences", co-authored with Jostein Gripsrud, in Handbook of Film Studies, edited by James Donald and Michael Renov, London: Sage.

2007: "Komikk og Romantikk i Hollywood" ("Comedy and Romance in Hollywood"), in 16:9, no. 20, February 2007. Full text.

2006: "Narrative Structure in The Sixth Sense: A New Twist in 'Twist Movies'?", in The Velvet Light Trap, no. 58. Full text (subscription required).

2006: "On the Prospects of a Postmodern Film Historiography", theory of science paper.

2006: "'The Way Bordwell Tells It': Om Klassisk og post-klassisk Hollywoodfilm", in The Norwegian Journal of Media Studies, no. 3. Full text.

2006: "'The Way Bordwell Tells It': On classical and post-classical Hollywood cinema", in The Norwegian Journal of Media Studies. Full text.

2004: "Pressen og teatrene. En case-studie fra Bergen", in Søkelys på kulturjournalistikk. Bergen: Department of Information Science and Media Studies. ISBN 82-8033-023-2.

2001: Kjærlighet i seriemonogamiets tidsalder. Romantiske komedier i Hollywood. Bergen: Institutt for Medievitenskap.

Other Writings

2014: "Ingen grunn til berøringsangst", in Bergens Tidende, May 4. Full text

2014: "Mellom det gode og det onde: Karaktertegning i The Wire", in Rushprint. Full text

2013: "Hva skal vi med supercuts?", in Rushprint. Full text

2012: "Høydepunkter fra BIFF 2012", in Rushprint. Full text

2012: "Some Reflections on My Video Essay Venture Style in the Wire", in Frames. Full text

2012: "Videoessay om The Wire", in Rushprint. Full text

2011: "Høydepunkter fra BIFF", in Rushprint. Full text

2011: "Er tv virkelig bedre enn film?", in Rushprint, no. 3, 2011. Full text

2011: "Hva skal vi med filmkritikk?", in Rushprint, Full text

2011: "Ødelegger reklameavbrudd opplevelsen?", in Rushprint. Full text

2007: "Merkverdig mylder", in Bergens Tidende. Full text

2002: "Historieskriving i Hollywood", in Bergens Tidende. Full text

2002: "Evnen til å kjede seg", in Bergens Tidende. Full text

Academic conferences/papers

2012: "The Video Essay as an academic genre: Philosophical, epistemological, and copyright issues". Seminar at Department of Art and Media Studies, NTNU, November 30.

2011: "The Rise and Fall of Theory". Paper at the Nordic Media Conference, Akureiri, Iceland, August 10-14.

2011: "Film Criticism in the Digital Era". Paper at the Remix Cinema workshop, Oxford Internet Institute, March 24-25.

2010: "The Relationship between the Humanities and Law as Hermeneutic Disciplines", HERA workshop, University of Cambridge, October 30.

2010: "Intertekstualitet og symbolikk i The Wire" ["Intertextuality and Symbolism in The Wire"]. Paper at The Wire seminar at NTNU, April 15.

2009: "Character Complexity in The Wire". Paper at the Digicult seminar Media Studies in the Digital Era, Paris, France, November 26.-27.

2009: "Beyond the Literal. Intertextuality, Allegory, and Symbolism in The Wire". Paper at the Nordic Media Conference, Karlstad, Sweden, August 13.-15.

2009: “The Strange Case of The Wire”. Paper at the Nomadikon conference, Bergen, February 20.-21.

2008: "The Strange Case of The Wire". Paper at the Norwegian Media Conference, Lillehammer, October 30.-31.

2008: "The Strange Case of The Wire". Paper at the Digicult Symposium, Paris, October 22.

2007: “Spectacle and Excess in the Blockbuster”. Paper at the NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) conference, Vienna, Austria, June 21.-23. 2007.

2006: "Spectacle and Excess in the Blockbuster". Paper at the Norwegian Media Conference in Bergen, Norway, October 19.-20.

2006: "Spectacle and Excess in the Blockbuster". Paper at the Style and Story Design PhD seminar in Ebeltoft, Denmark, June 8.-10.

2005: "The Concept of Classical Hollywood Cinema". Paper at the Nordic Media Conference in Aalborg, Denmark, August 11.-14.

2005: “Narration in The Sixth Sense”. Paper at the Text, Image, Sound, Space PhD seminar in Bergen, August 29.-September 1.

2003: "A New Twist in Twist Movies?". Paper at the Text/Context NorFa course at Lyngørporten, August 18.-22.

01 November 2006


2014: "The Wire og den tredje gullalderen". Presentation at NRK Drama, October 31.

2014: "The Wire og den tredje gullalderen", forfatterintervju Norsk Sakprosafestival, Oslo, October 25.

2014: "The Wire og den tredje gullalderen". Guest lecture at the University of Tromsø, October 22.

2014: "Hva skjedde med TV-serien?", forfatterintervju, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, May 20. 

2012: Chairman of the jury, Bergen International Film Festival, October 17-24, best Norwegian documentary and short documentary

2010: The HBO effect. Presentation/debate at Studentersamfunnet, November 3.

2009: From classical Hollywood to new complexity. Presentation at Radisson SAS, Bergen, November 6.

2009: The crisis of film criticism. Presentation and panel discussion at the annual meeting of The Norwegian Association of Film Critics', Haugesund, August 26.

2009: Opening speech at Yang Fudong's exhibition "Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest" at Foundation 3,14, Bergen May 8.

2009: Film analysis. Presentation at Fagleg-pedagogisk dag, Bergen, February 6.

2008: The formal features of cinema. Presentation for high school students, Haugesund, November 20.

2008: Film analysis. Presentation at Bergen International Film Festival, October 7.

2008: Film culture in the digital era. Presentation for Nordic journalists, Berlin, February 12.

2008: A Journey through Hollywood history. Presentation for Ascheough.
January 16. - Trondheim
January 23. - Kristiansand
January 24. - Bergen
February 4. - Asker

2007: Aesthetic tools: A digital revolution? Seminar/panel discussion at the Bergen International Film Festival, October 22. A short presentation can be found here.

2003-2007: Doctoral student. A short presentation of my project can be found here.

2006: Member of the organizing committee for the Norwegian Association of Media Researchers' 12th Conference in Bergen, Norway, October 19.-20.
2006: Panel discussion: David Lynch, Studentersamfunnet i Bergen, October 4.

2006: Series of lectures on film history at the University of Stavanger, March 1.-2.

2005: Singin' in the Rain, presentation for Bergen Filmklubb; March 3.

2005: Romantikk på film, presentation at Phonofestivalen; February 4.

2004: Panel discussion: Om innkjøpsordningen, Filmklubbforbundets årsmøte, April 24.

2003: Film dramaturgy, presentation at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, February 19.