Film journal Kosmorama online

RESEARCH. The Danish film journal Kosmorama, published in print from 1954-2012, re-emerges in a new version on the web where you can find a number of articles in English.

Over the years, Denmark's oldest film journal Kosmorama has presented hundreds of insightful film articles by writers and scholars.

In order to reach out to a broader audience, Kosmorama has now taken the leap from print to web where new articles as well as the extensive back catalogue are available for free download.

Mormonens-Offer_450The Mormon (Valdemar Psilander) and his innocent victim (Clara Wieth) in Nordisk Film's "A Victim of the Mormons" from 1911.

Dreyer and white slave trade

Selected articles will be available in English, both peer-reviewed research articles and non-peer-reviewed articles of a more popular nature. Making use of the advantages of a digital format, the articles feature illustrative film clips.

These articles are now available, and more will be added over time:

Pissing into the Well: Dreyer, Film Propaganda and Cognitive Theory
About the propagandistic features in Carl Theodor Dreyer's short film "The Water in the Country"
By Casper Tybjerg, Copenhagen University
With film clips

Lamps, Light and Enlightenment: Poul Henningsen's Denmark and Ole Roos' "PH Light"
About cultural critic Poul Henningsen who is best known abroad for his iconic lamps
By Claire Thomson, University College London

The White Slave Trade Gets Religion in "A Victim of the Mormons"
About how a Danish film from 1911 inspired a whole wave of anti-mormon films
By Julie Allen, University of Madison-Wisconsin
With film clips

The site also presents FORUM which assembles news on recent publications and upcoming research activities, such as workshops, lectures, conferences and call for papers. Also, you can ask other scholars research questions.

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