Scandinavian Serial Killer Narratives
This project investigates Scandinavian serial killer narratives in literature, film, and television produced from 1990 and onwards. It builds on the hypothesis that the serial killer as a figure of contemporary popular culture reflects and engages with a wide variety of cultural concerns and anxieties. The main purpose of the project is to investigate narrative and aesthetic strategies in Scandinavian serial killer narratives in order to understand the kinds of cultural work such narratives do in relation to the sociohistorical contexts in which they are situated. The project consists of in-depth case studies and a general survey. The latter will explore and map the development of notable formal and thematic tendencies in a broad selection of both fictional and documentary Scandinavian serial killer narratives, while the case studies will investigate selected narratives from a variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives.
Morten Feldtfos Thomsen, Lecturer, Comparative Literature
Sofia Wijkmark, Reader, Comparative Literature