Interpretation of cultural and artistic traditions in TV series of the Scandinavian region

Tymofii Kokhan

Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.
ORCID ID 0000-0003-1134-9761


Keywords: Scandinavian region, series, interpretation, genre, cultural and artistic traditions, thriller, remake, mysticism, melodrama.


The material of the article, on the one hand, systematizes the creative assets of the television of the Scandinavian countries regarding the production of series of the detective and crime genre, and on the other hand, determines the influence on their creation of cultural and artistic traditions that were formed in the territory of this region during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The emphasis placed on the detective-crime genre seems quite natural, because it not only dominates the television productions of Scandinavia, but also actively uses the potential of the “thriller”, which gives the series a special color.

Attention is also focused on the “remake” phenomenon, with which artists are actively experimenting, expanding the artistic and emotional expressiveness of the screen image.

The understanding of the detective-criminal genre of series productions of the Scandinavian region is carried out on the basis of a chronological approach, which is necessary in the process of applying cultural analysis. The choice of empirical material is determined by the aesthetic and artistic position of the author of the article.

Authors Biography.

Tymofii Kokhan, Ph.D. (Art Studies), Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv.


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PDF (Ukrainian).

Published: 2023.04.04.

Vol 23 No 1 (2023).