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Erlend Lavik

Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen

Postboks 7802

5020 Bergen

Office: (+47) 55 58 91 46

Email: Erlend.Lavik@infomedia.uib.no

Academic publications

2011: “The Poetics and Rhetorics of The Wire”, in Critical Studies in Television, 1: 6.

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. The introduction is available here.

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. [Love in the Age of Serial Monogamy. Romantic Comedies in Hollywood], Bergen: Institutt for Medievitenskap

Other Writings

2011: “Hva skal vi med filmkritikk?”, in Rushprint. Full text
2011: “Ødelegger reklameavbrudd opplevelsen?”, in Rushprint. Full text

2010: “Den norske filmoffentligheten”, in Vagant, no. 4.

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

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.

Activities

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.

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