Wednesday October 16, 13–15, room 4-0019, Campus Engelska parken. Engaging Vulnerability invites all attendees to a mingle after the talk. OBS! – If you wish to attend the seminar and the mingle, send an email to mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se no later than October 14.

On Wednesday October 16, at 13–15, Adriana Margaret Dancus, University of South-Eastern Norway, visits Engaging Vulnerability. She will give a talk on her recently published book, Exposing Vulnerability: Self-Mediation in Scandinavian Films by Women (Intellect, 2019). Her book explores the diversity of perspectives afforded by the emerging body of Scandinavian films produced by women. She focuses on women filmmakers’ use of their own vulnerability in representing Scandinavian experiences with globally relevant contemporary issues such as race, gender, mental illness, bullying, and the trauma of migration, and highlights the frictions between the positive and negative manifestations of such vulnerability. Though Scandinavia is reputed for its ambitious and innovative film tradition, film scholarship has largely ignored women’s bold contributions to the canon. Exposing Vulnerability is a cultural and socio-political analysis of contemporary film by Scandinavian women as they use their lives and work to reconfigure the cinematic, the political, and the ethical.