Svalbard on the (Post-)Soviet Screen

Sammendrag

A selection of Soviet/Russian and Norwegian documentary and feature films about Svalbard is analysed to account for the recurrent issues raised in cinematic representations of the archipelago. Such issues primarily include Svalbard’s ownership and demilitarization, as well as the role that women – and Russia – play in the region. The subject of these representations’ verisimilitude is also discussed. The article concludes that both film groups show a mutually observed parallel reality.

Forfatterbiografi

Andrei Rogatchevski, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

PhD in Slavonic Languages and Literatures, Professor in Russian Literature and Culture, Department of Language and Culture, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. Latest major publication: A War of Songs: Popular Music and Recent Russia-Ukraine Relations (2019, co-authored with Hansen, Steinholt and Wickström).

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2020-02-01
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Rogatchevski, Andrei. 2020. «Svalbard on the (Post-)Soviet Screen». Nordlit, nr. 45 (februar):150–174. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.4993.
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