Malena janson

Malena Janson


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Works at Department of Child and Youth Studies
Telephone 08-16 30 71
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 D, plan 8
Room D 878
Postal address Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Senior Lecturer

The Centre for the Studies of Children's Culture



Teaching and supervising children's culture students on basic and advanced level.

Teaching areas: I) Children's film and television, especially the history of Swedish children's film and television, childhood discourses and children's film aesthetics; II) Film education; III) Moving images as normative discourses; IV) Images of the child and child stars in cinema; V) Adaptation studies, intermedia studies and transmediality in the area of children's culture.



My main research interests have included numerous perspectives on moving images for and about children; how children and childhood are depicted in film and television, how these depictions reflect society's childhood discourses, and how they can be analysed on both thematic and stilistic level. In my doctoral thesis Cinema of best intentions? 60 years of Swedish children's film as education and entertainment(2007) I investigated children's perspectives in Swedish children's films from different eras. Another area of interest has been film education, with a focus upon discourses on cinema as artform and/or educational tool. At the moment I'm looking into the area of I) Aestheticising and eroticising of the body of the child within moving images; II) Film and TV adaptations of Swedish children's stories.


Last updated: June 10, 2018

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