Background and activities

Bjørn Sørenssen

POSITION: Professor emeritus

FIELD OF STUDY: Film studies, media studies, new media technology
SEKSJON: Seksjon for film og bildemedier

Bjørn Sørenssen i bibsys

Bjørn Sørenssen i frida

PROJECTS:

Digital Eye - Documentary and Realism in the Age of Audiovisual Convergence. New Modes of Articulation and Social Participation. Prosjekt finansiert gjennom NFRs program KIM (Kommunikasjon, informasjonsteknologi og medier).

Cinema and Emerging European Nations (CEEN) International network for research on national film history and the construction of the national.

Local film - global medium. Film production in Trondheim 1906 - 1955.

COST Action A30 - East of West - Setting a New Central and Eastern Eurpean Media Research Agenda

Moving Testimonies: New Documentary Assemblages. International book projects under the leadership of Janet Walker og Bhaskar Sarkar, University of California at Santa Barbara

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Film history, documentary, new media technology, digital media

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

2021

2020

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2020) Arnljot Berg og "Bobbys krig". Historiska fiktioner. En antologi om film, tv och historia.

2019

2018

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2018) Orions Belte: The Birth of the Norwegian “High-Concept” Movie in the Shadow of the Second Cold War. Media and the Cold War in the 1980s: Between Star Wars and Glasnost.

2017

2016

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2016) Lindsay Anderson:The Polish Connection. Lindsay Anderson Revisited. Unknown Aspects of a Film Director..

2015

2014

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2014) Digital Diffusion of Delusions: A World Wide Web of Conspiracy Documentaries. New Documentary Ecologies Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses.

2013

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2013) Eating Out and Norwegian "dirty realism". Short Film Studies. vol. 3 (2).
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2013) The Forgotten Cinematographer of Mount Suribachi: Bill Genaust´s Eight-Second Iwo Jima Footage and the Historical Facsimile. Eastwood's Iwo Jima: A Critical Engagement With Flags of Our Fathers & Letters From Iwo Jima.

2012

2011

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2011) From Will to Reality - Norwegian Film During the Nazi Occupation, 1940 - 1945. Cinema and the Swastika. The International Expansion of Third Reich Cinema.

2010

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2010) A Fly on the Wall. On Dom kallar oss mods and the Mods Trilogy. Swedish Film. An Introduction and Reader.

2009

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2009) A Modern Medium for a Modern Message.Norsk Jernverk 1947-1974,Through the Camera Lens. Films that work.Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media.
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2009) Breaking the Age Barrier in the Internet Age:The Story of Geriatric1927. The YouTube Reader.
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2009) Dokumentarfilmens "Basic Story" og "Standard Version" - noen historiografiske overlegninger. Veier tilbake : filmhistoriske perspektiver : festskrift i anledning Gunnar Iversens 50-årsdag 18. januar 2009.
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2009) From "Super Babies" and "Nazi Bastards" to Victims Finding a Voice. The Memory Trajectory of the Norwegian Lebensborn Children. Documentary Testimonies. Global Archives of Suffering.
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2009) The “Socially Useful” in Public Broadcasting: Between Idealism and Utilitarianism – the Griersonian Element in a Tradition. Medijska Istrazivanja. vol. 15 (2).

2008

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2008) Digital Video and Alexandre Astruc´s "caméra stylo": the new avant-garde in documentary realized?. Studies in Documentary Film. vol. 2 (1).

2005

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2005) Heftig og begeistret/Cool and Crazy. The Cinema of Scandinavia.
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2005) Hrafn Gunnlaugsson�The Viking Who Came in from the Cold?. Transnational Cinema in a Global North Nordic Cinema in Transition.

2003

2001

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2001) Radical Romanticism in Scandinavian Documentary: The Norwegian Nature Meme in "For harde livet". Film History. An International Journal. vol. 13 (1).
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2001) Å fange virkeligheten. Dokumentarfilmens århundre. Universitetsforlaget. 2001. ISBN 82-15-00054-1.

2000

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (2000) The Truman Show - Film,Television and the Convergence of Private and Public Space. Priestor vo filme/Space in Film.

1996

  • Dahl, Hans Fredrik; Gripsrud, Jostein; Iversen, Gunnar; Skretting, Kathrine; Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1996) Kinoens mørke, og fjernsynets lys : film og fjernsyn i Norge gjennom hundre år. Gyldendal Litteratur. 1996. ISBN 82-05-23193-1.

1994

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1994) "I Have a Plan!" The Olsen Gang Captures Denmark and Norway: Negotiating the Popular Culture Gap. The Velvet Light Trap.
  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1994) Kyberkultur i hverdagen. Tendens (Kultursociologisk Forening).

1992

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1992) Från Foxjournal til CNN - Om informationens fiktionalisering som nyhetsformat. Filmhäftet.

1991

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1991) The Voice of Reconstruction: the Norwegian Post-war Newsreel as History of a Mentality. Media and Communication: Readings in Methodology, History and Culture.

1989

1986

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1986) The Documentary Aesthetics of Humphrey Jennings. Documentary and the Mass Media.

1983

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1983) Fra Joseph Conrads "Heart of Darkness" over T.S.Eliot til Francis Coppolas "Apocalypse Now". En filmklassiker fra 1979 og dens litterære bakgrunn. Vinduet.

1982

  • Sørenssen, Bjørn. (1982) Arbeiderfilmen i Norge 1928 - 1940. Tidsskrift for arbeiderbevegelsens historie.