New issue of the MEF-journal no. 9 – University of Copenhagen

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New issue of the MEF-journal no. 9

 

The 9th issue of the MEF Journal has been released

The 9th  issue of the MEF-journal has been published and the four articles and the introduction by the editors can be read here: https://tidsskrift.dk/mef-journal/issue/view/6809

The four articles are:

Interaktivt Midgård: tønderæs og fanfiction-romancer i Peter Jacksons Hobbitten
By Sara Prahl Larsen.

  • In the essay ”On Fairy Stories”, author J.R.R. Tolkien reveals two important concepts behind his creation of Middle-earth and fantasy literature: subcreation and immersion. While both concepts have played a key role in the fanfiction and gaming culture surrounding his works, they are highly present in Peter Jackson’s often criticized adaptation of The Hobbit that uses interactive strategies similar to those applied by the fan culture to both realize and challenge

Mens de venter – undervisning af asylsøgende børn i Røde Kors’ skoler
By Bolette Moldenhawer and Jeannette Ruskjær 

  • The aim of this article is to examine the educational work with asylum- seeking children in Danish Red Cross schools. By focusing on interactions between teachers and students the analytical purpose is to investigate which social identities asylum-seeking children are bestowed within an institutional praxis marked by a matter of cultural courses. The article shows how the educational praxis in Danish Red Cross schools alternates between treating the asylum-seeking children as just children or as children with special – mental, social and emotionally – needs based on a sustained educational approach. 

 

Hvem er Knud? Om børnelitteraturens potentiale i den retoriske dannelse
By Lærke Skærlund

  • This article explores the common ground between the field of rhetoric and the peculiar nature of children’s literature. This is based on an analysis of the book Ud med Knud (Exit Knud) by Jesper Wung-Sung. The article argues for an overlap between the results of the analysis and values about the education of children put forward by the Renaissance thinker Giambattista Vico. The analysis is grounded in theory from the fields of rhetoric and narratology. It shows how Ud med Knud leads the actual reader to value dialogue and that the structure of the narrative encourages the reader to use her imagination. 

 

Cognitive film theory: A personal status – Interview with Professor Ed Tan
By Birger Langkjær and Andreas Gregersen

  • Originally trained in psychology, Ed S. Tan quickly moved into film, media, and communications studies. He is widely known as a central figure in the ‘second wave’ of cognitive film studies, which focuses on the interplay between cognition and emotion. His 1994 book Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film as an Emotion Machine placed emotions – triggered by the careful design of movies – as the driver of film viewing and engagement, and he has consistently argued that ‘interest’ is the central emotion. At present, he has a special research interest in the social nature of media perception.


The Journal will especially strengthen students’ and younger researcher’s possibilities for publishing professional knowledge based on e.g. dissertations, larger written assignments or courses. Furthermore, the aim of the journal is to strengthen the ties between research and education and provide expert knowledge to people working professionally within the respective research areas of the department. The Journal is open for submissions for the next issue with a deadline on March 1, 2018.