Signe Kjaer Jensen

Signe Kjaer Jensen

Institutionen för film och litteratur Fakulteten för konst och humaniora
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I teach courses in children's literature, comparative literature and film, often with a focus on intermediality, adaptation or reception.


My research interests center on music and sound as parts of intermedial and multimodal media constellations, and in particular on the role and function of sound and music in different types of animation films.

In my PhD project, I wrote about music in children's animation features, trying to locate the musical potential for meaning in the interaction between: formal, multimodal features of the films; the social context of the viewing situation; and the active interpretation and reception processes the child is engaged in. The project is based on an interdisciplinary framework drawing primarily on qualitative audience reception studies, multimodality studies and musicology, analyzing a selected range of popular animation features from a 'textual' perspective as well as exploring children's verbalizations of their actual experiences of the films through qualitative group interviews.

You can find the full thesis as open access, in the publication list below.


Artikel i tid­skrift (Referee­granskat)

Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Referee­granskat)

Konferens­bidrag (Övrigt veten­skapligt)

Doktors­avhandling, mono­grafi (Övrigt veten­skapligt)

Artikel, recension (Övrigt veten­skapligt)

Konstnärlig output (Övrigt (populär­vetenskap, debatt))

  • Pop-Tiron, C., Jensen, S.K. (2018). Aurora - Connecting Senses.

    Aurora – Connecting Senses is a multimodal, interactive art installation which explores the ideas of the Northern Lights through sound, light, colour, and interaction. A looped atmospheric sound is played continuously while coloured lightbeams and sounds from a music box is activated through audiene movement. The interaction between audiences and installation thus creates flowing projections of colour and light along with sounds inspired by the Northern Lights.


Övrigt (Övrigt (populär­vetenskap, debatt))