Background

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies (Cinema Studies). I have a BA in Film Studies from Lund University and an MA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Copenhagen.

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Research Interests

My PhD project focuses on the supporting cast/minor characters in 1930s and '40s Hollywood comedy. In particular, my focus is on the scene stealing acts, comic turns and sideshows instigated by the most eccentric minor players. I am interested in exploring why the minor characters were so pervasive at this particular time in Hollywood and what role secondary performance played within the context of the studio system and specifically in the comedic genres.

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