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Saki Kobayashi är doktorand i filmvetenskap vid Institutionen för mediestudier. Hon har en kandidatexamen i Language and Culture från Osaka University och en masterexamen i filmvetenskap från Stockholms universitet.

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Research Interests

Saki's PhD dissertation will study the stardom of Viveca Lindfors, arguably the largest female star in the 1940s Swedish cinema. Through analysing Lindfors' stardom based on extensive archival research, my project investigates the following: the notion of "Swedisheness" from national and transnational perspective, the historically and culturally specific conception of "star" in the 40s Sweden, the star-making machinery in Sweden (with special focus on the interaction between theatre and film) and stars' influence on the 40s Swedish consumer culture.

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