Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

My research is partly aimed at Swedish film history, primarily the films of Ingmar Bergman. Another interest is British film history and the work of Scottish film director Lindsay Anderson, on whose works I published a monograph already in the 1990s. My research on Bergman is geared at how is films related to contemporary Swedish society: socially, politically and culturally. The hypothesis is that Bergman's films opposed the priorities of the Swedish Model Welfare State. The rationality and modernity of the new era were depicted in black. Yet another research interest is the Swedish actress Kristina Söderbaum, who worked in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 40s. In spite of her international fame during the Second World War, she has been forgotten in Sweden. My research tries to answer the question: Why? Yet, another research project concerns Winston Churchill's relationship to film.

Research

Publications

Books (5)
Editorships (18)
Articles (32)
Book chapters (81)
Conference contributions (58)
Working papers (1)
Reviews (5)
Newspaper articles (121)
Miscellaneous (1)
Supervision at Lund University (7)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Erik Hedling

Professor
Film Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail erik.hedlinglitt.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 87

Room SOL:H224

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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