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Arne Lunde

Associate Professor

Arne LundeArne Lunde is an associate professor in the Scandinavian Section at UCLA and an affiliate associate professor of Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA TFT. His research interests include Nordic cinema; European exiles and emigres in classic Hollywood and Los Angeles; film noir; studio-era film style and aesthetics; and transcultural cinemas of elsewhere. His book Nordic Exposures: Scandinavian Identities in Classical Hollywood Cinema explores how Scandinavian whiteness and ethnicity functioned in Hollywood cinema between and during the two world wars. Lunde’s articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Film International, Film Quarterly, The Moving Image, Scandinavian Studies, Scandinavica and Comparative Literature. Most recent publications include: "Ingmar's Hitchcockian Cameos: Early Bergman as Auteur inside the Swedish Studio System" in Journal of Scandinavian Cinema; "The Story of a Bad Girl!: Summer with Monika, Sexploitation and the Selling of Erotic Bergman in America" in Beyond Swedish Summers: The Breakthrough of Sexuality in Swedish Cinema; "The Scandinavian Colonies of Silent Era Hollywood" in The Blackwell Companion to Nordic Cinema; and "Going Hollywood: Nordic Directors in Contemporary American Cinema" in Popular Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace.

Lunde is co-editor with Anna Westerstahl Stenport of Georgia Tech University of Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere (Edinburgh University Press, 2019). The volume introduces a new concept to Nordic film studies as well as to other small national, transnational and world cinema traditions. Examining overlooked "elsewheres," the book presents Nordic cinemas as international, cosmopolitan, diasporic and geographically dispersed, from their beginnings in the early silent period to their present 21st-century dynamics. Exploring both canonical works by directors such as Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier, as well as a wide range of unknown or overlooked narratives of movement, synthesis and resistance, the book offers a new model of inquiry into a multi-varied Scandinavian cultural lineage, and into small nation and pan-regional world cinemas.

Lunde is currently completing a book manuscript titled Early Bergman: Rebel Auteur inside the Swedish Studio System, which investigates the first decade (1944-1955) of the cinema career of Ingmar Bergman as a writer-director.