Zarah Leander: Den queera divan

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Abstract

This article discusses the actress and singer Zarah Leander (1907-1981), one of the most celebrated female stars in German Nazi Cinema 1936-43. She is a contradictory figure, and her star persona has always been a negotiation of antagonistic formulations, thus pointing to modes of audience identification and specatorship issues, most strikingly articulated through her immense popularity in the post-war German and Swedish gay community.

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Authors
  • Tiina Rosenberg
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Gender Studies

Keywords

  • popular culture, diva, Zarah Leander, voice, gender, queer
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)68-91
JournalTidskrift för genusvetenskap
Volume1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes