In Norwegian film comedies in the 1950s, clothes and underwear are used to map out different attitudes to and effects of modernity. In this essay, the film Dust on the Brain is used as a way to discuss the meaning of black lingerie, identity, and the female body in post-war Norwegian cinema, but also to discuss gender roles and structures of laughter in the comedy genre.

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Journal European Journal of Scandinavian Studies
Iversen, G. (2017). The Dark Continent of Modernity: Black Lingerie in Norwegian Comedies in the 1950s. European Journal of Scandinavian Studies (Vol. 47, pp. 367–376). doi:10.1515/ejss-2017-0024