English 100

Junior Seminar: Film Melodrama

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
18 Spring 2008 Bader, Julia
Bader, Julia
"MW 5:30-7 P.M, plus weekly film screenings<br><br>M 7-10 P.M." 221 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Bratton, Cook, Gledhill, eds.: Melodrama: Stage, Picture, Screen; Byars, J.: All That Hollywood Allows ; Cook, P.: Screening the Past; Klinger, B.: Melodrama and Meaning; Landy, M.: Imitations of Life


We will focus on a range of film melodramas from early silents to contemporary examples, analyzing melodrama�s relationship to the body, the family, gender roles, excess and spectacle. We will be interested in melodrama and modernity, and in the genre�s position vis a vis politics and culture.

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