Refiguring Melodrama In Film And Television

Author: Agustín Zarzosa
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739172530
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Refiguring Melodrama in Film and Television: Captive Affects, Elastic Sufferings, Vicarious Objects, by Agustin Zarzosa, challenges the long-standing definition of melodrama as a cultural mode that anxiously proclaims the existence of a defunct moral order in a post-sacred world. Arguing that the central concern of melodrama is not morality but suffering, this book offers an alternative conception of melodrama as an apparatus that shapes suffering and redistributes its visibility."

The Films Of Konrad Wolf

Author: Larson Powell
Editor: Camden House
ISBN: 1640140727
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"This is the first book in any language on the films of Konrad Wolf (1925-1982), East Germany's greatest filmmaker, and puts Wolf in a larger European filmic and historical context"--

Melodrama In Contemporary Film And Television

Author: M. Stewart
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137319852
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Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics.

Biographical Television Drama

Author: Hannah Andrews
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030646785
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Queer Tv

Author: Nancy San Martin
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Melodrama

Author: Frank Kelleter
Editor: Universitaetsverlag Winter
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This volume explores the current status quo of 'melodrama studies' with respect to theater, prose writing, film, and other genres and forms, spanning a historical range from the eighteenth century to the present time. It starts from the observation that what used to be regarded as a lower form of cultural expression in the first half of the twentieth century, came to be reevaluated markedly in the last decades. These days, melodrama tends to be invoked as a serious and central category to assess the modern cultural imagination and imaginary. Moreover, at a time in which generic classification is becoming increasingly problematical, because genres, be they literary or filmic, are identified less with stable norms, and are understood increasingly as processes, melodrama gains an especially prominent function in literary and cultural studies, since it is seen as cutting across the field of generic identification. The contributions to this volume investigate different manifestations of melodrama and emphasize the multifaceted and heterogeneous character of the melodramatic mode.

Passionate Politics

Author: Ralph J. Poole
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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This new collection of essays on American stage and film melodrama assesses the multifarious and contradictory uses to which melodrama has been put in American culture from the late 18th century to the present. It focuses on the various ways in which the genre has periodically intervened in debates over race, class, gender and sexuality and, in this manner, has also persistently contributed to the formation and transformation of American nationhood: from the debates over who constitutes the newborn nation in the Early Republic, to the subsequent conflict over abolition and the discussion of gender roles at the turn of the 19th century, to the fervent class struggles of the 1930s and the critiques of domestic containment in the 1950s, as well as to ongoing debates of gender, race, and sexuality today. Addressing these issues from a variety of different angles, including historical, aesthetic, cultural, phenomenological, and psychological approaches, these essays present a complex picture of the cultural work and passionate politics accomplished by melodrama over the course of the past two centuries, particularly at times of profound social change.

Schirmer Encyclopedia Of Film Independent Film Road Movies

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Editor: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780028657943
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This reference source covers all aspects of the cinema, including film history, production, national cinemas, genre theory and criticism, and cultural contexts.

Bfi Film And Television Handbook

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Television Studies

Author: Gary Burns
Editor: Praeger Publishers
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Burns and Thompson help to remedy the lack of a forum for current research on television by bringing together some of the best recent research in television studies. In compiling these 13 papers, the editors maintain a balance of timely interest and lasting relevance. After an introductory debate primarily seeking a definition of `Television Studies,' the contributors study texts of current TV dramatic and comic series, such as Dallas and Cheers, as well as current trends in nonfiction TV, such as network and local news coverage. In a final essay, conventional wisdom about `the audience' is refuted.

Quarterly Of Film Radio And Television

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The Cinema Book

Author: Pam Cook
Editor: British Film Inst
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This new edition of 'The Cinema Book' looks at the recent developments in the field of cinema studies whilst retaining the historical coverage and depth of the original.

Iowa Journal Of Cultural Studies

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Presentations Of The 29th Annual Sw Texas Regional Meeting Of The Popular Culture And American Culture Association

Author: Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Associations. Meeting
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Proceedings of the 29th Annual SW/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, held Feb. 13-16, 2008 in Albuquerque.

From Hobbits To Hollywood

Author: Ernest Mathijs
Editor: Brill Rodopi
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Peter Jackson's film version of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) is the grandest achievement of 21st century cinema so far. But it is also linked to topical and social concerns including war, terrorism, and cultural imperialism. Its style, symbols, narrative, and structure seem always already linked to politics, cultural definition, problems of cinematic style, and the elemenal mythologies that most profoundly capture our imaginations. From Hobbits to Hollywood: Essays on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings treats Jackson's trilogy as having two conditions of existence: an aesthetic and a political. Like other cultural artefacts, it leads a double life as objet d'art and public statement about the world, so that nothing in it is ever just cinematically beautiful or tasteful, and nothing is ever just a message or an opinion. Written by leading scholars in the study of cinema and culture From Hobbits to Hollywood gives Jackson's trilogy the fullest scholarly interrogation to date. Ranging from interpretations of The Lord of the Rings' ideological and philosophical implications, through discussions of its changing fandoms and its incorporation into the Hollywood industry of stars, technology, genre, and merchandising, to considerations of CGI effects, acting, architecture and style, the essays contained here open a new vista of criticism and light, for ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, followers of Jackson, and all those who yearn for a deeper appreciation of cinema and its relation to culture.

Mourning The Nation

Author: Bhaskar Sarkar
Editor: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 9780822344117
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What remains of the “national” when the nation unravels at the birth of the independent state? The political truncation of India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947 led to a social cataclysm in which roughly one million people died and ten to twelve million were displaced. Combining film studies, trauma theory, and South Asian cultural history, Bhaskar Sarkar follows the shifting traces of this event in Indian cinema over the next six decades. He argues that Partition remains a wound in the collective psyche of South Asia and that its representation on screen enables forms of historical engagement that are largely opaque to standard historiography. Sarkar tracks the initial reticence to engage with the trauma of 1947 and the subsequent emergence of a strong Partition discourse, revealing both the silence and the eventual “return of the repressed” as strands of one complex process. Connecting the relative silence of the early decades after Partition to a project of postcolonial nation-building and to trauma’s disjunctive temporal structure, Sarkar develops an allegorical reading of the silence as a form of mourning. He relates the proliferation of explicit Partition narratives in films made since the mid-1980s to disillusionment with post-independence achievements, and he discusses how current cinematic memorializations of 1947 are influenced by economic liberalization and the rise of a Hindu-chauvinist nationalism. Traversing Hindi and Bengali commercial cinema, art cinema, and television, Sarkar provides a history of Indian cinema that interrogates the national (a central category organizing cinema studies) and participates in a wider process of mourning the modernist promises of the nation form.

Screen

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Career Movies

Author: Jack Boozer
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Boozer argues that the career/business film has achieved such variety and prominence that it should be considered a legitimate film genre.

Magill S Cinema Annual

Author: Beth A. Fhaner
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781578590438
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Magill's Cinema Annual offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the U.S. in 1997. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations. MPAA ratings, eight indexes, and most importantly its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

Moral Spectatorship

Author: Lisa Cartwright
Editor: Duke University Press Books
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Lisa Cartwright contributes to feminist film theory by developing a new psychoanalytic theory of spectatorship and human subjectivity.