The Melodramatic Hybrid

Date: April 9, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 12:00am
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall – C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

10:00am – 12:15pm

David Levin, The University of Chicago, “What Does (the Jewish) Woman Want?”

Matthew Smith, Stanford University, “The Speechless One Who Knows: The Adventures of a Melodramatic Figure from Pixérécourt to Almodóvar”


1:30pm – 4:00pm

Mary Simonson, Colgate University, "’Adding to the Pictures’: The American Film Prologue in the 1920s”

Christopher Morris, Maynooth University, “The Height of Melodrama: Music in the Mountain Film”


The PAL-FHI Seminar in Melodrama is part of the Concepts, Figures, and Art Forms seminars co-sponsored by the Center for Philosophy, Art, and Literature and the FHI, with support from the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative.