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.