Postmodern Melodrama and Its Discourses

Date: 2015-12-05 -0000-00-00
Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00
Location: FHI Garage - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)

Image: Lillian Gish in Broken Blossoms (dir. D. W. Griffiths, 1919) & Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia (dir. Lars Von Trier, 2011)

UPDATED 2/20/16: View symposium video: Part 1, Part 2

10:00am-12:30pm

The Elephant of Melodrama
Linda Williams, University of California, Berkeley

Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom
Elisabeth Anker, George Washington University

 

1:30pm-4:00pm

Melodrama and Realism in the Urban Cinema of Ramin Bahrani
Amy Corbin, Muhlenberg College

Earth-Object: Melodrama, Plasticity and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia
Monique Rooney, Australian National University