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Melodrama After The Tears: New Perspectives on the Politics of Victimhood

versione breve Collection of essays resulting in part from the conference "After the Tears" on November 11-12, 2011. Volume to be published with Amsterdam University Press in 2015, (US distributor University of Chicago Press); in series Film Culture in Transition, series editor Thomas Elsaesser.

Volume Contents

Introduction

I. Cultures of Suffering and Cinematic Identities
Victimhood and Melodrama: Modern, Political and Militant
Thomas Elsaesser

When is Melodrama ‘Good’? Mega-Melodrama and Victimhood
Linda Williams

Melodrama and War in Hollywood Genre Cinema
Hermann Kappelhoff

Race Interactions: Melodrama and the Ambiguities of Colorism
Christof Decker

The Purloined Letter: Ophuls after Cavell
Ulrike Hanstein

II. Modernity and the Melodramatic Self
The Melodrama of the Self
Eva Illouz

Rousseau’s nightmare
Vincent Kaufmann

“Emotional suffering” as universal category? Victimhood and the collective imaginary
Jörg Metelmann

III. Collective Traumas and National Melodramas
part 1 - Legacies of 9/11

The Abu Ghraib Archive
W.J.T. Mitchell; with introduction by Scott Loren

The melodramatic style of American Politics
Elisabeth Anker

Tears of Testimony: Glenn Beck and the Conservative Moral Occult
Scott Loren

part 2 - Holocaust Legacies
The Cultural Construction of the Holocaust Witness as a Melodramatic Hero
Amos Goldberg

Nation and Emotion. The competition for victimhood in Europe
Ulrich Schmid

Perspectives
Interview with Christine Gledhill
Scott Loren & Jörg Metelmann
   
parole chiave victimhood, subjectivity, melodrama, media, sociology, film studies, theology, American studies
   
homepage http://www.afterthetears.ch
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tipo altro tipo di progetto
status corrente
inizio progetto 2011
fine progetto 2014
informations additionelles
argomenti victimhood, subjectivity, melodrama, media, sociology, film studies, theology, American studies
metodi analytical essays, interdisciplinary, theory from cultural studies and the social sciences
profile area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Märkte (KIM)
contatto Scott Loren