Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 31 - April 3, 2005
This panel asks after the historical and ongoing imbrication of melodrama and war. How have the "affective rhythms" of melodrama underscored filmic and televisual representations of war, structured the appeal to identify with both victimization and heroic agency? How have melodrama's moralizing claims animated nationalist sentiment, or authorized pleasure in the spectacle of nationalist violence?
Topics might include but are not limited to: imperialism and the early cinema; Indian wars and the Hollywood western; the war film in any era; or television coverage of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Please send a completed Standard Abstract Form (available on the SCMS website: www.cmstudies.org), including 300-400 word proposal, brief bio, and bibliography of no more than 10 entries, by August 15th to: Jonna_Eagle@Brown.edu
(Presenters must be members of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies by January 2005.)
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