Course Catalog - 2016-2017

     

FILM 389 - FILM MELODRAMA

Long Title: FILM MELODRAMA
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Melodrama - the genre of tears, sensationalism and excess - has long been the focus of critical debates. Initially dismissed as mere escapism, melodrama films have begun to generate nuanced studies about their engagement with issues of gender, sexuality, class, and race. This seminar examines aesthetic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions of film melodrama, including historical works by Vidor, Sirk, Godard, and Fassbinder, as well as more recent projects by Haynes and Almodovar. Cross-list: HART 389.