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differences (2015) 26 (3): 116–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Xiao Liu This essay focuses on the cinematic form of revolutionary melodrama, or, more specifically, on alterations made to family melodrama in the construction of the big socialist family as an imagined social space. Reading Red Detachment of Women (1961) in the tradition of family melodrama...
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differences (2001) 12 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., Sandy. “The Blossom and the Bole: Narrative and Visual Spectacle in Early Film Melodrama.” Cinema Journal 33.3 ( 1994 ): 3 –15. Gish, Lillian, with Ann Pinchot. Lillian Gish: The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me . Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1969 . Henderson, Robert M. D. W. Griffith: His...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 165–167.
Published: 01 November 2015
... .” 26 . 1 : 26 – 47 . Katz Pamela . “‘ But She’s a Thinker .’” 26 . 2 : 86 – 92 . Kirby Vicki . “ Transgression: Normativity’s Self-Inversion .” 26 . 1 : 96 – 116 . Liu Xiao . “ Red Detachment of Women: Revolutionary Melodrama and Alternative Socialist Imaginations .” 26...
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differences (1991) 3 (3): 45–68.
Published: 01 November 1991
... : Hachette Littérature , 1983 . Berenson Edward . “ The Politics of Divorce in France of the Belle Epoque: The Case of Joseph and Henriette Caillaux .” American Historical Review 93 . 1 ( 1988 ): 31 - 55 . Brooks Peter . The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama...
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differences (1993) 5 (1): 92–128.
Published: 01 April 1993
... routinely pathologized and exoticized in the alien and terminator versions of lurid tech-noire Put somewhat differently, accounts of "the question concerning technology" seem indissociable from the melodramas of uncertain motive and agency. As Gilles Deleuze concisely summarizes it: "Types of machines...
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differences (2005) 16 (2): 138–166.
Published: 01 September 2005
...- ual morality is also the constitutive feature of the “nationalist melodrama” analyzed by Andrea Slane.7 This genre was produced in the United States during the war against the fascist axis during the early 1940s, coinciding...
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differences (2013) 24 (2): 150–171.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Jenny Kwok Wah . “ Farewell My Concubine: History, Melodrama, and Ideology in Contemporary Pan-Chinese Cinema .” Film Quarterly 49 ( 1995 ): 16 – 27 . Lechner Frank J. “ Cultural Globalization .” Encyclopedia of Globalization . Ed. Robertson Roland Scholte Jan Aart . New...
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differences (2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., and inciting demands for ever greater forms of state regulation and “protection.” Their potency is in direct proportion to their ability to travel in mediascapes on the profit-generating currencies of scandal, melodrama, and sensationalism. They are routinely understood to be episodic inflammations caused...
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differences (2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and our ability to map its layout. The house is over-occupied by stuff, but not by the kitschy glut of Victoriana familiar from other films or the ostentatious potlatch found in the excesses of melodrama. The interiors of the Harper home are decidedly American, but they are also un-Hollywood...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 76–105.
Published: 01 September 1999
... melodrama, Magnificent Obsession, signals its belonging to the corpus of rewritings of the “Beauty and the Beast” scenario, though blindness is centrally thematized. Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson), the male protagonist, is a bored, reckless...
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differences (1999) 11 (3): 29–56.
Published: 01 December 1999
..., Elizabeth. States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel . New York: Columbia UP, 1997 . Baym, Nina. “Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors.” 1981. Feminism and Literary History: Essays . New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1992 . Berlant...
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differences (1989) 1 (3): 108–136.
Published: 01 November 1989
..., and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1984 . Baym Nina . “ Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors .” New Feminist Criticism: Essays on Women, Literature, and Theory . Ed. Showalter Elaine . New York...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... appears as the heroine of an old-fashioned melodrama: celebrated, self-loathing, paranoid, reactionary, richer than God, a victim and a victimizer, and yet possessed with an irrepressible will to become herself. Jenner’s March 2015 Vanity Fair profile vacillates between the “It Gets Better” narrative...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
... for continuing to produce what appeared, for modernists wishing to “make it new,” formally conservative styles, such as melodrama or romance. Claude McKay presents a case in point. The radical content of his poetry, which called for revolu...
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differences (2015) 26 (3): 107–115.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and how Giorgio Strehler staged it. There must be a logic in the lives of the poor, we are led to speculate, that outsiders cannot grasp—and that may be indeterminate even for insiders. What does it mean to choose money over ideals? Is this melodrama or antimelo-drama? When Nina se retourne , or turns...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 20–46.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., becomes a vehement opponent of the war once he has died there. In a scene reminiscent of Douglas Sirk’s best melodramas, we see the mourning mother sitting on her sofa in her livingroom, surrounded by her extended family, reading...
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differences (2021) 32 (2): 39–68.
Published: 01 September 2021
... comfort: the habit of prayer. It speaks to the remarkable elasticity of the gothic-Sufi recombinatory melodrama that there is no letup in the intensities of conquest and catastrophe until the stunning reward of the conclusion that restores maternity. While the track of gothic sensationalism shows...
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differences (2016) 27 (1): 176–188.
Published: 01 May 2016
... music and conventional lyrics play a secondary role, and it seems legitimate to describe Madonna primarily through her visual staging. These lyrics are fairly conventional in their treatment of the discrepancy between appearance and reality, acting and authenticity, evoking the melodrama of artists...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Chicago Hope is thus a clear instance of the medical melodrama, where public and private space intersect in the operating room, where fraught decisions are reduced to no-brainers, and where good motherhood is represented as taking...
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differences (1994) 6 (1): 98–128.
Published: 01 April 1994
...: The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama . New York : Routledge , 1992 . Klein Melanie . “ Envy and Gratitude .” Envy and Gratitude and Other Works 1946–1963 . New York : Delacorte , 1975 . 176 - 235 . Lacan Jacques . Feminine Sexuality: Jacques Lacan and the école freudienne...