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differences (1 November 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, the...
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differences (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 September 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 (1 May 2019) 30 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., spreading paranoia and suspicion, 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...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 107–115.
Published: 01 November 2015
... even for insiders. What does it mean to choose money over ideals? Is this melodrama or antimelo-drama? When Nina se retourne , or turns around, turning her back on her father, she looks like she is acting out the process of interpellation, but we cannot be sure whether she is in fact being...
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differences (1 September 2005) 16 (2): 138–166.
Published: 01 September 2005
... 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 with the highpoint of Chandler’s success and the adaptation of the hard...
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differences (1 September 2014) 25 (2): 130–137.
Published: 01 September 2014
... writers proved confounding 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...
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differences (1 December 2017) 28 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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 she has sought to...
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differences (1 May 2016) 27 (1): 176–188.
Published: 01 May 2016
... are fairly conventional in their treatment of the discrepancy between appearance and reality, acting and authenticity, evoking the melodrama of artists who know that they are acting a part while, in their private lives, behind closed curtains, they mourn a lonely, broken heart. The lyrics themselves...
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differences (1 December 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 (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 76–105.
Published: 01 September 1999
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 33–65.
Published: 01 May 2018
... for Mary Ann Doane he offers a self-conscious definition of maternal melodrama. He is also central to her description of the systemization of sexual difference in the Hollywood text, which includes one of her earliest unpackings of dead time. For Andrew Sarris, a revision of romanticism can be found...
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differences (1 September 1999) 11 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 September 1999
... demand for its products.12 This episode from 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...
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differences (1 May 2008) 19 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2008
... free trade zone newspapers, we see that the text itself is a creative mishmash of genres—bits and pieces of political analysis and cultural critique interspersed with romantic melodrama, nationalist poetry, letters...
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differences (1 May 2006) 17 (1): 20–46.
Published: 01 May 2006
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 November 2015
... some scoundrel subsequently murdered by her loving father, abandons the father when he is about to be jailed, apparently to look for money in the “real” world, that is, to become a prostitute. The spectacle had been scorned as bad melodrama by the critics, but Althusser’s lengthy and elaborate...
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differences (1 November 2015) 26 (3): 23–42.
Published: 01 November 2015
... melodrama, as evidenced in the work of Giorgio Strehler, provides the condition not to endorse melodramatic consciousness, but to criticize it. That criticism becomes possible only because the melodramatic loses something of its credibility onstage. But perhaps more importantly, the melodramatic forms of...
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differences (1 December 2003) 14 (3): 89–111.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Edison’s kinetoscopic record of a sneeze to the close shot of a bank robber shooting his gun toward the audience in Edwin S. Porter’s 1903 The Great Train Robbery to Griffith’s early melodramas. It is as though assigning the...
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differences (1 December 2006) 17 (3): 20–36.
Published: 01 December 2006