Melodrama

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Allen, Jeanne. Now, Voyager. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.

Allen, Michael. "Telling stories: melodrama, narration and recognition." In Family Secrets: the Feature Films of D.W. Griffith. London: British Film Institute, 1999.

Andrew,  Dudley. "Broken Blossons: the art and the eros of a perverse text." Quarterly Review of Film Studies,  6. 1 (1981), 81-90.

Ang, Ien. Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination. London: Methuen, 1985.

Aspinall, Sue and Murphy, Robert, eds. Gainsborough Melodrama. London: British Film Institute, 1983.

Baron, Cynthia. "Tales of sound and fury reconsidered: melodrama as a system of punctuation." Spectator, vol. 13, no. 2 (1992), 46-59.

Basinger, Jane. A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women 1930-1960. London: Chatto & Windus, 1993.

Bobo, Jacqueline. "The Color Purple: black women as cultural readers." in Female Spectators. E. Dreidre Pribram ed. London: Verso, 1988., 90-109.

Booth, Michael. English Melodrama. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1965.

Bratton, Jacky and Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill, eds. Melodrama. Stage. Picture. Screen. London: British Film Institute, 1994.

Brooks, Peter. “Melodrama, Body, Revolution”. In Melodrama. Stage. Picture. Screen. Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill, eds. London: British Film Institute, 1994, 11-24.

Brooks, Peter. The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama and the Mode of Excess. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 1995.

Browne, Nick, ed. Refiguring American Film Genres: History and Theory. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Browne, Nick. "Griffith's family discourse: Griffith and Freud." Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 6. 1 (1981), 67-80. [Reprinted in Gledhill's Home Is Where the Heart Is]

Buckley, Matthew S. "Refugee Theatre: Melodrama and Modernity's Loss." Theatre Journal vol. 61, no. 2 (May 2009), 175-90.

Butler, A. Women's Cinema: The Contested Screen. London: Wallflower Press, 2002.

Byars, Jackie. All That Hollywood Allows: Reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Camper, F. "The films of Douglas Sirk," Screen, 12. 2, (1971), 44-62.

Cavell, Stanley. Contesting Tears: The Hollywood Melodrama of the Unknown Woman. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Cawelti, John C. "The Evolution of Social Melodrama." In Imitations of Life: A Reader on Film & Television Melodrama. Marcia Landy, ed. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1991. 33-49.

Cohan, Steve. Masked Men: Masculinity and the movies in the Fifties. Bloonington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

Cook, Pam. "Duplicity in Mildred Pierce", E. Ann Kaplan ed. Women in Film Noir. London: BFI, 1978.

Cook, Pam. "Masculinity in Crisis? Ranging Bull". Screen, 23, nos. 3/4, (1982), 39-46.

Cook, Pam. "Melodramas and women's [sic] film." In Gainsborough Melodrama. Sue Aspinall and Robert Murphy, eds., 14-28. [also in Marcia Landy, ed, Imitations to Life.]

Cook, Pam. "No Fixed Address: The Women's Picture from Outrage to Blue Steel." In Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas. Christine Gledhill, ed. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2012. 29-40.

Copjec, Joan, ed. Shades of Noir. London: Verso, 1993.

Cordova, Richard de. "A Case of Mistaken Identity: Class and Generational Difference in Three Family Melodramas." In Home is Where the Heart Is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: BFI, 1987. 248-62.

Creed, Barbara, "The position of women in Hollywood melodramas". Australian Journal of Screen Theory, no. 4 (1978), 27-31.

Cunningham, Stuart. "The 'force-field' of melodrama". Quarterly Review of Film Studies,  6. 4 (1981), 347-64. Reprinted in Film and Theory: An Anthology. Robert Stam and Toby Miller, eds. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999. 191-205.

De Cordova, Richard. “A Case of Mistaken Legitimacy. Class and Generational Difference in Three Family Melodramas”. In Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 255-267.

Doane, Mary Anne. "The 'woman's film': possession and address." In RE-vision: Essays in Feminist Film Criticism. Doane, Mellencamp and Williams eds. LA: American Film Institute, 1984, 67-82 [Reprinted in Gledhill's Home is Where the Heart Is]

Doane, Mary Anne. Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film of the 1940s. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Doane, Mary Ann. "Pathos and Pathology: The Cinema of Todd Haynes." Camera Obscura 19, no. 57 (2004), 1-21.

Duncan, Pansy. "Tears, Melodrama and 'Heterosensibility' in Letter from an Unknown Woman." Screen 52, 2 (Summer 2011), 173-92.

Eckert, Charles. "The anatomy of a proletarian film: Warners' Marked Woman." In Movies and Methods Vol. II. Bill Nichols, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985, 407-725.

Elsaesser, Thomas. “Tales of Sound and Fury. Observations of the Family Melodrama.” In Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 43-69.

Feuer, Jane. "Melodrama, serial form and television today." Screen, 25. 1 (1984), 4-16.

Fischer, Lucy, ed. Imitation of Life: Douglas Sirk Director. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Fletcher, J. "Melodrama: An Introduction." Screen, 29. 3, (1988), 2-12.

Fletcher, J. "Version of Masquerade," Screen, 29. 3 (1988), 43-70.

Flinn, Caryl. Strains of Utopia: Gender Nostalgia and Hollywood Film Music. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Fron, Charles. Cinema and Sentiment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Gaines, Jane and Herzog, Charlotte, eds. Fabrications: Costume and the Female Body. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Gerould, David C., ed. American Melodrama. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1992.

Gilman, Susan. "The Mulatto, Tragic or Triumphant? The Nineteenth-Century American Race Melodrama." In The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America. Shirley Samuels, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Gilman, Susan. American Race Melodrama, 1877-1915. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gilman, Susan. Blood Talk: American Race Melodrama and the Culture of the Occult. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Gledhill,  Christine. "Signs of Melodrama." In Stardom: Industry of Desire. Christine Cledhill, ed. New York: Routledge, 1991.

Gledhill,  Christine. "Stella Dallas and Feminist Film Theory," Cinema Journal, 25. 4 (1986), 44-48.

Gledhill, Christine and Williams, Linda, eds. Reinventing Film Studies. London: Hodder Arnold, 2000.

Gledhill, Christine, ed. Home Is Where the  Heart Is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. London: BFI, 1987.

Gledhill, Christine. "Between Melodrama and Realism: Anthony Asquith's Underground and King Vidor's The Crowd." In Classical Hollywood Narrative: The Paradigm Wars. Jane Gaines, ed. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1992, 129-67.

Gledhill, Christine. "Speculations on the relationship between soap opera and melodrama." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 14. 1-2 (1992), 103-24.

Gledhill, Christine. “Melodrama”. In The Cinema Book. Pam Cook, ed. London: British Film Institute, (1985) 1994. 73-84.

Gledhill, Christine. “The Melodramatic Field: An Investigation”. In Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 5-39.

Gorbman, Claudia. "The drama's melos: Max Steiner and Mildred Pierce." Velvet Light Trap, no. 19 (1982), 35-39.

Grimstead, David. Melodrama Unveiled: American Theatre and Culture, 1800-1850. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Hadley, Elaine. Melodramatic Tactics: Theatricalized Dissent in the English Marketplace, 1800-1885. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995.

Hake, Sabine. "The melodramatic imagination of Detlef Sierck: Final Cord and its resonances". Screen, 38. 2 (1997), 129-48.

Halliday, Jon. Sirk on Sirk. London: BFI, 1971.

Hammond, M. "The Historical and the Hysterical: Melodrama, War and Masculinity in Dead Poet's Society." In You Tarzan: Masculinity, Movies and Men. P. Kirkham, ed. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1993.

Haralovich, Mary Beth. "All That Heaven Allows: color, narrative, space and melodrama." In Close Viewings. Lehman, Peter, ed. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1990, 57-72.

Haralovich, Mary Beth. "The proletarian woman's film of the 1930s: contending with censordhip and entertainment." Screen, 31. 2 (1990), 171-87.

Haralovich, Mary Beth. "Too much guilt is never enough for working mothers: Joan Crawford, Mildred Pierce and Mommie Dearest." Velvet Light Trap, no. 29 (1992), 43-52.

Hays, Michael and Nikolopoulous, Anastasia, eds. Melodrama: The Cultural Emergence of a Genre. New York: St. Martin's, 1996.

Heilman, Robert. Tragedy and  Melodrama: Versions of Experience. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1968.

Higgins, Scott. Suspenful Situations: Melodramatic Narrative and the Contemporary Action Film. Cinema Journal 47. 2 (Winter 2008), 74-96.

Hollinger, Karren. "The female Oedipal drama of Rebecca: from novel to film." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 14. 4 (1993), 17-30.

Huyssen, Andreas. "Mass culture as woman: modernism's Other," in The Great Divide. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986, 44-62.

Jacobs, Lea. The Wages of Sin: Censorship and the Fallen Woman Film, 1928-1942. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

Jacobs, Lea. "Unsophisticated Lady: The Vicissitudes of the Maternal Melodrama in Hollywood." Modernism/Modernity, 16. 1 (2009), 123-40.

Journal of the University Film and Video Association. Special issue on melodrama, vol. 35, no. 1 (1983)

Kakoudaki, Despina. "Spectacles of History: Race Relations, Melodrama, and the Science Fiction/Disaster Film." Camera Obscura 50, vol. 17 no. 2 (2002), 108-53.

Kakoudaki, Despina. "Intimate Strangers: Melodrama and Coincidence in Talk to Her." In All about Almodovar: A Passion for Cinema. Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki, eds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 193-238.

Kaplan ,  E. Ann. Motherhood and Representation: The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Kaplan, E. Ann. "Melodrama, cinema and trauma." Screen, 42. 2 (Summer 2001), 201-5.

Kaplan, E. Ann. “Mothering, Feminism and Representation. The Maternal Melodrama and the Woman’s Film 1910-40”. In Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 113-137.

Kleinhans, C. "Notes on Melodrama and the Family Under Capitalism," Film Reader, no. 3 (1978), 40-47.

Klinger,  Barbara. "Much Ado about Excess: Genre, Mise-en-scene and the Woman in Written on the Wind." Wide Angel,  11. 4 (1989), 4-22.

Klinger, Barbara. Melodrama and Meaning: History, Culture and the Films of Douglas Sirk. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Kuhn, Annette. "Mandy and possibility". Screen,  33. 3 (1992), 223-43.

Kuhn, Annette. "Women's genres." Screen, 25.1 (1984), 18-29. (reprinted in Gledhill's Home Is Where the Heart Is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 339-349.)

Kuhn, Annette. Women's Pictures: Feminism and Cinema. 2nd edition. London: Verso, 1994.

Landy, Marcia, ed. Imitation of Life: A Reader on Film and Television Melodrama. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991.

Lang, Robert. American Film Melodrama: Griffith, Vidor, Melodrama. Princeton; Guildford: Princeton University Press, 1989.

LaPlace, Maria. “Producing and Consuming the Woman’s Film. Discursive Struggle in Now, Voyager”. Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 138-166.

LaValley, Albert J., ed. Mildred Pierce. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1980.

Lehman, Peter, ed. Close Viewings: An Anthology of New Film Criticism. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1990.

Lenning, Arthur. "The Birth of Way Down East". Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 6.1 (1981), 81-90.

Leonard, Garry. "Tears of Joy: Hollywood Melodrama, Ecstasy, and Restoring Meta-Narratives of Transcendence in Modernity." University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 2 (Spring 2010), 819-37.

Lipkin,  Steven N. "Melodrama." In Handbook of American Film Genres. Wes D. Gehring, ed.. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1988, 285-302.

Mason, Jeffrey D. Melodrama and the Myth of America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

McHugh, Kathleen Anne. American Domesticity: From How-to Manual to Hollywood Melodrama. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Meisel, Martin. “Scattered Chiaroscuro. Melodrama as a Matter of Seeing”. In Melodrama. Stage. Picture. Screen. Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill, eds. London: British Film Institute, 1994. 65-81.

Mercer, John and Shingler, Martin. Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility.  London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2004.

Merritt, Russell. "Melodrama: postmortem for a phantom genre." Wide Angle, 5.3, 1983, 24-31.

Modleski, Tania. "The rhythms of reception: daytime television and women's work." In Regarding Television. E. Ann Kaplan, ed. Los Angeles: AFI, 1983,  67-75.

Modleski, Tania. “Time and Desire in the Woman’s Film”. Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 326-338.

Modleski, Tania. Loving With a Vengeance: Mass-produced Fantasies for Women. London: Methuen, 1983.

Modleski, Tania. Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.

Modleski, Tania. The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Theory. New York: Methuen, 1988.

Moretti, Franco. "Kindergarten", in Signs Taken For Wonders: Essays in the Sociology of Literary Forms. London: Verso, 1983, 157-81.

Morse, D. "Aspects of Melodrama", Monogram, no. 4 (1972) pp. 16-17.

Movie. Special issue on melodraman, nos. 29/30 (1982).

Mulvey , Laura. "Notes on Sirk and Melodrama." Movie, 25 (Winter, 1977/78), 53-6. Reprinted in Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 75-79.

Mulvey, Laura and Halliday, Jon. Douglas Sirk. Edinburg: Edinburg Film Festival, 1972.

Mulvey, Laura. "Melodrama In and Out of the Home." In High Theory/Low Culture: Analysing Popular Television and Film. Colin MacCabe, ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986.

Mulvey, Laura. “It will be a Magnificent Obsession. The Melodrama’s Role in the Development of Contemporary Film Theory”. In Melodrama. Stage. Picture. Screen. Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill, eds. London: British Film Institute, 1994. 121-133.

Mulvey, Laura. Visual and Other Pleasures. London: Macmillan, 1989.

Neale, , Steve. "Melo Talk: On the Meaning and the Use of the Term 'Melodrama' in the American Trade Press." Velvet Light Trap, (Fall, 1993), 66-89.

Neale, Steve. "Douglas Sirk". Framework, no. 5 (1976/77) pp. 16-18.

Neale, Steve. "Masculinity as Spectacle". Screen, 24. 6 (1985),  2-17.

Neale, Steve. "Melodrama and Tears." Screen, 27. 6 (1986), 6-22.

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Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey. “Minnelli and Melodrama”. In Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 70-74.

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Pollock, Grisela. "Dossier on melodrama." Screen, 18. 2 (1977), 105-3.

Pope, Richard. Doing Justice: A Ritual-Psuchoanalytic Approach to Postmodern Melodrama adn a Certain Tendency of the Action Film. Cinema Journal, 51.2 (Winter 2012), 113-36.

Pribram, E. Deidre, ed. Female Spectators: Looking at Film and Television. London: Verso, 1988.

Rahill,  Frank. The World of Melodrama. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1967.

Renov, Michael, "Advertising/Photojournalism/Cinema: the Shifting Rhetoric of Forties Female Representation." Quarterly Review of Film Studies. 11. 1 (1989), 1-21.

Roberts,  Susan. "Melodrama Performance Signs." Framework, nos. 32/33 (1986), 68-75.

Robinson, Neil. "With Choices Likes These, Who Needs Enemies? The Piano, Women's Articulations, Melodrama, and the Woman's Film." In Piano Lessons: Approaches to "The Piano." Felicity Coombs and Suzanne Gemmell, eds. Sydney: John Libbey, 2000. 19-43.

Rodowick,  D. N. "Madness, Authority and Ideology in the Domestic Melodrama of the 1950s." Velvet Light Trap, 19 (1982), 40-45. Reprinted in Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 268-280.

Rowe, Kathleen. “Comedy, Melodrama and Gender: Theorizing the Genres of Laughter.” In Classical Hollywood comedy. Kristine Brunovska Karnick and Henry Jenkins, eds. New York: Routledge, 1995, 39-59.

Sadlier, Darlene J. ed. Latin American Melodrama: Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

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Schulte-Sasse, Linda. "Douglas Sirk's Schlussakkord and the Question of Aesthetic Resistance." The Germanic Review, 73. 1 (1988), 2-31.

Seiter, Ellen. "Men, money and sex in recent family melodrama". Journal of the University Film and Video Association, 35. 1 (1983), 17-27.

Selig,  Michael. "Contradiction and Reading: Social Class and Sex Class in Imitation of Life." Wide Angle, 10. 4 (1988), 13-23.

Shattuc, Jane. "Having a good cry over The Color Purple: the problem of affect and imperialism in feminist theory," in Jacky Bratton et al, eds. Melodrama.

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Silverman, Kaja. The Accoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

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Singer, Ben. Melodrama and Modernity: Early Sensational Cinema and Its Contexts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

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Thomas, Deborah. Beyond Genre: Melodrama, Comedy and Romance in Hollywood Films. Moffat: Cameron & Hollis, 2000.

Thompson, Alan Reynolds. "Melodrama and Tragedy." PMLA vol. 43 (1928), 810-35.

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Walker, Janet. “Hollywood, Freud and the Representation of Women. Regulation and Contradiction, 1945 – early 60s”. In Home is where the Heart is: Studies in Melodrama and the Woman's Film. Christine Gledhill, ed. London: British Film Institute, 1987. 197-214.

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