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Becoming Modern: Melodrama and Culture in Britain and America

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 11:00am - 06:30pm

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11:00 -11:15 Welcome 

Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University)

11:15-12:30 Keynote

David Mayer (University of Manchester, emeritus)

12:30-1:30 Buffet Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 1 

Christine Gledhill (University of Leeds)

“Melodrama’s Modern: Challenges and Propositions” 

Amy E. Hughes (University of Michigan)

“Pets, People, and the New ‘Dogaturgy’ of The Dog of Montargis” 

Jim Davis (University of Warwick)

“Experiencing Melodrama: Perspectives on the Melodrama Audience”

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-5:00 Panel 2 

Taryn Hakala (CSU Channel Islands)

“The Modern Weaver Lad: Melodrama in Victorian Manchester” 

Daniel A. Novak (University of Alabama)

“‘Pause + Picture’: Melodramatic Tableau, Visual Modernity, and Racial Performance” 

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Louisiana State University)

“Echoes and Whispers; or, How Elizabeth Polack Helped Emancipate the Jews, One Melodrama at a Time”

5:00-5:15 Concluding Remarks 

Matthew Buckley (Rutgers University)

5:15-6:30 Reception

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Location : Rutgers Academic Bldg. (West) 6th Floor, Room 6051
Sponsored by The Rutgers British Studies Center, the Department of English, the Melodrama Research Consortium, the Center for Cultural Analysis, and the School of Arts and Sciences

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