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Exciting news! We now have a schedule for the Maternal Melodrama Symposium which will take place on the 3rd of June in GLT3 (Grimond Lecture Theatre 3) and GS6 (Grimond Seminar Room 6). The day includes talks by our special guests – Professor Pam Cook of Southampton University and Dr Catherine Grant of the University of Sussex – as well as from members of the Melodrama Research Group.
10.00 – 10.30 Greetings and refreshments GS6
10.30 – 12.30 Videographic essays and the Maternal Melodrama GLT3
Pam Cook: “Paratext and Subtext: Reading Mildred Pierce as Maternal
Catherine Grant: “Studying Old and New Maternal Melodramas
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch GS6
1.30 – 3.30 Afternoon papers GLT3
10 minute papers
Keeley Saunders: “Transitioning and the Maternal Melodrama:
Parental Roles in Transamerica”
Lavinia Brydon: The Suffering and Sacrifices of a Mother (Country):
Examining the Scarred Irish Landscape in The Last September (1999)”
20 minute papers
Tamar Jeffers McDonald: “All That Costume Allows: Does Dress Tell the
Lies Lanckman: “”All the melodramatics of my life are past!”: The
Fan Magazine as a Melodramatic Medium”
Ann- Marie Fleming: “”It’s very difficult to keep the line between the past and
the present”: Exploring the melodramatic depictions of the women from Grey
Gardens (1975 and 2009)”
3.30 – 4.00 Afternoon tea GS6
4.00 – 5.00 Roundup of thoughts, responses and future plans GS6
Please see the next post for contributors’ abstracts.
Update: the event is free, but booking is essential. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.