REMINDER: Maternal Melodrama Symposium on 3rd of June

Posted by Sarah

Just a gentle reminder that the Melodrama Research Group’s one-day Maternal Melodrama Symposium will take place in the Grimond Building on the Canterbury campus on Tuesday 3rd of June from 10am-5pm.

Schedule for day

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and refreshments (GS6)

10.30 – 12.30 Videographic essays and the Maternal Melodrama (GLT3)

Pam Cook: Paratext and Subtext: Reading Mildred Pierce as Maternal Melodrama

Catherine Grant: Studying Old and New Maternal Melodramas Videographically

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch (GS6)

1.30 – 3.30 Afternoon papers (GLT3)

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)

Tamar Jeffers McDonald:  All That Costume Allows: Does Dress Tell the Mother’s    Story?

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 – 4.30 Tea and summary (GS6)

The following link should help you find your way around campus:

Do join us if you can.

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