Melodrama Readings: Gledhill and Williams

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I thought it would be useful to draw attention to some excellent chapters about film and melodrama by two of the field’s leading writers on the subject.

These are:

Christine Gledhill’s  “Rethinking Genre” in Linda Williams and Christine Gledhill, eds, Reinventing Film Studies. Bloomsbury USA Academic, 2000: 42-88.


Linda Williams’ “Melodrama Revised” in Nick Browne, ed, Refiguring American Film Genres: History and Theory, University of California Pr, 1998: 42-88.

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