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Melodrama : an aesthetics of impossibility

Author: Jonathan Goldberg
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Series: Theory Q.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering a new queer theorization of melodrama, Jonathan Goldberg explores the ways melodramatic film and literature provide an aesthetics of impossibility. Focused on the notion of what Douglas Sirk termed the "impossible situation" in melodrama, such as impasses in sexual relations that are not simply reflections of social taboo and prohibitions, Goldberg pursues films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Todd Haynes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Goldberg
ISBN: 9780822361756 0822361752 9780822361916 0822361914 0822374048 9780822374046
OCLC Number: 922913872
Notes: "A series edited by Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman."
Description: xvi, 205 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Agency and identity: the melodram in Beethoven's Fidelio --
Identity and identification: Sirk, Fassbinder, Haynes --
The art of murder : Hitchcock and Highsmith --
Wildean aesthetics: from "Paul's case's" to Lucy Gayheart.
Series Title: Theory Q.
Responsibility: Jonathan Goldberg.

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Offering a new queer theorization of melodrama, Jonathan Goldberg explores the ways melodramatic film and literature provide an aesthetics of impossibility and how melodrama as a whole provides queer  Read more...

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