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Cinematic Melodrama, AAIS 2013 at University of Oregon, April 11-14

This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to

Organizer: Maria Alexandra Catrickes, Yale University,