Abstract

This paper pays close attention to the serial and 'cinematic' narratives produced in the British press of the 'teens in order to display film's widening reach as a narrative mode mingling action, sentiment, and gender and to historicize debates about genre in film studies. Many filmmakers, publicists and journalists in the 1910s fully understood that melodrama was a radically hybrid form, yet they did not have the same semantic anxieties about juxtaposing multiple, non-hierarchical definitions of melodrama as later genre historians.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 163-173
Launched on MUSE
2006-04-26
Open Access
No
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