Melodrama second Symposium: "Melodrama in the age of realism"

Event date to be determined

On February 20, the second part of a two-part symposium on melodrama takes place at the Garage in Smith's Warehouse. Organized by the Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) at Duke University, the symposium will engage with questions of melodrama and realism in different contexts.

Symposium 2: “Melodrama in the age of realism”

(co-organizers: Jacqueline Waeber, Anne-Gaëlle Saliot, Michael Moses)

February 20, Saturday
FHI, Smith Warehouse, the Garage,


09:45am-10:45am Prof. Matt Buckley (Rutgers University, English): “Melodrama’s Myths/Melodrama’s History”

10:45am-11:45am Prof. Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University, English): “What Can A Novel Do With the Melodramatic Tableau?”

[Noon-1pm: Buffet lunch]

1:00pm-2:15pm: Prof. Sharon Weltman (Louisiana State University, English): “Victorian Melodrama, Elizabeth Polack, and the East End Purimspiel”

Event Location: 
FHI, Smith Warehouse, the Garage