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Negotiating heteronormativity in the family melodrama: a case study of Giorgos Katakouzinos’s Angelos/Angel (1982)

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This article argues that postmodern approaches to genre have deeply influenced the conceptualization of film genres. While the genre of melodrama along with its discursive signification has undergone substantial transformations over the course of decades, many film and genre scholars postulate that melodrama is governed by heteropatriarchal rules and conventions. My intention in this article is to argue that melodrama can be potentially ambiguous and ideologically subversive. For that purpose...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Byzantine and Modern Greek
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Eurasia Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies Journal website
Issue:
4
Pages:
7-28
Publication date:
2017-12-01
Acceptance date:
2017-08-21
ISSN:
2241-6692
Source identifiers:
822793
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pubs:822793
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uuid:f28e27b2-75fa-4684-ac51-c32c2e12137d
Local pid:
pubs:822793
Deposit date:
2018-02-04

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