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Re-visiting Melodrama in Contemporary Television Symposium

Friday 27 March 2015, 9.30AM to 17:30

Speaker(s): Professor Christine Geraghty

Speakers include:

  • Dr Michael Stewart (QMU),
  • Dr Faye Woods (Reading),
  • Dr Beth Johnson (Keele),
  • Dr Hannah Andrews (York),
  • Lisa Holdsworth (TV writer),
  • Dr Martin Zeller-Jacques (QMU)
  • Dr Kristyn Gorton (York)

We want to reopen conversations about the value and meaning of melodrama in the current context, and consider its potential to offer a different form of engagement with television than that which presently dominates.

This Symposium is hosted by the Department of Theatre, Film & Television & the Northern Television Research Group and organised by Dr Kristyn Gorton, Dr Hannah Andrews and Dr Amy Holdsworth (Glasgow).



Location: Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York

Admission: The symposium is free, but places are limited and will be offered on a first come basis, so please register by emailing: