Nostalgia and Revisionism Intertwined: Todd Haynes's Reworking of the Melodrama Genre in Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce, and Carol.

Campion, Sarah (2018) Nostalgia and Revisionism Intertwined: Todd Haynes's Reworking of the Melodrama Genre in Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce, and Carol. [Mémoire]

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Item Type: Mémoire
Creators: Campion, Sarah
Directeur de recherche: Roche, David
Divisions: UFR Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Etrangères > Département Etudes du Monde Anglophone (DEMA)
Diplôme: M2 Etudes anglophones
Subjects: ARTS-LETTRES-LANGUES-PHILOSOPHIE > Arts du spectacle > Cinéma
ARTS-LETTRES-LANGUES-PHILOSOPHIE > Langues > Anglais
ARTS-LETTRES-LANGUES-PHILOSOPHIE > Musique
SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES > Etudes sur le genre
Uncontrolled Keywords: cinéma, hollywood, todd haynes, carol, mildred pierce, far from heaven, nostalgie, révisionnisme, mélodrame, genre, homosexualité, féminisme, études sur le genre
Mots-clés dans une autre langue: cinema, film studies, melodrama, revisionism, nostalgia film, carol, mildred pierce, far from heaven, todd haynes, homosexuality, feminism, film genre, queer studies
Abstract: With this these, I wish to make sense of the impact of nostalgia and revisionism in Haynes's works. More particularly, I wish to show how these two apparently paradoxical concepts actually work together in Haynes's imitation and reworking of the melodrama genre. Nostalgia, which by definition draws an inevitable link between past and present, has the potential to create space for revisionism. Revisionism can only work if we make elements of the past interact with our present since it aims at showing what was not shown and is seldom discussed but nevertheless existed. It naturally questions our perception of the past, attempts to uncover the hidden social truths through stories, which undoubtedly existed but were to remain invisible.
URI: http://dante.univ-tlse2.fr/id/eprint/6870