The Global Sentimentality Project seeks proposals for a publication on global melodrama:
The Lexicon of Global Melodrama will address the global proliferation and cultural adaptability of melodrama by focusing on what can still be considered its most prominent cultural form: film. Starting from the 'classical' melodramas epitomized by Hollywood productions like Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows (1955), the Lexicon seeks to highlight transnational connections, cultural appropriations, and adaptions of the genre across time and in cinematic cultures around the globe. Global Melodrama will feature 100 short articles, each focusing on a specific film that illustrates the global reach of melodrama and its relevance for different forms of filmic storytelling.
Deadline for proposals: July 30th, 2020.