Feb. 8 — Berthold Hoeckner

Please join us on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Cobb 311 for the second meeting of the Mass Culture Workshop for the Winter Quarter. We are delighted to have Berthold Hoeckner, Professor of Music and Associate Faculty Member of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. His presentation is entitled, “Melodrama, Modernity, and Bittersweetness.”

This workshop will not have a pre-circulated paper.

Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you!

Yours in Mass Cult,
Gary and Cooper

Melodrama, Modernity, and Bittersweetness
This presentation is on a new project about “bittersweet” as a modern emotion represented in mainstream cinema where it is often underwritten by music.

Berthold Hoeckner is a Professor of Music at the University of Chicago and an associate faculty member in Cinema and Media Studies. He has published on nineteenth-century music, music and film, Adorno, and on the psychology of audiovisual memory. His book Film, Music, Memory is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in its “Cinema and Modernity” Series (ed. Tom Gunning).

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