Society of Scholars Cohort Archive
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
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Amanda Doxtater (she/her/hers)
Tears in Ice: Tracing the Body in Carl Th. Dreyer’s Art Melodrama
Tears in Ice: Tracing the Body in Carl Th. Dreyer’s Art Melodrama argues that Nordic art cinema has been intimately related to popular film melodrama despite a critical establishment that separates the two as high and low art. I analyze representations of the body in the films of Denmark’s canonical director, Carl Th. Dreyer (1889-1968), to illuminate what I call art melodrama, which combines formal experiments in critical reflection with experiments in emotion and dramatic embodiment.