The Melodramatic Imagination Revisited - Lecture
Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago.
Professor Chandler is Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in University of Chicago's Department of English and a member also of Chicago's Department of Cinema & Media Studies. He serves as Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities and Co-Director, Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture. Professor Chandler's most recent book, An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013. Other notable books include England in 1819 and Wordsworth's Second Nature. Professor Chandler is a distinguished scholar in the fields of British romanticism, the Scottish Enlightenment; cinema studies; and the history of humanities disciplines. He is the General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in Romanticism series and a member of the Editorial Board for Critical Inquiry.