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Time and Desire in the Woman's Film
Vol. 23, No. 3 (Spring, 1984), pp. 19-30
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225094
Page Count: 12
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This article reviews the scholarship on melodrama, which has been linked to "muteness" and to "conversion hysteria," and, using "Letter from an Unknown Woman" as its chief example, speculates on the reasons for the genre's special appeal to women.
Cinema Journal © 1984 University of Texas Press