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Article forthcoming

Doctoral Student Baran Germen’s article “Abjectly Melodramatic: The Monstrous Body and the Queer Politics of Are We OK?” is forthcoming in the June issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture. Baran’s research draws on current developments in “affect theory,” which has a particular relevance for the genre of melodrama given what this theory might characterize as a “mutualization of affect,” in which the spectator—in a kind of contagious resonance—shares emotions with the characters portrayed.