Sentimentality in the Suburban Ensemble Dramedy: A Response to Berlant’s Optimism-Realism Binary

  • Wyatt Moss-Wellington University of Sydney

Abstract


Lauren Berlant has famously problematised the sense of communal belonging wrought by sentimental humanism, yet in so doing has presumed a binary between optimism and realism, and tendered new strictures on acceptable affect. In suburban ensemble cinema we find an alternate view: sentimentality as a place of transition, and a more complex taxonomy of human relationality.

Published
01-Jun-2015
How to Cite
Moss-Wellington, W. (2015, June 1). Sentimentality in the Suburban Ensemble Dramedy: A Response to Berlant’s Optimism-Realism Binary. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, (20). Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/1277