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dc.creatorMoss-Wellington, Wyatt
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-16T09:19:12Z
dc.date.available2019-08-16T09:19:12Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://necsus-ejms.org/the-emotional-politics-of-limerence-in-romantic-comedy-films/
dc.identifier.urihttps://mediarep.org/handle/doc/4938
dc.description.abstract‘Limerence’ describes the intensity of emotions often felt during the pair-forming stage of a romantic relationship, a period that is also the primary focus of many romantic comedy films. This article asks how filmmakers have used depictions of limerence to highlight spaces in which its potential for both disruption and loving care could be brought to political spheres. I look at a series of millennial romantic comedies that express emotional upheaval, vulnerability, and openness to change as qualities of relevance to both a romantic and political selfhood. These ‘political romcoms’ reveal a range of dynamic relations between notions of character competence, moral fibre, personality and deservedness, and invite investigation of complex emotions that modify a more generalised positive affect associated with romantic comedy cinema: humiliation as a comic device and the existential fear of rejection.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherAmsterdam University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.subjectexistential feelingsen
dc.subjectliminalityen
dc.subjectloveen
dc.subjectpolitical emotionsen
dc.subjectromantic comedyen
dc.subjectLiebede
dc.subjectEmotionde
dc.subjectKomödiede
dc.subject.ddcddc:791
dc.titleThe emotional politics of limerence in romantic comedy filmsen
dc.typearticle
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWyatt Moss-Wellington: The emotional politics of limerence in romantic comedy films. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 8 (2019) Nr. 1, S. 191–209. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/4173.
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local.source.spage191
local.source.epage209
local.source.issue1
local.source.volume8
dc.identifier.doi10.25969/mediarep/4173
dc.relation.isPartOfissn:2213-0217
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam
local.coverpage2019-08-26T16:39:50


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