This course seeks to map a history and to expand the boundaries of what is commonly thought of as queer cinema. We will explore LGBTQ films within a variety of frameworks, including but not limited to queer history, theory, and politics, and across a range of modes and genres, from classical Hollywood to the experimental underground. Looking beyond a predominantly white Western canon, we will consider examples of queer films from around the world, and the cultural and cinematic contexts from which they emerged. Throughout the course we will also engage with larger issues of representation and resistance, the practice of queer reading, and the question of queer form and queer aesthetics.
Faculty: Dennis Lim
School: Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: 3:00PM – 5:00 PM Monday