ENGL 090. Queer Media
(Cross-listed as FMST 046 )
The history of avant-garde and experimental media has been intertwined with that of gender non-conformity and sexual dissidence, and even the most mainstream media forms have been queered by subcultural reception. Challenging Hollywood's heterosexual presumption and mass media appropriations of lgbt culture, we will examine lgbt aesthetic strategies and modes of address in contexts such as the American and European avant-gardes, AIDS activism, and transnational and diasporan film through the lens of queer theory.
Eligible for GSST, INTP
Catalog chapter: English Literature
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature
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