FMST 046. Queer Media
(Cross-listed as ENGL 090 )
The history of avant-garde and experimental media has been intertwined with that of gender non-conformity and sexual dissidence. Queer theory has developed in relation to queer film texts and cultures. How do lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (lgbt) filmmakers queer sexual norms and standard media forms? Challenging classic 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.
Eligible for GSST, INTP, DGHU
Fall 2024. White.
Catalog chapter: Gender and Sexuality Studies , Film and Media Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/film-media-studies
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