QUEER CINEMA/QUEER MEDIA

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Film Studies

Course Number: 
250
Institution: 
Smith College
From the queer avant-garde of Kenneth Anger and Su Friedrich, to The Kids are Alright and Glee, the queer in film and television is often conflated with gay and lesbian representation on screen. Instead of collapsing queer cinema into a representational politics of gay and lesbian film and television, we look at theories and practices that uphold what queerness means in a contemporary framework of America neoliberalism and transnational media. Screenings include the New Queer Cinema classics Paris Is Burning, It Wasn't Love, and Poison, and work by multimedia artists including Shu Lea Cheang, Issac Julien, Carmelita Tropicana, and PJ Raval. Readings by Alexander Doty, Thomas Elsaesser, Kobena Mercer, Jasbir Puar, B. Ruby Rich, Judith Halberstam, Jose E. Munoz's, Chris Straayer and Hayden White.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39898-S13

Course Sections

QUEER CINEMA/QUEER MEDIA
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Lokeilani Kaimana

lkaimana@smith.edu

MW 01:10-02:30; T 07:00-11:00

SEELYE 201; SEELYE 201