WGS.181 Queer Cinema and Visual Culture
Analyzes mainstream, popular films produced in the post-WWII 20th century US as cultural texts that shed light on ongoing historical struggles over gender identity and appropriate sexual behaviors. Traces the history of LGBTQ/queer film through the 20th and into the 21st century. Examines the effect of the Hollywood Production Code and censorship of sexual themes and content, and the subsequent subversion of queer cultural production in embedded codes and metaphors. Also considers the significance of these films as artifacts and examples of various aspects of queer theory.
This class has no prerequisites.
WGS.181 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by K. Surkan.
Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Tuesdays in 4-145.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
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