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WS 285 - Queer Cinema
Course Description:The word “queer” implies that the vast range of stigmatized sexualities and gender identifications, far from being marginal, are central to the construction of modern subjectivity. One premise of this course is that cinema does not merely “reflect” but actually produces disparate-normative and queer-constructions of sexuality and gender through specific cinematic structures and conventions. Therefore, a key concern of the class will be to explore issues important to both queer theory and the study of film, including questions of desire, identification, representation, spectatorship, cultural appropriation, and performativity. A second premise is that identity categories do not function in isolation. Therefore, another central concern of the course will be to explore to what extent the project of queer theory engages in dialogue with other politically motivated inquiries such as the African American rhetorical tradition of Signifying (g) or post-colonial mimicry.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge II, Area of Knowledge IV, Humanistic & Creative Expressn, Inquiry and Exploration, Western Heritage

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120A Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120B Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120C Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120D Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120E Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120F Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120G Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120H Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120I Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120J Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120K Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120L Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120M Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120N Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120O Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120P Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120Q Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120R Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120S Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120T Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120U Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120V Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120W Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120X Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120Y Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level ENG 120Z Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level INT 197T Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level INT 198F Minimum Grade of D