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Minor in Women's & Gender Studies {20-21} - History of LGBT Representation in Film

Course Code
FILM 371  Credits
Title History of LGBT Representation in Film 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will be an in depth examination of the cinematic representation of and filmic production by Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender people. Films and videos from a wide spectrum of genres will be screened to substantiate both the differences and the commonalities surrounding this subject's cinematic treatment. This course will also cover certain historical and/or political events influencing queer culture, filmmakers, and their intersection. Key questions will be raised, including: How have non-dominant sexualities been portrayed in the history of cinema? Is there a "queer" way of viewing film? What role does authorship play? How, historically and in the present, have queer identities been censored and how have they eluded censorship? How have critical re-readings and camp been used to define non-dominant spectatorship? Is gayness situational, or advised by its location in other identities such as race, class, age/era, culture? MnTC Goal 7.