Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/30/2021||12/13/2021||W||2:10pm - 5:00pm||ONLINE|
This course will be a survey of U.S. narrative and documentary films featuring LGBTQ+ themes from the 1940s through the present. We will utilize critical race, feminist, queer and trans theories to analyze these films and place them in a historical, socio-cultural and political context. Attention will be paid to intersecting identities such as ethnicity, class, dis/ability, age, weight/appearance and religion to gain a complex understanding of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and the struggles and issues they have faced in the past 80 years, including: coming out and coming of age; identity politics and LGBTQ+ activisms; historical and contemporary discrimination; race and racism; queering the film canon; and sexual expression. Work for the course will include readings, film screenings, discussion posts, a midterm essay, the production of a class-wide zine and a final research essay on the queer/trans film(s) of the student’s choosing.