Queerness in American Cinema

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Queerness in American Cinema

Fall 2019

Taught By: Michael Koresky

Section: AX

CRN: 7441

Credits: 4

Representation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters in American film, however limited it remains, is largely seen as a recent phenomenon. Nevertheless, decades of industrial studies, scholarly readings, and general queer viewership have gradually uncovered a parallel historical trajectory, in which queer characters, themes, and narratives have been part of our national cinema for nearly the entirety of its existence, if often surreptitiously. This survey course looks at the past century of American movies for signs of queer life, from the silent screen to Golden Age Hollywood to the New Queer Cinema of the indie film boom to contemporary representations in our supposedly more enlightened era. This course will also include discussions about the function of gay critics, writers, and directors and their influence of effect on the aesthetic and industrial realities of queer cinema.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:21pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/30/2019 - 12/13/2019