Queer & Trans Cinema

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Queer & Trans Cinema

Fall 2020

Taught By: McKenzie Wark

Section: AX

CRN: 8994

Credits: 4

How are queer and trans people included within the cinematic gaze, and what happens then they (we) get to make our own cinema? Our main topic in this course will be how queer and trans cinema tries to negotiate the formal cinematic habits of the straight and cis gaze. The cis and straight gaze is premised on forms of cinematic attention that offer roles for queer and trans people that are circumscribed by certain visual and narrative habits that cast the presumed cis and/or straight viewer as having the normative look on something that has to be excluded from the norm or to which the normative gave will be graciously extended. Hence it might not be enough that there is queer and trans 'representation' if the form of narrative cinema remains otherwise unchanged. We will look at a range of creative attempts to work through these problems, particularly by queer and/or trans film makers, and also consider some of the tensions between queer and trans vision as well.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 10:52am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020