NCOM
3052

Queer and Trans Cinema

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Queer and Trans Cinema
Fall 2024
Taught By: Cassius Adair
Section: A

CRN: 17215

Credits: 3

This undergraduate course provides an introduction to queer and trans film. Through critically watching, analyzing and writing about queer and trans cinema, students will learn about queer and trans history, theory, and narrative. Beginning with early queer cinema such as films within the "New Queer Cinema," to more recent mainstream, independent, queer and trans contemporary cinema, students will learn about the theoretical movements that underpin queer and trans filmmaking and recent developments in genre and technology. Specifically this course tracks queer film developments and explores cinematic elements in representative films in weekly screenings with a special emphasis on queer and transgender of color film. These screenings will introduce theoretical and cultural topics and issues relevant to the films shown from the nineties which include The Watermelon Woman directed by Cheryl Dunye (1996) Paris Is Burning directed by Jennie Livingston (1990), Tongues Untied by Marlon Riggs (1989) Silverlake Life directed by Tom Joslin and Peter Friedman (1993), and Go Fish directed by Rose Troche (1994). The course then moves to contemporary narrative films such as Boys Don’t Cry by Kimberly Pierce (1999), Saving Face by Alice Wu 2012), By Hook or by Crook directed by Silas Howard and Harry Dodge then to Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins (2016), Spa Night by Andrew Ahn (2016), and Portrait of a Lady on Fire directed by Céline Sciamma (2019) and Framing Agnes by Chase Joynt to help students further develop an understanding of queer and trans film narrative, structure, politics, adaptation, gender, and politics. In addition to analysing and discussing film, students will learn and create short original queer and trans screenplays inspired by the films and student interests. In doing so, students will implement cinematic leaning into creative action. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of the history and complexity of queer and trans film, and will be able to critically read, analyze, and write about queer film from a variety of perspectives.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:12pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024
Queer and Trans Cinema
Spring 2024
Taught By: Margaret Rhee
Section: A

CRN: 14828

Credits: 3

This undergraduate course provides an introduction to queer and trans film. Through critically watching, analyzing and writing about queer and trans cinema, students will learn about queer and trans history, theory, and narrative. Beginning with early queer cinema such as films within the "New Queer Cinema," to more recent mainstream, independent, queer and trans contemporary cinema, students will learn about the theoretical movements that underpin queer and trans filmmaking and recent developments in genre and technology. Specifically this course tracks queer film developments and explores cinematic elements in representative films in weekly screenings with a special emphasis on queer and transgender of color film. These screenings will introduce theoretical and cultural topics and issues relevant to the films shown from the nineties which include The Watermelon Woman directed by Cheryl Dunye (1996) Paris Is Burning directed by Jennie Livingston (1990), Tongues Untied by Marlon Riggs (1989) Silverlake Life directed by Tom Joslin and Peter Friedman (1993), and Go Fish directed by Rose Troche (1994). The course then moves to contemporary narrative films such as Boys Don’t Cry by Kimberly Pierce (1999), Saving Face by Alice Wu 2012), By Hook or by Crook directed by Silas Howard and Harry Dodge then to Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins (2016), Spa Night by Andrew Ahn (2016), and Portrait of a Lady on Fire directed by Céline Sciamma (2019) and Framing Agnes by Chase Joynt to help students further develop an understanding of queer and trans film narrative, structure, politics, adaptation, gender, and politics. In addition to analysing and discussing film, students will learn and create short original queer and trans screenplays inspired by the films and student interests. In doing so, students will implement cinematic leaning into creative action. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of the history and complexity of queer and trans film, and will be able to critically read, analyze, and write about queer film from a variety of perspectives.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:12pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024