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Engl359F - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film and Video

This course explores how gender expression, sexuality, trans* discourses, race/ethnicity, class, & the body intersect.

To explore these intersections, we will closely examine FIVE important LGBT films: Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight (2016); Marlon Riggs’s Tongues Untied (1989); Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman (1996); Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning (1990); & Harry Dodge & Silas Howard’s By Hook or by Crook (2001). ASSIGNMENTS: vigorous participation in the course’s 5 discussion boards; 2 short close readings; & 1 comparative analysis.

Cross-listed with ENGL359F. Credit granted for LGBT327 or ENGL359F. Comparative analysis of forms, themes, and the politics of representation in film and video by and/or about LGBT people.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Section(s):

WB41 - James Goodwin