|Transnational Queer Film Studies students and|
Professor Karen Tongson of USC in Prague
Photo by Robert McRuer
This semester was an especially rich one for students in DC, who were not only able to study with Professors McRuer and Kolářová, but with also with queer theorist Karen Tongson, an Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. Professor Tongson, author of Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries, and numerous other essays in the field, was a special guest of the film festival and the class. In Prague, Professor Tongson presented some of her recent work around the concept of "Normporn."
The students in the class invite you to attend a public symposium to highlight their work-in-progress emerging from the class. Three sessions will be held this Saturday, December 5, in Rome Hall 771, from 1-4 PM. The schedule is below. Come out and support this innovative student work and this unique class!
Transnational Queer Film Studies and LGBTQ Cultures Symposium
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Morgan Franklin, "Black Men Loving Black Men: A Revolutionary Act: Masculinity and Sexuality in Tongues Untied"
Emily Clott, "Aren't You a Man? Passing as Straightening in Viola di Mare"
Alexis Farkash, "Queer Women in Indonesia: Fighting for Themselves in a Global Context"
Mehreen Arif, "Charting Transgender Representation in Bol (Speak) through a Critique of Gendered Exclusion in Pakistan"
2:20-2:30 PM BREAK
Ro Spice-Kopischke, "What's So Gay about Giant Robots? Online Fandom and Queer Readings of Mainstream Media"
Emily Holland, "Don't Cry for Men: Pleasure and Female Power Structures in The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant"
Jonathan Rice, "Queering the Night: An Analysis of Almodovar's La piel que habito and Postmodern Film Noir's Working in Queer Film"
Ian Funk, "'So It Doesn't Matter, Does It?' Queering Film Noir and Cold War Masculinity in Otto Preminger's Advise and Consent"
|Opening of the 16th|
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival
in Prague (photo here and below by
English 3980 Students to Hold Public Symposium Saturday
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