|SES#||TOPICS||KEY DUE DATES|
Introduction and overview
The Celluloid Closet. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Color and Black and White, 104 min. 1996.
|Special screening: I Am Not Your Negro. Directed by Raoul Peck. Color and Black and White, 93 min. 2017.|
|I. Pre-Stonewall & the Hollywood Production Code: The Making of a Gay Subtext|
Before Stonewall / Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
Excerpts from Before Stonewall. Directed by Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg. Color and Black and White, 87 min. 1985.
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria. Directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. Color, 57 min. 2005.
Discussion of pre-Stonewall cultural climate and what makes a text “queer” (Cather, Hall, Sedgwick)
|Facebook post due: Initial impressions of the pre-Stonewall cultural climate for LGBTQ Americans|
|3||Discussion: Rope. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Color, 80 min. 1948.||Facebook post due: Response to Rope and the concept of confession as it relates to homosexuality|
|4||Discussion: The Children’s Hour. Directed by William Wyler. Black and White, 108 min. 1961.||Facebook post due: Response to The Children’s Hour and the loosening of the Hollywood Production Code|
|II. Looking Back: Representing a Queer Past|
|5||Discussion: The Danish Girl. Directed by Tom Hooper. Color, 119 min. 2016.||Facebook post due: Response to The Danish Girl and representational politics of casting|
|6||Discussion: Carol. Directed by Todd Haynes. Color, 118 min. 2016.||
Facebook post due: Response to Carol and the challenges of looking back in time at LGBT lives
Critical response / review essay due
|7||Discussion: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic||Facebook post due: Response to Fun Home and graphic novel as queer text|
Representations of AIDS & Black Masculinity
Discussion: Philadelphia. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Color, 125 min. 1994.
Screening and discussion: Tongues Untied. Directed by Marlon Riggs. Color, 55 min. 1989.
Final paper / project guidelines
|Facebook post due: Response to Philadelphia and the cinematic representation of AIDS|
|III. New Queer Cinema|
|9||Discussion: Paris Is Burning. Directed by Jennie Livingston. Color, 71 min. 1991.||
Facebook post due: Response to Paris Is Burning and the performativity of gender
Final paper / project description for independent option due
|10||Discussion: Camp||Draft of prospectus for final paper / project due|
|11||Discussion: The Watermelon Woman. Directed by Cheryl Dunye. Color, 90 min. 1997.||Facebook post due: Response to The Watermelon Woman, fake documentary, and / or the invisibility of black lesbians|
|IV. Contemporary Queer, Contemporary Trans|
|12||Discussion: Free CeCe! Directed by Jacqueline Gares. Color, 100 min. 2018.||Facebook post due: Response to Free CeCe!|
Discussion: Sense8. Color, 60 min. episodes. 2015–2018.
New directions in streaming TV
|Final paper / project due|