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New Course: WGST 398: Queer Film Festivals

Posted on 2017-08-16 in News

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What does it mean to curate and create community through a queer film festival? 

There are currently over 300 queer film festivals in operation around the globe. Emerging in the late 1970’s, these identity-based festivals maintain a strong connection to cultural, political, and social movements. Despite the illusion that queer culture ‘has arrived,’ as evidenced by the mainstreaming of LGBT culture, a study of queer film festivals reveals a diverse range of film and video work that remains invisible, either by choice, or by intentional omission. The goal of this course is to provide students with a multi-faceted view of queer film festivals that takes into account their historical and theoretical significance, while engaging in critical analysis of independent queer cinema.

Term 2 

WGST 398.2, CRN: 26381

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm-6:50pm

Instructor: Renee Penney

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the course instructor, Renee Penney, at or 966-6939.

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