CIN403H5 • Queerscapes, Screenscapes, Escapes: Gender and Sexuality Across East and Southeast Asian Cinemas

"Queerness is not yet here." José Esteban Muñoz begins Cruising Utopia with the provocation that queerness is a mode of desire that allows for an escape from the conditions of the present. How does queer studies contribute to the building of and the continued hope for a more just world? Through cinema, theory, and philosophy, this course makes the claim that investigating queerness in the world marks a critical move away from restrictive modes of identification and holds open life's horizons of possibility. Course texts emphasize queer cinemas of Asia and their transnational connections. 24S, 24P

CIN101H5 or at least 2.0 credits in courses that count towards Cinema Studies programs.
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