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Queer German Cinema

GRMN 156.401
crosslisted as: CIMS 156, COML 156, GSWS 156
instructor(s):
TR 12-1:30pm
fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

Taught in English.  This course offers an introduction into the history of
 German-language cinema with an emphasis on depictions of lesbian, gay,
 bisexual, trans and queer themes.  The course provides a chronological survey
 of Queer German Cinema from its beginnings in the Weimar Republic to its most
 recent and current representatives, accompanied throughout by a discussion of
 the cultural-political history of gay rights in the German-speaking world.
 Over the course of the semester, students will learn not only cinematic
 history but how to write about and close-read film.  No knowledge of German or
 previous knowledge required.