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.