4 pp., 12 pt. font, double spaced, 1” margins, with page numbers, Georgia font due in class TH FEBRUARY 28
A. Queer Liberation in Film
Analyze Stranger Inside as an allegory of gender as both/either a prison-industrial-complex and/or a site of queer cultural expression and interpersonal connection. Your paper must focus on racism. Use detailed examples, and make a clear argument based on close analysis of the film’s formal construction.
Discuss trans* (transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, genderfuck etc.) representation in the transmedia context of tumblr. Have a focused argument. Include images of specific tumblr posts you analyze.
C. Queer Textuality and Intertextuality
Analyze one of the characters in Sunset Boulevard. Think about their femininity/masculinity/gender by using essays on queer gender relations in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. How does Sunset Boulevard connect with Hollywood, je t’aime? Use detailed examples, and make a clear argument based on close analysis of Gender Outlaws and the films’ formal features.
D. peeping tommy
Focus on one image or one sequence that constructs a point of view shot and/or an exchange of looks between characters in The Talented Mr. Ripley. What meaning is encoded and how is it encoded? What significance do the visuals and their meanings hold in the context of the film? How does your example represent The Talented Mr. Ripley’s broader questions about its characters’ identities and desires? By your name, note the run time at which your case study appears.
E. blondes, brunettes, bi erotics, and...
Focusing on one of Doty’s points, further explore the visual style and erotic charges of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Add your own focused analysis to Doty’s.
F. Open Topic
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