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ENGL2627: Screening Sexuality

This unit explores the relationship between cinema and sexuality in classic films through detailed, historicised readings. Questions to be investigated include the erotics of cinematic genre and form; the sexual politics of representation and spectatorship; stardom, scandal and cult appreciation; cinema and sexuality as technologies of modernity; cinema, sexuality and pedagogy.

Code ENGL2627
Academic unit
Credit points 6
6 credit points at 1000 level in the English major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Film Studies major

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. gain an understanding of the history of modern sexuality through analyses of film texts
  • LO2. gain an understanding of sexuality as fundamental to film as a form, medium and technology
  • LO3. gain an understanding of the politics of cinematic representation, reception and production from a range of queer and feminist perspectives
  • LO4. analyse film texts closely and critically through the lens of sexuality
  • LO5. develop through group work in tutorials to work collaboratively and productively problem solving
  • LO6. explore pertinent topics and texts rigorously, independently, and in a scholarly manner.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.