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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
Prerequisites:
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6 credit points at 1000 level in the English major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Film Studies major
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENGL2027

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

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