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VoS: Queer Studies
Studies & Resources
Skip to Content. LGBTQ studies is the academic investigation of sexuality in established fields such as literature, history, theatre, law, medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology and political science. It encourages students to think across established disciplines in order to understand the meaning of sexuality in society. For example, some courses ask for sociological or theoretical questions about the production of sexual norms.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies
Drawing on the fruitful insights of queer theory, this study departs from the notion that popular culture can function as articulations of resistance to the discourse of heteronormativity that is being reiterated and consolidated in popular culture products. Since articulations of resistance only become resistant in the act of reading, this study wants to explore how television audiences negotiate the meaning of gay representation and its potential to resist. First, it studies how Flemish fans of contemporary television fiction read gay representation, and in particular, how they read the articulations of resistance embedded in the text. Second, it inquires whether or not the fans assume a heteronormative or resistant discursive position in their readings of the gay representations.
CSU, UC. Units: 3 Formerly known as HUM 26 Hours: 72 36 lecture, 36 activity Historical representations of queer sexualities in mainstream commercial cinema, as well as underground and independent films, from the silent era to the present. Examines theoretical approaches to the study of queer cinema, the way social attitudes shape cultural representation, and the relationship between audience interpretation and filmmakers' intentions.