Media and film studies
Sexualities and the Cinema
Module code: P3057
30 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Film, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework
This module centres on the critical study of sexualities and how they are represented in a range of film texts. Through screenings, lectures, seminars and self-directed study, you will be introduced to the various ways in which sexualities have been both theorised and represented in a range of film texts.
Debates considered in the module may include:
- the politics of sexual identification
- the idea of sexual ‘perversity’
- sexual stereotyping (especially of lesbians and gays)
- and the critical concept of ‘queer’ in theory
- identity politics and cinematic genre (queer cinema).
Module learning outcomes
- Analyse representations of sexuality in film texts.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the history of official and unofficial sexualities
- Select and evaluate competing theories of sexuality
- Show systematic knowledge and understanding of the importance of sexuality in the formation of identity