Queer Cinema in Motion

Guo, T., Evans, J. , Armstrong, R. and George, M. (2021) Queer Cinema in Motion. [Exhibitions]

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Publisher's URL: https://translatingforchange.exeter.ac.uk/exhibition/


Queer cinema is a contested term with multiple possible meanings. It can be short hand for films that represent LGBT+ characters. Or it can refer to cinema that strives to question normative narratives. Or it can include films that may not have overtly LGBT+ characters, but which have been read queerly. These meanings can all be found in the materials collected here, which range from avant garde to mainstream. Using the Bill Douglas Centre archives, the exhibition explores the travels of queer cinema in a broad sense. Like the Anglophone queer cinema in translation we analyse in our related AHRC funded project, ‘Translating for Change’, the films represented here show how American blockbusters, as well as lesser known art, underground and independent films circulate and influence debates beyond their original contexts. Queer cinema in other languages is also present, demonstrating the interactions of queer cultures around the world and the importance of international markets for queer films.

Item Type:Exhibitions
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Evans, Dr Jonathan
Authors: Guo, T., Evans, J., Armstrong, R., and George, M.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities
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