SPA480.13 Queer Cinema

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica; may not be offered every semester. This course aims to analyze the practical and theoretical key elements in LGBTIQ+ representation in cinema, through its different manifestations in the history of film. This course proposes a critical view of the ethical and aesthetic universe of queer cinema in search of a proper Latin American identity. The class will work using movies observation, queer theory, and other theories post and trans-feminist. Students will write individual essays, bibliographical quizzes, and group presentations.

Students who successfully complete the class will be able to:

  • Analyze the different forms of representation of the LGBTIQ+ community in the history of cinema.
  • Relate the demands of the LGBTIQ+ collective with its diverse manifestations through the history of contemporary cinema.
  • Evaluate the particularities in the production of queer movies in Latin America and find and describe elements of a queer Latin-American identity in movies.
  • Express and elaborate on a critical view of the dominant ethics in cinema, using queer theory and other post and trans-feminist theories.
  • Develop a work procedure to re-evaluate the narratives and forms of representation of LGBTIQ+ identities.

(PUC #COM814)

Department: Spanish

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3