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Elective Courses

CIMS 156 - QUEER GERMAN CINEMA

GRMN 156 | COML 156 | GSWS 156
401 | LEC | Ian Fleishman | TR 12-1:30pm | GLAB 101

Taught in English. This course offers an introduction into the history of German-language cinema with an emphasis on depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer themes. The course provides a chronological survey of Queer German Cinema from its beginnings in the Weimar Republic to its most recent and current representatives, accompanied throughout by a discussion of the cultural-political history of gay rights in the German-speaking world. Over the course of the semester, students will learn not only cinematic history but how to write about and close-read film. No knowledge of German or previous knowledge required.