9780813534862

New Queer Cinema : A Critical Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813534862

  • ISBN10:

    0813534860

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-08-25
  • Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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Summary

Coined in the early 1990s to describe a burgeoning film movement, "New Queer Cinema" has turned the attention of film theorists, students, and audiences to the proliferation of intelligent, stylish, and daring work by lesbian and gay filmmakers within independent cinema and to the infiltration of "queer" images and themes into the mainstream. Why did this shift take place? Was it political gains, cultural momentum, or market forces that energized the evolution and transformation of this cinematic genre? New Queer Cinema: A Critical Readerprovides a definitive and highly readable guide to the development of this important and controversial film movement. The volume is divided into four sections: defining "new queer cinema," assessing its filmmakers, examining geographic and national differences, and theorizing spectatorship. Chapters address the work of pivotal directors (such as Todd Haynes and Gregg Araki) and salient films (including Paris is Burningand Boys Don't Cry), as well as unconventional and non-Anglo-American work (experimental filmmaking and third world cinema). With a critical eye to its uneasy relationship to the mainstream, New Queer Cinemaexplores the aesthetic, sociocultural, political, and, necessarily, commercial investments of the movement. It is the first full-length study of recent developments in queer cinema that combines indispensable discussions of central issues with exciting new work by key writers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
List of Illustrations ix
Notes on Contributors xi
PART I NEW QUEER CINEMA IN CONTEXT
1 New Queer Cinema: An Introduction
3(12)
Michele Aaron
2 New Queer Cinema
15(8)
B. Ruby Rich
3 AIDS and New Queer Cinema
23(16)
Monica B. Pearl
PART II NEW QUEER FILMMAKING
Overview
39(62)
4 The Characteristics of New Queer Filmmaking: Case Study - Todd Haynes
41(12)
Michael DeAngelis
5 Camp and Queer and the New Queer Director: Case Study - Gregg Araki
53(15)
Glyn Davis
6 Art Cinema and Murderous Lesbians
68(12)
Anneke Smelik
7 New Queer Cinema and Experimental Video
80(21)
Julianne Pidduck
PART III LOCATING NEW QUEER CINEMA
Overview
101(27)
8 New Queer Cinema and Lesbian Films
103(16)
Anat Pick
9 New Queer Cinema: Spectacle, Race, Utopia
119(9)
Daniel T. Contreras
10 New Black Queer Cinema
128(16)
Louise Wallenberg
11 Nationality and New Queer Cinema: Australian Film
144(11)
Ros Jennings and Loykie Lominé
12 New Queer Cinema and Third Cinema
155(16)
Helen Hok-Sze Leung
PART IV WATCHING NEW QUEER CINEMA
Overview
171(1)
13 Reception of a Queer Mainstream Film
172(15)
Harry M. Benshoff
14 The New Queer Spectator
187(14)
Michele Aaron
Index 201

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