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Seminar: Queers in Media - Details
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Course name Seminar: Queers in Media
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Semester SoSe 2022
Current number of participants 42
Home institute Institut für Anglistik
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Wed., 13.04.2022 14:00 - 16:00, Room: Phil. I, B 009

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Phil. I, B 009 Wed.. 14:00 - 16:00 (14x)

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“Queer” has meant different things at different times and to different people,’ writes Bo Ruberg (2019: 7), speaking to the multi-layered and shifting qualities of “queerness” or “being queer.” As medial representation(s) of queer, trans, and non-binary characters increase, formerly dominant tropes become challenged and re-define how experiences beyond the cis, heterosexual norm is depicted. From Torrey Peter’s Detransition, Baby (2021) to Sam Levison’s Euphoria (2019-present) to Elliot Page’s public coming out, this course surveys contemporary depictions of queers in media, analyzes how queers use media, and examine how media may be queered.

*** Before the seminar, please purchase and read: Torrey Peters (2020) Detransition Baby (ISBN 978-1788167208) and purchase: Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele (2016): Queer: A Graphic History (ISBN 978-1785780714) ***

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The course is part of admission "Anmeldung mit Passwort: Queers in Media".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • Password required.
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