Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain

Bloomsbury Academic USA (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 6. April 2017
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 144 Seiten
978-1-5013-1882-5 (ISBN)
An examination of the field of queer theory and its relevance to the film Brokeback Mountain
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 193 mm
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  • Breite: 124 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 159 gr
978-1-5013-1882-5 (9781501318825)
Matthew Tinkcom is Associate Professor of Communication, Culture and Technology and Affiliate Faculty of English at Georgetown University, USA. He is the author of Working Like a Homosexual: Camp: Capital, Cinema and Grey Gardens, co-editor of Key Frames: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies as well as articles that have appeared in Cinema Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly and collections from Duke University Press and the British Film Institute. He has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Director of the Program in American Studies.
Chapter One: Queer Theory
Chapter Two: Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain
List of Further Reading
Strongly recommended both for students coming to queer scholarship for the first time, and to those in Media Studies, Film Studies and Cultural Studies interested in how contemporary thinking around sexuality and gender might be explored in a piece of relatively mainstream cinema. * CINEJ Cinema Journal * I can think of no other queer-film scholar to write this book. In Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain, Matthew Tinkcom elegantly, clearly, and adroitly traces signature trajectories of queer theory, then stitches these concepts into traditions of film theory and close analysis. Merging Freud, Foucault, and Sedgwick with Bazin, Buscombe, and Mulvey, Tinkcom demonstrates a generous capacity to speak at once to well-heeled scholars, eager undergraduates, and cinephiles. A true page turner, Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain delights in the complexly queer pleasures that the cinema offers. * David A. Gerstner, Professor of Cinema Studies and co-author of Christophe Honore: A Critical Introduction, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, USA. * Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain deftly accomplishes a formidable, vital achievement: unpacking the often opaque tenets of queer theory in the service of illuminating the dynamic and contradictory cultural dialogue sparked by this landmark film. This eloquent, rigorous, and approachable volume places the film within the larger discourses of genre and reception studies while anticipating future priorities for queer media and scholarship. * Jamie Poster, Professor of Film Studies, Irvine Valley College, USA * In this compact volume, Matthew Tinkcom makes the key concepts of queer theory accessible to a new generation. Through its sustained, provocative engagement with Ang Lee's well-known film, this book not only introduces readers to current thought about non-normative gender and sexuality, but also demonstrates on every page how queer theory can enable fresh academic inquiry, both within and beyond film studies. * Matt Bell, Associate Professor of English, Bridgewater State University, USA *

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