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University of Mississippi

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Event Information:

  • Thu

    Sarahtalk: Queer Cinema and the Sense of Something Better

    4:00 pmZoom (Details below)

    Presented by Elizabeth Venell, Ph.D. (Gender Studies).

    Modern paradigms of sexuality and visibility are nowhere more intertwined than in “queer cinema,” and in 2023, LGBTQ+ representation in film has never been more prevalent. Yet popular writing on queer cinema often laments the normalization of today’s proliferating images. Venell traces the origin and irony of this critical discontent, and reimagines the function of queer cinema from being a diagnostic tool to becoming a transformative one. Recent films in foreign horror comprise test cases for this new approach.

    This Sarahtalk will take place via Zoom.

    About: Elizabeth Venell earned a PhD from Emory University in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. She has been an Instructional Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi since 2018.