Queer Cinema in Europe

Edited by Robin Griffiths

Edited by Robin Griffiths

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

192 pages | 40 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2008
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841500799 Published August 2008
Queer cinema has gained scholarly attention in recent years as a manifestation of the conflicts, anxieties, and liberation of European sexuality. Robin Griffiths’ Queer Cinema in Europe, the first anthology of its kind, probes the questions and implications of sex, gender, and identity in contemporary European filmmaking. An esteemed group of contributors discuss the varieties of lesbian and gay representation to deconstruct and redefine notions of national identity and culture in a diverse European context. This volume explores a wide scope of films, directors, and genres to forge a new understanding of what it means to be queer in the twenty-first century. 
 
 
Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

 

Introduction: Contesting Borders: Mapping a European Queer Cinema

Robin Griffiths

 

Part One: Queer Identities

 

Chapter 1:        Queering the Family in François Ozon’s Sitcom

Michelle Chilcoat

 

Chapter 2:        Representing Gay Male Domesticity in French Film of the Late 1990s

Todd W. Reeser

 

Chapter 3:        The Films of Ducastel and Matineau: Gay Identity, the Family, and the Autobiographical Self

Christopher Pullen

 

Part Two: Queer Aesthetics

 

Chapter 4:        The Body Picturesque: The Films of Bravo Defurne

Michael Williams

 

Chapter 5:        The Mechanical Reproduction of Melodrama: Matthias Müller’s ‘Home’ Movies

Robert L. Cagle

 

Chapter 6:        The Animated Queer

Aylish Wood

 

Part Three: Queer Spaces

 

Chapter 7:        Bars to Understanding?: Depictions of the ‘Gay Bar’ in Film with Specific References to Coming Out, Les nuits fauves, and Beautiful Thing

Steve Wharton

 

Chapter 8:        Queer as Turk: A Journey to Three Queer Melodramas

Baris Kiliçbay

 

Chapter 9:        Bodies without Borders? Queer Cinema and Sexuality after the Fall

Robin Griffiths

 

Chapter 10:      School Is Out: British ‘Coming Out’ Films in the 1990s

Santiago Fouz-Hernández

 

Part Four: Queer Perfomances

 

Chapter 11:      Trans-Europe Success: Dirk Bogarde’s International Queer Stardom

Glyn Davis

 

Chapter 12:      Subjection and Power in Monika Treut and Elfi Mikesch’s Seduction—The Cruel Woman: An Extension of the Configuration of Power in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Late Oeuvre

Andrea Reimann

 

Chapter 13:      Berlin Is Running: Olympic Memories and Queer Performances

Andrew Webber

 

Chapter 14:      Transgressive Drag Kings, Defying Dildoed Dykes: A Look at Contemporary Swedish Queer Film

Louise Wallenberg

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