1st Edition

Queer Screen
A Screen Reader

ISBN 9780415384315
Published June 22, 2007 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Queer Screen: A Screen Reader brings together a selection of key articles on queer cinema published over the past two decades in the internationally renowned journal, Screen, with new introductory editorial material from Jackie Stacey and Sarah Street.

Queer Screen features scholarship which has contributed to the emergence of queer theory in the field of screen studies during the last fifteen years, demonstrating how writers in Screen have contributed to developments in queer theory as it relates to a wide range of popular and experimental films and videos.

The book considers a wide range of case studies including popular films such as Boys Don’t Cry, Alien Resurrection, Brief Encounter, Bound, and Rope, as well as experimental films and videos by artists such as Richard Fung, Ulrike Ottinger, Sheila McLaughlin and Derek Jarman.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jackie Stacey and Sarah Street  1. Queering Film Theory  Teresa de Lauretis ‘Guerrilla in the midst: women’s cinema in the 80s’  Andy Medhurst ‘That special thrill: Brief Encounter, homosexuality and authorship’  2. Queering Psychoanalysis and Technologies of Gender   Ellis Hanson ‘Technology, paranoia and the queer voice’  Jackie Stacey ‘She is not herself: the deviant relations of Alien Resurrection’  Lee Wallace ‘Continuous sex: the editing of homosexuality in Bound and Rope’  3. Race, Desire and Queer Film   Kristen Whissel ‘Racialized spectacle, exchange relations, and the Western in Joanna d’Arc of Mongolia’  Julia Erhart ‘From Nazi whore to good German mother: revisiting resistance in
the Holocaust film’ Jose Munoz ‘The autoethnographic performance: reading Richard Fung’s queer hybridity’  4. Queer Bodies and Histories    Peter Dickinson ‘Space, time, auteurity and the queer male body: the film adaptations of Robert Lepage’   James Tweedie ‘The suspended spectacle of history: the tableau vivant in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio’  Chris Straayer ‘The She-man: postmodern bi-sexed performance in film and video’  5. The Boys Don’t Cry Debate   Michele Aaron ‘Pass/fail’  Julianne Pidduck ‘Risk and queer spectatorship’  Patricia White ‘Girls still cry’  Judith Halberstam ‘The transgender gaze in Boys Don’t Cry’  Lisa Henderson ‘The class character of Boys Don’t Cry’  Jennifer Devere Brody ‘Boyz Do Cry: screening history’s white lies’

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Jackie Stacey is Professor of Cultural Studies and Women's Studies in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. Her publications include Star Gazing: Female Spectatorship and Hollywood Cinema (1994) and Teratologies: A Cultural Study of Cancer (1997). She is co-editor of Off-Centre: Feminism and Cultural Studies (1991), Romance Revisited (1993), Screen Histories Reader (1998) and Thinking Through the Skin (2001) and co-author of Global Nature, Global Culture (2000). She has been a co-editor of Screen since 1994.


Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol. Her publications include Cinema and State (1985); British National Cinema (1997); British Cinema in Documents (2000); European Cinema (2000); Moving Performance: British Stage and Screen (2000); Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA (2002), The Titanic in Myth and Memory (2004) and Black Narcissus (2005). She has been a co-editor of Screen since 2001.