COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE BENTSON DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES
NEW QUEER CINEMA / NEW POLITICS?
B. RUBY RICH (Film+Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz)
WEDNESDAY / OCTOBER 9 /5:30pm
Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 31 Washington Place)
“New Queer Cinema: New Politics?” will revisit the terrain of the New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s in the context of our contemporary sociopolitical order, in which unprecedented legal rights are accompanied by a resurgence of lethal violence. This lecture will feature film clips and investigate the legacy of the movement in the hope of enabling us to imagine cinematic responses retooled for the cultural challenges of a new historical moment, a moment in need of its own landmark energy, invention, and inspiration.
B. Ruby Rich is the author of New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut (Duke, 2013) and Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement (Duke, 1998). She is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the incoming editor of Film Quarterly, the oldest continuing film journal in the U.S. She is the former director of the Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts. Rich has published in the Village Voice, NY Times, Guardian, Nation, GLQ, Signs, and numerous other popular and scholarly journals.
Co-sponsors: CAS Dean ’s Office; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
The Bentson Lecture is free and open to the public (no RSVP required)
Photo: from Isaac Julien, Looking for Langston, UK, 1989