Amsterdam University Press
LGBTQ Film Festivals
Titel
LGBTQ Film Festivals
Subtitel
Curating Queerness
Prijs
€ 105,00
ISBN
9789463728409
Bindwijze
Hardback
Aantal pagina's
294
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
23.4 x 15.6 cm
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"An engaging and original history of queer film festivals and an insider critique of festival studies at large. Damiens has excavated our archives and offered a colourful tapestry of LGBTQ+ struggles over half a century, probing both the friendship and the activism at their core." - Thomas Waugh, Concordia University, Canada.

Antoine Damiens

LGBTQ Film Festivals

Curating Queerness

De onderstaande tekst is niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands en wordt in het Engels weergegeven.

While scholars have theorized major film festivals, they have ignored smaller, ephemeral, events. In taking seriously minor European and North-American LGBTQ festivals which often only exist as traces within archival collections, this book revisits festival studies' methodological and theoretical apparatuses. As the first 'critique' of festival studies from within, LGBTQ Film Festivals argues that both festivals and queer film cultures are by definition ephemeral. The book is organized around two concepts: First, 'critical festival studies' examines the political project and disciplinary assumptions that structure festival research. Second, 'the festival as a method' pays attention to festivals' role as producers of knowledge: it argues that festivals are not mere objects of research but also actors already shaping academic, industrial, and popular cinematic knowledge. Drawing on the author's experience on the festival circuit, this book pays homage to the labour of queer organizers, critics, and scholars and opens up new avenues for festival research.

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Auteur

Antoine Damiens

Antoine Damiens is a FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department of English and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at McGill University (Montreal).