– RJ: How does Hairspray queer Race? Also: How does Fanon’s perspective on the racial gaze differ from or comment on Mulvey’s perspective on the gendered gaze? Are there examples of a racial/racialized gaze in any of the films we’ve seen?
– In Class: Screening of Looking For Langston (dir. Isaac Julian, 1988, 45 min.)
Scenes from: Frantz Fanon: Black Skin/White Masks (scenes chosen by Alicia and Joao.)
– Selections from Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs)(scenes chosen by Alicia and Joao.)
- Discussion of Riggs/Fanon/Wallenberg lead by presenters.
– In class discuss: Queer historiography and questions of race, Black queer cinema and the questions of history, and Gaze theory in relation to race/Postcolonial Theory
– READ: Louise Wallenberg, “New Black Queer Cinema” (NQC) and
Black Skin White Masks, “The Fact of Blackness”” Frantz Fanon, Black Skin/White Masks
The book is on reserve in the library, chapter will be scanned and posted ASAP.