ENG381 201603 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2017
Course: 
ENG 381
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Queer Representation
Instructors: 

Quinn Miller

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3968
  • Office: 447 PLC
  • Office Hours: On sabbatical 2018-19
Department Section Description: 

This course introduces students to critical thinking about the historical and economic
factors influencing film, media, and cultural production in Hollywood and in response to
Hollywood. Unconventional textual and contextual dynamics, understood as queer
history, are the focus of the course. The framework we explore draws on critical
approaches to race, ethnicity, class, education, and ability. Our goals are to discuss the
power relations and unpredictable signifying practices involved in taste stratification and
family norms; erotic possibilities and gender differentiation; art, marketing, advertising,
and genre; capitalism, celebrity, censorship, and polysemy; and the university industrial
complex (i.e. socialization through education). In search of scorned heroes, we examine
fiction, feature film, and experimental media through readings about queer trans culture,
the entertainment business, our shared context, and aesthetic and interpretive questions.

Fulfills: 

Major II: E-Media/Folklore/Culture

Media, Folklore, and/or Culture courses focus on print and non-print media to explore culture and its processes of creative expression.