David William Foster, Regents’ Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University, will visit the Questions of Homosexuality in Film and Literature class to talk about "Spain’s leadership role in queer filmmaking.”
The class visit is open to the public.
With the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, Spain, which had already seen some positive cultural openings, become poised undertake a far-ranging re-evaluation of its institutions, including those engaged in cultural production. Because of its high public visibility, film was an important site for such institutional deconstructions and reformulations. This talk will examine six major filmic texts released in the dozen years after Franco’s death that deal specifically with queer issues and their role in a post-Franco society.