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New Queer Images

Representations of Homosexualities in Contemporary Francophone Visual Cultures

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Edited By Florian Grandena and Cristina Johnston

Since the early 1980s, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of international gay/lesbian-themed visual productions, ranging from pornographic images and television programmes to advertising and graphic novels. Often originating from countries with a multicultural tradition (most notably Great Britain and the United States), this cultural phenomenon has now reached many territories, including the French-speaking world.
What are the thematic and aesthetic convergences/divergences of such visual productions? Do such works develop problematics and approaches specific to areas such as metropolitan France or French-speaking Canada? The eleven essays included in this collection (two in English and nine in French) aim to answer these questions by offering in-depth and challenging discussions of various queer-themed visual productions made in a contemporary Francophone context. Each contribution focuses on specific case studies drawn from auteur, pornographic and experimental cinemas, as well as those based on analyses of images from television, printed media and contemporary art.

BIC Classifications

  • The arts (A)
    • Film, TV & radio (AP)
      • Films, cinema (APF)
        • Film: styles & genres (APFN)
  • Language (C)
    • Language: reference & general (CB)
  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JF)
      • Media studies (JFD)
        • TV & society (JFDT)
      • Social groups (JFS)
        • Gender studies, gender groups (JFSJ)
          • Gender studies: women (JFSJ1)

BISAC Classifications

  • Art (ART)
    • ART / Business Aspects (ART043000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French (LIT004150)
  • Performing Arts (PER)
    • Film & Video (PER004)
      • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General (PER004000)
    • Television (PER010)
      • PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General (PER010000)
    • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General (PER011000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies (SOC028000)

THEMA Classifications

  • The Arts (A)
    • Performing arts (AT)
      • Films, cinema (ATF)
        • Film: styles & genres (ATFN)
  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
      • Regional studies (GTM)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JB)
      • Cultural & media studies (JBC)
        • Media studies (JBCT)
          • Media studies: TV & society (JBCT2)
      • Social groups (JBS)
        • Gender studies, gender groups (JBSF)
          • Gender studies: women & girls (JBSF1)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Western Europe (1DD)
        • France (1DDF)
  • Interest qualifiers (5)
    • Intended for specific groups (5J)
      • Intended specifically for women and/or girls (5JA)