Dr. Gerstner is an expert in queer film theory, masculinity studies, the intersections of race and queerness, and French cinema. This visit will promote cross disciplinary discussions for students and faculty interested in queer theory, film studies, and cultural analysis more broadly. Dr. Gerstner’s visit will overlap with SAC’s core graduate seminar, Film Theories, taught by Dr. Matthew Solomon. The discussion series will be open to undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to encourage greater interaction and enrichment across the disciplines.
Dr. Gerstner will be visiting the university from Tuesday, November 5th until Thursday, November 7th, with the following schedule of events (times for events are still flexible depending on room availability)
Tues. Nov. 5, 7pm: Lecture and Screening on Christophe Honoré’s 2007 queer musical Les chansons d’amour delivered by Dr. Gerstner
Wed. Nov. 6, noon: Panel discussion on queer views of French cinema and its contributions to contemporary discussion in queer theory featuring Dr. David Gerstner and Josh Morrison, PhD student in Screen Arts and Cultures
Wed. Nov. 6, 6pm: SAC 601 Film Theories Screening of Philippe Vallois’ Johan (1976), with introductory comments by Dr. Gerstner
Thurs. Nov. 7, noon: Brown bag lunch with graduate students and Dr. Gerstner discussing publishing queer work in the humanities
Thurs. Nov. 7, 3pm: SAC 601 Film Theories Open Seminar discussing the place of queer theory and methodologies in cinema studies
Co-sponsored by Screen Arts and Cultures and the Department of Comparative Literature.