International Summer School: Gender in Cinema

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
contact email: 

Spend an amazing week learning about gender, psychoanalysis and cinema!

In this course, we will explore cinematic representations of gender, in themes linked to identity formation, femininity, masculinity, gender bending, beauty, and ontology. It will include 6 two-hour online lectures and seminars covering the following topics and discussing the following films:

 

DAY 1: IDENTITY FORMATION

Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju

The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes

Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberly Peirce

 

DAY 2: FEMININITIES

9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom

Mother (2017) Darren Aronofsky

Daisies (1966) Věra Chytilová

 

DAY 3: MASCULINITIES

9 1/2 Weeks (1986) Adrian Lyne

Moonlight (2017) Barry Jenkins

Y Tu Mama También (2001) Alfonso Cuarón

 

DAY 4: GENDER BENDING

Labyrinth (1986) Jim Henson

Velvet Goldmine (1998) Todd Haynes

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011) Marie Losier

 

DAY 5: BEAUTY

Death Becomes Her (1992) Robert Zemeckis

Marie Antoinette (2006) Sofia Coppola

The Neon Demon (2016) Nicolas Winding Refn

 

DAY 6: ONTOLOGY

Predestination (2014) Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

The Love Witch (2016) Anna Biller

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) John Cameron Mitchell

 

Mary Wild (@psycstar) is the creator of the PROJECTIONS lecture series at Freud Museum London. Mary co-hosts the Projections Podcast, and creates exclusive content on Patreon.

We are looking forward to applications from students, researchers and professionals with a particular interest related to gender studies, film studies and psychoanalysis. A Certificate of Completion will be provided by the end of the week.

In order to book a place, please register by 15 May 2022 on https://registration.lcir.co.uk. Contact email address: genderstudies@lcir.co.uk.