LGBT literature encompasses the entire 4,000-year history of writing, from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh (a profound same-sex love story), to such canonical authors as Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, and Virginia Woolf, to the diversity of today’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) writers. There are works in every form: fiction, drama, poetry, non-fiction, and amazing experiments.
Explore the history, aesthetics, technology, and social/political dimensions of film. Includes many “Best” lists; plus dozens of essays on individual films. Also a major section focused on LGBT cinema, from such foundational directors as Eisenstein, Murnau, and Cocteau, to Hollywood titans like George Cukor, and diverse contemporary filmmakers including Chantal Akerman and Wong Kar-wai.
These three multi-talented artists – Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Derek Jarman – created provocative works that span film, literature, theatre, painting, philosophy, and more. Their influence today, in art and politics, is stronger than ever.