*MAJOR UPDATE IN PROGRESS* I’m revising this entire website, including LGBTQ+ Literature and Film. Thank you for understanding.
LGBTQ+ literature encompasses the entire 5,000-year history of writing, from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh (a profound same-sex love story), to such canonical authors as Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, to today’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer-plus (LGBTQ+) writers working in every form: fiction, drama, poetry, non-fiction, and astonishing experiments.
Explore the history, aesthetics, technology, and social / political dimensions of film. Includes reviews, “Best” lists, a tribute to Robert Wise, more. Also a major section on LGBTQ+ film, from such foundational directors as Eisenstein, Murnau, and Cocteau, to Hollywood titans like George Cukor, and contemporary filmmakers including Chantal Akerman and Wong Kar-wai.
Fassbinder | Pasolini | Jarman
These three multi-talented artists – Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Derek Jarman – created provocative works that span film, literature, theater, painting, philosophy, and more. Their influence today, in art and politics, is stronger than ever.
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Website begun 1997 / Revised November 24, 2020