Units of Study

ENGL2627 - Reading Sexuality

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kate Lilley


This unit explores the relationship between gender, sexuality, cultural production and interpretation in cinematic texts through detailed, historicised readings. Questions to be explored include the relationship between film and psychoanalysis, representations of work and everyday life, sexuality and crime, camp, secrecy, and display.


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr (2000wd) take-home exam (40%) and tutorial participation (20%)


Laura (dir. Preminger)
Vertigo (dir. Hitchcock)
The Children's Hour (dir. Wyler)
Valley of the Dolls (dir. Robson)
Dog Day Afternoon (dir. Lumet)
Mulholland Drive (dir. Lynch)
Todo sobre mi madre (dir. Almodovar)
Notes on A Scandal (dir. Eyre)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points of English



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