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Social Issues in Film
Queer Cinema: The Film Reader by
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 Q397 2004
Publication Date: 2004-08-13
Benshoff and Griffin's work brings together the perspectives of an eclectic collection of scholars writing on a wide spectrum of "queer" films.
The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by
Call Number: 791.4309 R921C1987
Publication Date: 1987-09-20
Russo's book offers one of the first histories of the representation of gay and lesbian characters in the movies, from the silent era up to the 1980s. Russo was a well known gay activist, who died in 1990 from AIDS-related complications.
Women's Film/Feminism and Film Theory
Feminism and Film Theory by
Call Number: 791.436522 H432
Publication Date: 1988-09-23
First published in 1988, this collection of essays, edited by former UIUC faculty member Constance Penley, provides an insightful overview of the development of feminist film theory, from the works of Pam Cook and Claire Johnston, up to the more interdisciplinary work of scholars in the 1980s.