Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

Classrooms Without Closets: LGBTIQ+ Cinema in University Education

Juan José Bermúdez de Castro

Abstract

From September 2017 to June 2020 the University of the Balearic Islands organised a monthly film workshop called Aules Sense Armaris: Cinema LGBTIQ+ a la UIB focused on giving visibility to affective and sexual diversity through film analysis in a university context. Each film was introduced with an interview with a queer activist or cultural expert related to the particular topics the film addressed, and after the screening a cinematographic and critical discussion was held in which the students contributed either with their own reflections or asking questions to the guests. This article exposes the necessity of approaching and celebrating sexual diversity from the university classroom as a form of activism. It also describes the as well as describing the criteria that were followed when choosing the films, how the monthly workshops took place and the most interesting conclusions from the post-film debates between activists, university students and spectators.

Keywords

LGBTIQ+ Cinema; Films and Education; University Film Workshop; Sexual Diversity in Films; Film Analysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2020.33.04

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