French and Spanish Queer Film: Audiences, Communities and Cultural Exchange (Paperback)

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Headline: Examines how LGBT filmmaking in France and Spain moves across borders and finds new audiences

Blurb: The book advances the current state of film audience research and of our knowledge of sexuality in transnational contexts by analysing how French LGBTQ films are seen in Spain and Spanish ones in France. It studies films (in various media and platforms) and their reception across four languages (Spanish, French, Catalan, English) and considers and engages with participants from across a range of digital and physical audience locations, with a particular focus on festivals. It examines films that chronicle the local (in portraying national and sub-national identities) and draws on the regional-global (translating and transferring foreign models of non-heterosexual experience). No comparative and crosscutting study with audience research at its heart has yet been undertaken.

Key Features:

  • Offers a full, clear, and comparative cultural history of LGBTQ film since the 1990s in France and Spain and of its activist and theory-inspired connections

Has audience reception at the core, working with an extensive corpus of responses

Makes broad use of social networking sites and the popular LGBTQ press to gauge response

Covers LGBTQ festivals including those in Barcelona, Bilbao, London, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Paris and Toulouse

Is interested in short, independent, ephemeral and documentary film production as well as commercially-pitched feature films

Looks at the cross-border impact of the auteur and big-name directors (e.g. Pedro Almod var, Cesc Gay, S bastien Lifshitz, Fran ois Ozon)

Sets its findings against mainstream LGBTQ critical reception, written in Catalan, English, French, and Spanish

Keywords: French cinema; Spanish cinema; audiences; LGBTQ cultures; lesbian and gay film festivals

Subject: Film Studies

Headline: Examines how LGBT filmmaking in France and Spain moves across borders and finds new audiences

Blurb: The book advances the current state of film audience research and of our knowledge of sexuality in transnational contexts by analysing how French LGBTQ films are seen in Spain and Spanish ones in France. It studies films (in various media and platforms) and their reception across four languages (Spanish, French, Catalan, English) and considers and engages with participants from across a range of digital and physical audience locations, with a particular focus on festivals. It examines films that chronicle the local (in portraying national and sub-national identities) and draws on the regional-global (translating and transferring foreign models of non-heterosexual experience). No comparative and crosscutting study with audience research at its heart has yet been undertaken.

Key Features:

  • Offers a full, clear, and comparative cultural history of LGBTQ film since the 1990s in France and Spain and of its activist and theory-inspired connections

Has audience reception at the core, working with an extensive corpus of responses

Makes broad use of social networking sites and the popular LGBTQ press to gauge response

Covers LGBTQ festivals including those in Barcelona, Bilbao, London, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Paris and Toulouse

Is interested in short, independent, ephemeral and documentary film production as well as commercially-pitched feature films

Looks at the cross-border impact of the auteur and big-name directors (e.g. Pedro Almod var, Cesc Gay, S bastien Lifshitz, Fran ois Ozon)

Sets its findings against mainstream LGBTQ critical reception, written in Catalan, English, French, and Spanish

Keywords: French cinema; Spanish cinema; audiences; LGBTQ cultures; lesbian and gay film festivals

Subject: Film Studies

About the Author


Chris Perriam has worked as Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Manchester since 2004. He researches and teaches in the areas of Spanish Cultural Studies and Screen Studies and has a special interest in queer culture in Spain, France and Britain. Darren Waldron is Senior Lecturer in French at The School of Arts, Languages and Culture, The University of Manchester. He is the author of Queering Contemporary French Popular Cinema: images and their reception (Peter Lang 2009)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474425995
ISBN-10: 1474425992
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 216
Language: English