Queer Film and Theory Links In Memory of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Film Studies For Free was very sad to hear of the death at 58 of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, one of the founders of the discourse of ‘queer theory’, and an inspirational teacher and critic.

Like many other film researchers, some of FSFF‘s author’s own writing on queer films was deeply influenced by Sedgwick’s brilliant exploration of the epistemology of the closet.

In memory of Sedgwick, FSFF has assembled a webliography, below, of links to pieces of high quality, freely accessible, scholarly writing (or recordings/videos) on the web on the topic of queer/glbt films and/or queer film theory, a number of which, unsurprisingly, employ her critical insights. Further links added since original post: last updated June 2, 2009.

P.S. Another set of must-reads from the Reverse Shot website – just click on the film-title links below for some great reading on queer cinema and television:

Broken Sky

The Wire

Lan Yu


Be Like Others

The House of Mirth

Far from Heaven