Session Eleven (5 July 2018)
Queer Colonialism / Body Modification as Europhobia

NOTE: 4-hour meeting: 9:00-13:00

- Ulrike Ottinger, Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia. (BRD/France, 1989, 165 minutes).
- Albrecht Becker, various self-portraits, ca. 1970-1990

Download Film HERE
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Required Reading:

Garber, Marjorie. Excerpt from “The Chic of Araby: Transvestism and the Erotics of Cultural Appropriation.” In Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety. London: Routledge, 1992. (336-339)

King, Homay. “Sign in the Void: Ulrike Ottinger’s Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia.” Afterall 16 (Autumn/Winter 2007): 46-52.

Rosenblatt, Daniel. “The Antisocial Skin: Structure, Resistance, and ‘Modern Primitive’ Adornment in the United States.” Cultural Anthropology 12, no. 3 (August, 1997): 287-334.

Further Reading (optional):

Vale, Valerie, and Andrea Juno. Re/Search 12 “Modern Primitives” [Excerpts] (1989)