Event Title

The Right to Exist: An De-Colonial View of Representations of Marginalized Sexual Identities in the Media

Presenter Information

Luis Esparza

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

Communication Studies

Session Number

1

Location

RM 215

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Lilianna Gallegos

Juror Names

Dr. Elizabeth Martin, Dr. Alexis Norris, Dr. Nicole Henley

Start Date

5-17-2018 12:15 PM

End Date

5-17-2018 12:30 PM

Abstract

This article is aimed to view queer theory and representations of sexual minorities in the media through an anti-colonial lens. Through secondary research, I critique queer theory for its lack of inclusiveness of subaltern epistemologys of sexuality. Additionally, I take a look at various mainstream and pornographic films that give sexual minorities visibility. Finally I explore pornographic films that subvert to colonial constructs of non-European bodies.

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May 17th, 12:15 PM May 17th, 12:30 PM

The Right to Exist: An De-Colonial View of Representations of Marginalized Sexual Identities in the Media

RM 215

This article is aimed to view queer theory and representations of sexual minorities in the media through an anti-colonial lens. Through secondary research, I critique queer theory for its lack of inclusiveness of subaltern epistemologys of sexuality. Additionally, I take a look at various mainstream and pornographic films that give sexual minorities visibility. Finally I explore pornographic films that subvert to colonial constructs of non-European bodies.