Karen Tongson, Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at USC, will talk about “normporn” in the queer context. The TV micro-genre focuses on the everyday lives of mostly heterosexual people with realist sentimentality. While queer audiences are very responsive to such “normalising”, the obsession with the normal clashes with the desire to maintain the fantasy that we keep speaking in the name of perversion and subversion. What to do when facing our own normalcy and privilege?
Světozor – small screening hall
Nov. 8, 4:00 p.m.