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Gay Cinema after Socialism: Suggested Reading and Viewing

A research guide to accompany the Fall 2013 film screening series Gay Cinema after Socialism

Suggested Reading and Viewing

Books
Baer, Brian James. Other Russias: Homosexuality and the Crisis of Post-Soviet Identity. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Firestone: HQ76.3.R8 B33 2009

Štulhofer, Aleksandar, and Sandfort, Theo. Sexuality and Gender in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Russia. New York : Haworth Press, 2005. Firestone: HQ18.E852 S49 2005

Persky, Stan . Boyopolis : Sex and Politics in Gay Eastern Europe. Woodstock, N.Y. : The Overlook Press, 1995.

Veur, Dennis van der. Homosexuality in South-Eastern Europe. Amsterdam : COC-Netherland, 2003.

Rosenbaum, Robert Dean. Lavender Love under the Red Star : Lesbians and Gays in Eastern Europe. Monterey, Calif. : Monteret Institute of International Studies, 1987.

Dmitrenko, Aleksandr . Natural Law or Liberalism? : Gay Rights in the New Eastern Europe. Toronto : University of Toronto, 2001.

Articles
Moss, Kevin. "Post-Communist Lavender Menace: Lesbians in Mainstream East European Film." Journal of Lesbian Studies 15.3 (2011) : 271-283. Full-Text available through LGBT Life with Full Text.

Dennis, David Brandon. "Coming Out into Socialism: Heiner Crow's Third Way". Ed. Terri Ginsberg. Companion to German Cinema. Malden Mass : Wiley Blackwell, 2012.

Sieg, Katrin. "Homosexualität und Dissidenz: Zur Freiheit der Liebe in Heiner Carows Coming-Out" Ed. Bettina Mathes. Die imaginierte Nation: Identität, Körper und Geschlecht in DEFA-Filmen. Berlin: DEFA Stiftung, 2007 : 256-280.

Sweet, Dennis M. "Bodies for Germany, Bodies for Socialism: The German Democratic Republic Devises a Gay (Male) Body. Ed. Patricia Herminghouse and Magda Mueller. Gender and Germanness: Cultural Productions of Nation. Providence R.I. : Berghahn Books, 1997. Firestone: PT111.G46 1997.

Kaganovsky, Lilya. "Men Wanted: Femalte Masculinity in Sergei Livnev's Hammer and Sickle". Slavic and East European Journal 51.2 (2007) : 229-246. Full-text available through JSTOR.

Prokhorov, Aleksandr. "I Need Some Life-Assertive Character or How to Die in the Most Inspiring Pose: Bodies in the Stalinist Museum of Hammer and Sickle." Studies in Slavic Cultures 1 (2000) : 28-46.

Griffiths, Robin. "Bodies without Borders? Queer Cinema and Sexuality after the Fall." Ed. Robin Griffiths. Queer Cinema in Europe. Bristol, GBR : 2008 : 129-143.

Kalinowska, Izabela. "Dis-abling the Sadistic Gaze and Deaf Prostitutes in Aleksei Balabanov's Of Freaks and Valerii Todorovskii's Land of the Deaf." Ed. Marceline Block. Situating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Postwar Cinema. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2010. Firestone: PN1995.9.@6 S58 2010.

Films
To My Women Friends. Dir. Natalja Sharandak and Olga Zhuk. Frameline, 1993

Kiev Blue. Filmakers Library, 1992.

Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers. Dir. John Greyson. Kitchen Video Collective, 1986.

The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography. Dir. William E. Jones, 1998.

Belgrade Pride. Dir. Douglas Conrad. Iron Rod, 2003.

I Am What I Am. Dir. Ryszard Moch et al. Polart, 1990.

East West : Sex and Politics. Dir. Jochen Hick. Frameline Distribution, 2009.

Note:Items which are neither linked nor accompanied by a location and call number are not available through Princeton University Library's collections. To look for available copies, try searching OCLC WorldCat.