Publics in line : the spatial organization of the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

dc.contributor.advisorCvetkovich, Ann, 1957-
dc.creatorBrillante, Kyle Robert, 1983-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T15:10:41Z
dc.date.available2016-10-14T15:10:41Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.description.abstractThe Austin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (aGLIFF) is the largest film festival of its kind in the Southwest and the oldest film festival in the city of Austin. An organization that purports to build community among Central Texas gays and lesbians, aGLIFF offers a unique archive for investigating the relationship between queer individuals and public cultures. Using media accounts of the organization and my own ethnographic experiences as a volunteer and patron in 2005 and 2006, this thesis addresses the tensions between aGLIFF’s increasing commercialism and its ability to create a counterpublic sphere. aGLIFF’s commercialism problematizes its counterpublic mission to represent the diversity of its constituency and combat the circulation of stereotypical and exclusive representations of queers in public culture. This thesis then focuses on four components of the festival’s organization: the program, parties, badges, and lines. Each component affects the festival’s constitution of a (counter)public and the spatialization of patrons. aGLIFF’s spatial organization of patrons underscores the relationship between publics and patrons and amplifies paradoxes of desire and visibility. Coupled with its commercialism, aGLIFF’s spatial organization of patrons broadens our understanding of film festivals as counterpublics.en_US
dc.description.departmentWomen's and Gender Studiesen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2QJ7805G
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/41649
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subject.lcshAustin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
dc.subject.lcshGay and lesbian film festivals--Texas--Austin
dc.titlePublics in line : the spatial organization of the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festivalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentWomen's and Gender Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's and Gender Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US

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