Marc Francis

Graduate Student, PhD Program
queer film and media, film programming/curation, theories of spectatorship/perception
Marc Francis focuses on queer film and media. His dissertation examines how the programming of queer art-house films of the 1970s and 1980s, arranged to stimulate viewers, radically disrupted and reoriented spectators' understandings of gender and sexual variance. His essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Jump Cut, and Film Quarterly (forthcoming). In addition to his text-based scholarship, he curates an LA-based film series called Wayward Cinema and creates video essays on film programming.
Research Interests: 

queer film and media, spectatorship and perception, art-house and independent cinema, film/media programming and curation, videographic criticism, and affect studies