2014-15 Brudner Prize Lecture: Richard Dyer (filmmaker)
NYC: Thursday Sept 11, 6 reception, 7 pm lecture in NYC, $20 (advance), $30 (door), at Patrick Restaurant in Club Quarters (40 W. 45th St, NYC). At Yale: Wed Sept 10, 4:30 pm lecture (Sudler Hall, fl 2A, WLH), 6 pm reception at The Graduate Club. FREE.
James Robert Brudner ’83 Memorial Prize and Lectures 2014 - 2015
Podcast of lectures here:
The 2014-2015 recipient is Richard Dyer
"The Sissiness of Music in Rope and Tea and Sympathy"
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Restaurant Patrick at Club Quarters, Midtown, NY.
For more information on the Jim Brudner '83 Prize visit: http://lgbts.yale.edu/brudner
Richard Dyer (1945-) is an English academic, currently holding a professorship in the Department of Film Studies at King's College (London). He specializes in cinema (particularly Italian cinema), queer theory, and the relationship between entertainment and representations of race, sexuality, and gender.
Richard Dyer studied French at St. Andrews University and was one of the first people to be awarded a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham. He taught Film Studies at Warwick University (where he was made the first full Professor of Film Studies in the United Kingdom) and currently teaches Film at King’s College London. He has been a visiting scholar in, among other places, Antwerp, Bergamo, Chicago, Copenhagen, Cornell, Dublin, Gothenburg, Naples, New York (NYU), Pennsylvania (Annebreg School), Rutgers, Salerno, St Andrews, Stanford, Stockholm, SUNY Stony Brook, Weimar and Zürich. His work combines an attention to the aesthetics of entertainment with a concern with social social representation and his books include Stars, Only Entertainment, The Matter of Images, White, Pastiche. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has received honours from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, University of Turku and the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies.
He was active in the Gay Liberation Front in Birmingham and a member of the Gay Left Collective. In 1977 he curated the first season anywhere in the world of representations of homosexuality in film at the National Film Theatre in London, which was accompanied by an edited book, Gays in Film, and he has given talks at LGBT film (and other) festivals in, among others, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Krakow, London, Montreal, New York, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Stockholm, Turku and Turin. He appeared in the film version of Vito Russo’s The Celluloid Closet. His Now You See It is a historical study of films made by, about and for lesbians and gay men up to the 1980s. His articles on gay male culture were collected in The Culture of Queers (2002).
Recipients of the Jim Brudner '83 Prize: