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Videos selected for SCREENSTUDIES.VIDEO, a research website that gathers and reflects on the insights and understanding in the field of screen studies generated by Birkbeck, University of London Professor Catherine Grant's audiovisual essay work since January 1, 2014:

The Beautiful Wickedness of Queer Reading

An audiovisual collage made in memory of Alexander Doty, author of numerous key texts in LGBT and queer film and cultural studies, including the one quoted from in this video: "My Beautiful Wickedness: The Wizard of Oz as Lesbian Fantasy," Flaming Classics: Queering the Film Canon (London and New York: Routledge, 2000). You can read more about 'queer reading', as well as about Doty and this tribute to him, here:

Film excerpt from The Wizard of Oz (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, 1939; directed by Victor Fleming). Featuring Judy Garland, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton.

Music by Kevin MacLeod, "Wizardtorium". Available (here: under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (