New publication by Victoria L. Smith:
Smith, V. L. (2018) ‘The Heterotopias of Todd Haynes: Creating Space for Same Sex Desire in Carol’ Film Criticism 42 (1)
Using Foucault’s concept of heterotopia (an “other space”), this essay contends space is key to understanding Haynes’s Carol. It examines how Haynes, through his meticulous attention to framings, textures, color, and spatial relations, creates a queer counter space, time, and look—a rejection of early 1950s social and sexual propriety.
16 April 2018