Delphinium’s portrait of queer history: rethinking Derek Jarman’s legacy

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dc.contributor.author Stamm, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T12:14:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-31T12:52:18Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Stamm, L. (2019) ‘Delphinium’s portrait of queer history: rethinking Derek Jarman’s legacy’, Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 16, pp. 38-52. en
dc.identifier.issued 16
dc.identifier.startpage 38
dc.identifier.endpage 52
dc.identifier.issn 2009-4078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7396
dc.description.abstract Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman (2009) portrays filmmaker Matthew Mishory’s interpretation of the childhood of Derek Jarman described in interviews and autobiographical writing such as At Your Own Risk. The portrait of Jarman honours his memory with a Super 8 inscription that repeats the queer sensibility of Jarman’s cinematic and painterly work. Mishory’s film positions Jarman as his filmmaking predecessor; even more so, it positions Jarman as a sort of queer ancestor. Delphinium’s sense of ancestry demands a reappraisal of Jarman’s work that foregrounds its creation of queer lineage. This article does just that, looking at Jarman’s Caravaggio (1986) and Edward II (1991) as both searches for queer origins and formations of queer futures. Through their explorations of queer continuity, Jarman’s films inscribe the process by which one learns to become queer and navigate a world that is so often hostile to queer existence. Their preservation of individual figures of the past provides a queer family history and a tool for education, a means for queers to understand their origins, as well as how to make sense of their own place in the world en
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dc.publisher Film and Screen Media, University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue16/ArticleStamm.pdf
dc.rights © 2019, The Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License en
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dc.subject Queer temporality en
dc.subject Derek Jarman en
dc.subject Queer cinema en
dc.subject Matthew Mishory en
dc.subject Caravaggio en
dc.subject Edward II en
dc.title Delphinium’s portrait of queer history: rethinking Derek Jarman’s legacy en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Laura Stamm, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh en
dc.identifier.journalabbrev Alphaville


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