Dr Anamarija Horvat
Postdoctoral Fellow, September 2019 - July 2020
project: Mapping Queer Memory: Reflections of LGBTQ Pasts in Transnational Cinema
My research looks at contemporary LGBTQ representation in film and television, with a specific focus on how queer memory is depicted. My project at IASH examines queer memory in transnational cinema, and focuses in particular on narratives of activism and queer memories of national conflict. Through analysing the intersection between national memory, LGBTQ citizenship and international cinema, my project thus aims to counter the frequent invisibility of queer pasts, and to bring together issues that are often mistakenly thought of in isolation. My project at IASH builds on my doctoral work at Northumbria University, entitled Screening Queer Pasts: Contemporary Representations of LGBTQ Memory in British and American Film and Television, which looks at depictions of transgenerational, activist and media memories on American and British screens.
My publications look at issues such as transgender and feminist memory, intersectionality and queer television, and can be found in journals such as Feminist Media Studies and Critical Studies in Television. I am co-founder of the Queer Screens Network, and am also co-chair of the Feminist and Queer Research workgroup at NECS (European Network of Cinema and Media Studies).