The Sexuality of Space: St Mary Magdalen’s Home Movies

William Brown (Photographer)

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Drawing on over a dozen films, The Sexuality of Space: St Mary Magdalen's Home Movies demonstrates the way in which Magdalen College, Oxford, has been used by filmmakers in a repeatedly patterned way – from the 1940s through to the 2010s. Across all of the films set or shot at Magdalen, the college’s front-facing tower has repeatedly been represented as a space associated with heterosexuality, coloniality and the regulation of time, while the college’s rear New Buildings and, more particularly, its deer park, have been depicted as one or a combination of female, postcolonial and queer.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOnline
Publisher[in]Transition/Cinema Journal
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2018


  • sexuality
  • space
  • queer
  • magdalen college

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