Video essay competition

As part of our AHRC-funded Conference “Worldmaking around the world: rethinking the intersections of popular media, translation and LGBTQ+ activism across cultures”, University of Exeter, 21st and 22nd May 2021, we launched a video essay competition.

A panel of judges including Ting Guo, Jonathan Evans and Benedict Morrison reviewed the entries and selected a winner and two runners up. With permission, we share the winning entries here.


Stefania Piccialli, ‘The Handmaiden: Lesbian Love and the Re-Working of the Camouflage Age’


Runners Up (in alphabetical order)

Fidel Enciso Duran, ‘How camp can be political still nowadays – Samantha Hudson’

Shanice Felix, ‘The Commodifcation of Blue’

Congratulations to the winners. We were impressed by all entries to the competition and it was a tough decision to choose just three from the submissions.

We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we did!