Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media

Not ‘Just a Phase’

Authors: Monaghan, Whitney

  • A comprehensive analysis of the representation of queer girls in film and television
  • A unique look at the ways that sexuality is represented within screen texts featuring queer girls
  • An exclusive take on the temporalities of queer girlhood on the contemporary screen      
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About this book

This book takes up the queer girl as a represented and rhetorical figure within film, television and video. In 1987, Canada’s Degrassi Junior High featured one of TV’s first queer teen storylines. Contained to a single episode, it was promptly forgotten within both the series and popular culture more generally. Cut to 2016 – queer girls are now major characters in films and television series around the globe. No longer represented as subsidiary characters within forgettable storylines, queer girls are a regular feature of contemporary screen media. Analysing the terms of this newfound visibility, Whitney Monaghan provides a critical perspective on this, arguing that a temporal logic underpins many representations of queer girlhood. Examining an archive of screen texts that includes teen television series and teenpics, art-house, queer and independent cinemas as well as new forms of digital video, she expands current discourse on both queer representation and girls’ studies by looking at sexuality through themes of temporality. This book, the first full-length study of its kind, draws on concepts of boredom, nostalgia and transience to offer a new perspective on queer representation in contemporary screen media.

About the authors

Whitney Monaghan is a teaching associate in Film & Screen Studies at Monash University. Her background is in screen, media and cultural studies and her research primarily explores the representation of queer and youth identities. She is the editor and founder of Peephole Journal, an experimental publication featuring articles by emerging and established film critics.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Just a Phase

    Monaghan, Whitney

    Pages 1-25

  • “Are Queer Girls, Girls?”

    Monaghan, Whitney

    Pages 27-42

  • Serialising the Queer Girl in Sugar Rush and Skins

    Monaghan, Whitney

    Pages 43-76

  • Retrospective Narratives, Nostalgia and the Queer Girl: For 80 Days and Butterfly

    Monaghan, Whitney

    Pages 77-100

  • On Boredom, Love and the Queer Girl: My Summer of Love, Show Me Love

    Monaghan, Whitney

    Pages 101-126

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55598-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £60.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55597-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media
Book Subtitle
Not ‘Just a Phase’
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55598-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55598-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55597-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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