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Queer Love in Film and Television

Critical Essays

Authors: Demory, Pamela, Pullen, Christopher

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Focusing primarily on film and televisual texts from the ten years before and after the millennium, the contributors ask how recent films and television programs play with, imitate, subvert, mock, critique, and queer the romantic narrative conventions so common in Western culture.

About the authors

Ben Aslinger, Bentley University, USA Matthew Bolton, Concordia College-New York, USA Kathleen A. Brown, St. Edward's University, USA Peri Bradley, Bournemouth University, UK Kenneth Chan, University of Northern Colorado, USA Steven Edward Doran, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA Jim Ellis, University of Calgary, Canada Julia Erhart, Flinders University, Australia Ken Feil, Emerson College, USA Jessica Hicks, Independent Scholar Michael Johnson Jr., Washington State University, USA Adrian Jones, University of Sydney, Australia Peter C. Kunze, Louisiana State University, USA Jessica Murrell, University of Adelaide, Australia Curran Nault, University of Texas at Austin, USA Richard Reitsma, Canisius College, USA Nicole Richter, Wright State University, USA Adam Sonstegard, Cleveland State University, USA Hannah Stark, University of Tasmania, Australia Scott F. Stoddart, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, USA Brett Westbrook, Independent Scholar Damon Young, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Reviews

"The essays in this volume are compelling reading. Brief synopses of films and texts are worked, seamlessly, into the texts to familiarize readers with content that may be unfamiliar to them. In summary, the authors in this volume explore the varied ways in which contemporary film and television endeavor to incorporate nonheterogeneous normativities into their cultural productions, particularly as they relate to queer love. This is a smart read and a useful and accessible introduction to a rich and evolving field of study." - Journal of American Culture

"A varied and impressive collection of essays . . . This is a book for anyone interested in LGBTQ studies, queer theory, media criticism, or representations of non-heterosexual desires and relationships. Summing Up: Recommended." - CHOICE

"Influenced by the major queer theorists, the varied and provocative essays collected in Queer Love in Film and Television challenge our thinking about the ways in which gay and lesbian sex and love have been presented in film and on television over the past two decades, from Modern Family to The L Word, and from Brokeback Mountain to gay porn. Along the way, crucial questions are asked about the validity of conventional romantic narratives as vehicles for presenting queer relationships, and the possibility of queer love. " - John M. Clum, author of The Drama of Marriage: Gay Playwrights/Straight Unions from Oscar Wilde to the Present (2011), Something for the Boys: Musical Theater and Gay Culture (2001), and Still Acting Gay: Male Homosexuality in Modern Drama (2000)


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Love in Film and Television
Book Subtitle
Critical Essays
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27296-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 277
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