QUEER LOVE IN FILM AND TELEVISION: CRITICAL ESSAYS
Co-edited By Pamela Demory and Christopher Pullen
This turn-of-the-century moment -- when queer love has become
increasingly visible in both popular culture and socio-political realms
-- provides an ideal occasion for a critical examination of same-sex
love stories in the media. Focusing primarily on film and televisual
texts from the ten years before and after the millennium, the essays
collected in Queer Love in Film and Television ask how recent films and
television programs play with, imitate, subvert, mock, critique, and
queer the romantic narrative conventions so common in Western culture.
The collection follows the trajectory of the conventional romance
narrative, from the pursuit of romantic love to the creation of
families, and then it pushes further, into marginal regions where
conventional narratives fail to venture, and then turns back to consider
how that narrative is itself transformed (or queered) through adaptation.
PRAISE FOR QUEER LOVE IN FILM AND TELEVISION:
"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)
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
*Pamela Demory is Continuing Lecturer in the University Writing Program
at the University of California, Davis, USA. She has published numerous
articles on topics in film adaptation in journals such as
Literature/Film Quarterly, Short Story Criticism, and others.
*Christopher Pullen is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Bournemouth
University, UK. He is the author of Documenting Gay Men: Identity and
Performance in Reality Television and Documentary Film (2007) and Gay
Identity, New Storytelling and the Media (2012), editor of LGBT
Transnational Identity and the Media (2012), and coeditor of LGBT
Identity and Online New Media (2010).
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Palgrave Macmillan| 277 pages | 2013
ISBN 9781137272966 | Hardcover | $90.00
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