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kelly kessler <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:53:07 +0000
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Sorry for cross-posting, but I just wanted to
promote an upcoming book.  Queer
Temporalities is initially being released in hardback, so if you think
it's something that your university should have, please request it. 
Hopefully it will sell well enough in hardback to the library market
that Routledge will then release it in paperback, making it more
available to the student market.

All the best,

Dr. Kelly Kessler

College of Communication

DePaul University

Book Release: Nov 12, 2009

Title: Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation: Tragedy, Normativity, and Futurity

Author: Dustin Goltz 


“This study examines reoccurring narrative structures
in popular media that perpetuate the assumed correctness and
naturalness of heteronormative engagements with time and future, while
casting those who reject heteronormative logics into a future of doom,
punishment, and regret. Through the analysis of over seventy films and
thirty television series, ranging from Shortbus, Sweet Home Alabama,
and Poseidon to Noah’s Arc, Brothers & Sisters, and Dawson’s Creek,
Goltz examines reoccurring narrative structures in popular media that
perpetuate the extreme value placed upon "young" gay male bodies, while
devaluing health, aging, and longevity. Alienated from the future --
outside of limited and exclusionary systems of marriage and procreation
-- the gay male is narrated within a circular tragedy that draws upon
cultural mythologies of "older" gay male predation, the absence of gay
intergenerational mentorship, and the gay male as sacrificial victim.
Using a Burkean framework, Goltz makes a theoretical, rhetorical, and
cultural investigation of how the increased visibility of "positive"
gay representation in dominant media shapes contemporary meanings of
gay aging, heteronormative future, homonormative future, and queer

Below is a link to the Routledge page, which has a
librarian request form (it only takes only a minute to complete). I
hope you will consider requesting the book as an addition to your
university’s collection.


Thank you for your consideration

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