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.

"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)

*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).

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's 
webpage: http://us.macmillan.com/queerloveinfilmandtelevision/PamelaDemory

Please email me if you have any questions.
Pamela Demory
University Writing Program
University of California, Davis
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Palgrave Macmillan| 277 pages | 2013
ISBN 9781137272966 | Hardcover | $90.00

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