LGBTQ Television Panel

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 

Together, the Television area and the LGBTQ Studies area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association seek proposals for a co-sponsored panel at the 2018 conference in Baltimore, Maryland

We invite papers that examine any aspect of the relationship between television and the LGBTQ community. Potential topics include but are not limited to:


*      Will & Grace, revivals

*      Pose, the Ryan Murphy empire

*      Riverdale, queerbaiting and youth culture

*      When We Rise, social movements on television

*      Queer Eye, makeover shows in the Trump era

*      Black Lightning, intersections of race, gender and sexuality

*      RuPaul’s Drag Race, intersectingfemininity and masculinity


*      Historical perspectives of LGBT representation on television

*      Mainstream trends and media “gaystreaming”

*      Television advertising and LGBT audiences

*      The impact of streaming on the LGBT genre

*      Queer characters and narratives

*      Representation and stereotypes


All theoretical viewpoints and methodologies are welcome.


Deadline: June 30, 2018

To submit your proposal, visit


You may submit your paper to either Television or LGBTQ Studies (not both) for your paper to be considered for inclusion in the co-sponsored panel.  Please note your desire to submit to the co-sponsored panel in your submission.

For questions, contact: Candice Roberts,