updated Gender in 21st Century Television

deadline for submissions: 
December 14, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Konkle / Georgia Southern University

I am seeking a couple of additional essays for an edited collection on Gender and Twenty-First Century Television. I am looking in particular for essays that address contemporary television narratives featuring people of color (such as Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Jane, the Virgin, Vida, Atlanta, etc.) If you are interested, please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Amanda Konkle, akonkle@georgiasouthern.edu, by December 14. 

This collection is being proposed to an interested peer-reviewed, open access, university-affiliated press. 

I have copied the original call below:

The “quality” and “post-quality” television moments of the early twenty-first century have resulted in a number of television shows that engage with gender in interesting ways, some advancing critiques of feminism or post-feminism (UnReal, The Handmaid’s Tale), others offering new ways of thinking about genderqueer and transitioning individuals (Transparent, RuPaul’s Drag Race), and still others thinking about gender at the intersections of race, education, and socioeconomic status (Insecure, Atlanta).

 How can we use television to discuss gender in the early twenty-first century with our students? I seek essays for this edited collection that will be accessible to undergraduates and will be useful in conversations with students in courses in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Television Studies. This collection has been solicited by an open access press that publishes peer-reviewed scholarship.

 In addition to the series listed above, I seek essays on a wide variety of shows, including True Detective, the network reboots of Murphy Brown and RoseanneWestworldVeepHomelandAmerican Crime Story, and more.