Opening Queer Inclusion and Representation in Television

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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks to look at the varying levels of inclusion and omission of LGBT characters and personalities in television. Whether you are interested in looking at out or closeted actors/actresses versus the characters they play, there is a forum for you here. Television is a medium that has seen some major leaps towards inclusion and acceptance in the last twenty years. But how far have we come really? How do we truly assess and critique this progress? Please submit abstracts and bios to chair Lindsay Bryde at