CFP: Queer as Folk (9/1/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Jes Battis
contact email: 
jbattis@fastmail.fm

QUEER AS FOLK. Contributions are sought for a collection of essays
(tentatively) titled: "Queer as Text: Critically Cruising Gender,
Performance and Sexuality in 'Queer as Folk'." Press in negotiation.
Essays may focus on both the British and American versions of the show,
and analyses that critically compare both versions are especially
welcome. Topics may include:

- intersections of gender performance, sexuality and class within the
show

- deconstructions (and interpellations) of 'queer' (that is, how the show
aligns or disaligns itself with current traditions of queer theory)

- themes of alterity, alienation and exile vs power, pride and inclusion
within the show

- performances of nationality within both the British and American
versions

- treatment of national and urban spaces

- gazes; televisual and cinematic techniques; gay and lesbian bodies

- absences (or ambivalent presences) within the show (i.e., trans-folk,
drag, HIV/AIDS)

- fantasia (or hyperreality) vs 'authentic' gay/bi/lesbian/trans voices

- critical audience reception (gay vs straight audiences) and other
discursive aspects of the 'viewing experience.'

ABSTRACTS (1-2pp.) due by Sept 1, 2003. Send to:

Jes Battis
Dept of English, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
V5A 1S6

OR email (either in body of text or as attachment) to:
jbattis_at_fastmail.fm

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cfp categories: 
film_and_television