UPDATE: Queer as Folk (1/30/04; collection)

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Jes Battis
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UPDATE: Queer as Folk Collection. The submissions deadline for "Queer
as Text: Critically Cruising Performance and Sexuality in 'Queer as
Folk'" has been extended to January 30, 2004. This is an edited
collection which aims to focus equally on both the British and the
American versions of the acclaimed show 'Queer as Folk.' Diverse essays
are welcome, and topics might include:

- lesbian visibility/invisibility
- AIDS narratives
- queer bodies as spectacle
- reconfigurations of the male (or female) gaze
- queer 'fantasia' vs 'reality'
- promiscuity, polyamory, erotic 'excess'
- presence (or absence) of bisexuals, trans folk
- straight folk on the periphery
- racial inclusion or stereotyping
- mothering, fathering and family
- construction of surrogate familes (i.e., 'urban families')
- man/boy erotic dynamics
- visual construction of femmes, butches and queens
- clothing, advertising, marketing
- space and place (i.e. Toronto, Pittsburgh, Manchester)
- influence of music (both diegetic and extra-diegetic)
- techniques of filming, narrative, narration, direction
- popular vs critical appeal
- involvement of GLAAD, Advocate and other queer critiques

Please send abstracts (WITH CV and relevant professional/publishing info)

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

or EMAIL abstracts to: jbattis_at_fastmail.fm (send as .doc attachments)

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