CFP: Queer TV (5/1/04; collection)

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Queer TV
An Edited Collection

Call For Papers: We are soliciting manuscripts and proposals for an edited
collection tentatively entitled Queer TV. The volume is intended to respond to
the wave of new television programs addressing gay and lesbian issues. The
programming that may be addressed includes, but is not limited to Queer as Folk,
Will & Grace, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Six Feet Under, The Ellen De
Generes Show, Boy Meets Boy and VH1's Totally Gay. Individual studies may also
address television series' that merely include a single gay or lesbian
character or a distinctive episode devoted to a subject pertinent to the gay
community. Other acceptable programming includes made-for-television movies,
documentaries, news reports, and short lived series such as Normal, Ohio.

The best submissions will address the politics of representation. They
should have a sound theoretical basis and should avoid mere summary. We are
interested in the negotiation between the political left and right as they are
played out on television screens in America's living rooms. We are interested in
the reciprocal exchange between art and audience, a process that observes the
ways in which contemporary events influence television and television impacts
contemporary events.

We invite proposals, but we will be unable to make a final decision until we
have received a complete draft. Submissions should be documented in MLA style
and should be formatted in either Word or WordPerfect. Please do not use an
auto-numbering system for the endnotes in the final copy. The essays should
not exceed twenty pages. Those submissions that are accepted must be submitted
on diskette. Deadline for submission of completed drafts is May 1.

We encourage E-mail submissions which can be sent to the following addresses: or

Other submissions and inquiries:
Dr. Leslie Stratyner and Dr. James Keller
Division of Humanities, W-1634
Mississippi Univ. for Women
Columbus, MS 39705
(662) 329-7392

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