Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Glee, Gender, and Sexuality
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The Fox television series Glee is nothing short of a phenomenon—hit show, sell-out concerts, extensive merchandising, chart-topping hits (eighth in digital sales), and a very passionate fandom. Glee is also simultaneously celebrated and disparaged for its tackling of timely cultural topics, such as bullying, coming out as gay or lesbian, and teen pregnancy. Much of this blurring of praise and derision centers on the program’s representations of gender and sexuality issues, like those previously mentioned.
This collection aims to illustrate how multiple fields of study inform, shape, challenge, and/or complicate gender and sexuality representations on Glee.
The varying types of diversity represented by the characters featured on Glee, as well as the ensemble cast portraying them, provides the opportunity to examine representations of gender and sexuality from multiple perspectives.
Possible disciplinary approaches include but are not limited to:
• Teacher education
• Music/music education
• LGBT/queer studies
• Feminist studies
• Fan studies
• New media & fandoms
• Theater studies
• Disability studies
Submissions should include a proposed title, an abstract of no more than 500 words, and a short author biography. Please email the above to Michelle Parke at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2012. Complete chapters manuscripts of 3,000-5,000 words will be due by August 15, 2012.
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