Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Journal)

ISSN 20555695 , ONLINE ISSN 20555709

Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. In this peer-reviewed publication, emphasis is placed on significant trends in various media offerings and forms, consumerism, domestic life, fashion, leisure, politics, spirituality and other noteworthy elements of culture and their connections to minority sexualities and non-traditional gender performance.



Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. It aims to publish cutting-edge scholarship on noteworthy topics at the intersection of media/popular culture and queerness in gender/sexuality. Its contents are international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

The broad nature of queerness in relation to media and popular culture allows for a wide variety of article subject matter; the only absolute requirements are that submissions focus on both (1) cultural practices and texts that are not the exclusive province of elites and (2) queerness as a significant feature of their production, reception position, or period-specific use by self-identified queers. Beyond those absolutes, the criteria for publication as a research article include the soundness of the work's theoretical grounding and methodological execution; novelty of topic, treatment, or application; and significance of the contribution to knowledge concerning queerness in media and/or popular culture.

Each issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture includes articles pertaining to queerness in media offerings of various kinds and/or in other forms of popular culture, as well as reviews pertaining to recently released queer media artefacts.

With regard to the journal's media-based research articles more specifically, any topic pertaining to media studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and queer theory is of relevance to the contents of this journal. Many of these articles inherently pertain to noteworthy media representations of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and/or trans individuals in films, television programs, and/or emerging media forms. However, any topic of relevance to the field of queer theory (e.g., fetishism, gender performance, homoeroticism, homosociality, sex work, sexual politics and activism, etc.), as well as any relevant representation that appears in any media form (e.g., comic books, magazines, musical recordings, newspapers, novels, video games, etc.), is appropriate for submission and strongly encouraged.

With regard to the journal's popular culture research articles more specifically, a similarly wide variety of subject matter and approaches is encouraged. Relevant article topics may include, but are certainly not limited to, significant trends in consumerism, domestic life, fashion, homonationalism, leisure, marriage equality debates, metronormativity, politics, spirituality, and other noteworthy elements of culture and their connections to minority sexualities and/or nontraditional gender performance.

With regard to the reviews featured in each issue, the journal welcomes reviews of a wide range of queer media and cultural artefacts. Like other academic journals, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture certainly publishes reviews of recently released books on queer subject matter. Consistent with the journal's overall focus, however, we also strongly encourage the submission and publication of reviews pertaining to significant films, musical recordings, plays, television series, video games, exhibitions, and related cultural artefacts that are of relevance to queerness in its various forms.


Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

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Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is a refereed academic journal devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. It aims to publish cutting-edge, peer-reviewed scholarship on noteworthy topics at the intersection of media/popular culture and queerness in gender/sexuality. Its contents are international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

Each issue includes articles pertaining to queerness in media offerings of various kinds and/or in other forms of popular culture.

Many of the journal's media-based research articles pertain to noteworthy media representations of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and/or trans individuals in films, television programs, and/or emerging media forms. However, any topic of relevance to the field of queer theory, as well as any relevant representation that appears in any media form (e.g., comic books, magazines, musical recordings, newspapers, novels, video games, etc.), is appropriate for submission and strongly encouraged.

The journal's popular culture research articles explore a similarly wide variety of subject matter and approaches. Relevant topics may include, but are certainly not limited to, significant trends in consumerism, domestic life, fashion, homonationalism, leisure, marriage equality debates, metronormativity, politics, spirituality, and other noteworthy elements of culture and their connections to minority sexualities and/or nontraditional gender performance.

Please click on the 'Submit to this journal' button on the journal's home page to submit an article. See Intellect House Guidelines for Style.

Call for Reviews

Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture seeks reviews of recent books, films, television series, musical recordings, theatrical performances, art exhibitions and other media that make a queer contribution to media and popular culture and/or to academic scholarship on media and popular culture.

Authors, artists, publishers and publicists: If you have a book, CD, video, or other artefact you would like us to review, please send a copy to:

Shelley Park
Review Editor, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
Department of Philosophy
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816

Requests for review of items that cannot be sent through the mail (e.g. live performances) or that are more easily shared as attachments or links (e.g. e-books, music downloads, weblogs) should be sent to Shelley.Park@ucf.edu with the subject line: QSMPC Review request

Reviewers: To volunteer to review books or other creative works (or some particular book or creative work), please send a CV and letter of interest, including mention of your areas of research and teaching to Shelley.Park@ucf.edu with the subject line: QSMPC Reviewer database

Guidelines for Reviews:

QSMPC reviews may take a number of different forms, depending on the topic, format, and significance of the work under review. Contributors should nonetheless follow these general guidelines for the preparation and submission of review manuscripts.

CONTENT
Reviews should begin with a description of the work under review that gives readers a sense of the work as a whole, in addition to particular aspects of it.
Contextualize the work you review. What makes the work of interest to readers of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture?

Evaluate some of the work's key themes or components. Give reasons for your evaluation. We especially encourage reviewers to consider the following questions:

  • Does the work you are reviewing make a significant or original contribution to queer theory or to representations of queer life?
  • Does the work embody an awareness of the diversity of queer lives, and of queer theoretical perspectives relevant to the issues they discuss or portray?

FORMAT
Length: The appropriate length of a review will depend on the complexity and size of work under review, but will typically run from 1000 to 2500 words.
Header: Begin your review with a bibliographic entry that includes accurate information about the author or creator, title, publisher or producer, and place and date of publication or performance for the work you are reviewing.
Author's credit: Below the bibliographical entry, give your name and institutional affiliation.

SUBMISSION OF REVIEW: When complete, please send your review as an attachment to Shelley.Park@ucf.edu with the subject line: QSMPC Review submission.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Editorial Board

Traci B. Abbott
Bentley University, USA

Shola Adenekan
Universität Bayreuth, Germany

Ahmet Atay
College of Wooster, USA

Kaustav Bakshi
University of Calcutta, India

Ron Becker
Miami University, USA

Caetlin Benson-Allott
University of Oklahoma, USA

Peri Bradley
Bournemouth University, UK

Barbara Jane Brickman
The University of Alabama, USA

Tristan Cabello
The American University, USA

Jane Campbell
Purdue University Northwest, USA

Theresa Carilli
Purdue University Northwest, USA

Vitaly Chernetsky
University of Kansas, USA

Jacky Collins
Northumbria University, UK

Margaret Cooper
Independent Scholar

Beth Corzo-Duchardt
Muhlenberg College, USA

Rob Cover
The University of Western Australia, Australia

Elaine Craghead
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, USA

Faye Davies
Birmingham City University, UK

Nick Davis
Northwestern University, USA

Michael DeAngelis
DePaul University, USA

Theresa DeFrancis
Salem State University, USA

Erin Douglas
Olympic University, USA

Julia Erhart
Flinders University, Australia

Anna Fahraeus
Halmstad University, Sweden

Virginia (Ginny) Gregg
Heidelberg College, Germany

Sean Griffin
Southern Methodist University, USA

Chong-suk (Winter) Han
Middlebury College, USA

William Harris
Shippensburg University, USA

Michael Johnson Jr.
Washington State University, USA

M. Catherine Jonet
New Mexico State University, USA

Robert (Rob) Kellerman
University of Maine at Augusta, USA

Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
Washington State University, USA

Jonathan Lupo
Saint Anselm College, USA

Jennifer (Jen) Malkowski
Smith College, USA

Jimmie Manning
Northern Illinois University, USA

Alfred Martin
University of Colorado at Denver, USA

Gregory Mitchell
Williams College, USA

Mitchell Morris
UCLA, USA

Brian M. Peters
Champlain College, USA

Thomas (Tom) Piontek
Shawnee State University, USA

Tison Pugh
University of Central Florida, USA

Jennifer Reed
California State University Long Beach, USA

Richard D. Reitsma
Canisius College, USA

Raul Rubio
The New School, USA

Claudia Schippert
University of Central Florida, USA

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Nishant Shahani
Washington State University, USA

Leland G. Spencer
Miami University, USA

David Weiss
University of New Mexico, USA

John Wolf
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Stephen Yandell
Xavier University, USA

Advisory Board

Sara Ahmed
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Edward (Ed) Alwood
Quinnipiac University, USA

Harry M. Benshoff
University of North Texas, USA

Corey K. Creekmur
University of Iowa, USA

Richard Dyer
King’s College London and St. Andrews University, UK

David L. Eng
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Larry Gross
University of Southern California, USA

Jack Halberstam
University of Southern California, USA

Dana Heller
Old Dominion University, USA

Helen Hok-Sze Leung
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Jasbir K. Puar
Rutgers University, USA

Christopher (Chris) Pullen
Bournemouth University, UK

Kathryn Bond Stockton
University of Utah, USA

Denise Tse-Shang Tang
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

 
MLA
 
Ulrich’s

Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2016


Editors

Bruce E. Drushel
Miami University, USA
drushebe@muohio.edu

Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Texas Christian University, USA
k.hart@tcu.edu

Reviews Editor

Libbie Searcy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

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