The “quality” and “post-quality” television moments of the early twenty-first century have resulted in a number of television shows that engage with gender in interesting ways, some advancing critiques of feminism or post-feminism (UnReal, The Handmaid’s Tale), others offering new ways of thinking about genderqueer and transitioning individuals (Transparent, RuPaul’s Drag Race), and still others thinking about gender at the intersections of race, education, and socioeconomic status (Insecure, Atlanta).
How can we use television to discuss gender in the early twenty-first century with our students? I seek essays for this edited collection that will be accessible to undergraduates and will be useful in conversations with students in courses in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Television Studies. This collection has been solicited by an open access press that publishes peer-reviewed scholarship.
In addition to the series listed above, I seek essays on a wide variety of shows, including True Detective, the network reboots of Murphy Brown and Roseanne, Westworld, Veep, Homeland, American Crime Story, and more.
Interested authors should direct questions and 350-word abstracts (with a brief bio) to Amanda Konkle, firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 15.