I just wrote a book on queer media studies, but I never fully understood how I got started on it until I sat down to write this piece.1 In retrospect, I see the questions that started it off and the research that provided me with jumping-off points more clearly. The scholars whose work I sought to model were located in feminist media studies. My book is a good example of how queer media scholarship is informed and contoured by work in feminist media studies insofar as it relies on the conceptual logics and unconventional archives that characterize that body of work. What follows is a story in reverse. I chart how my own research in queer media studies owes a tremendous debt to feminist media studies, working backward to identify overlaps and tensions between the two. From there, I underscore why the gaps and overlaps between queer and feminist...
Queer Media Studies
Hollis Griffin is an associate professor of media studies in the Department of Communication at Denison University. He is the author of Feeling Normal: Sexuality and Media Criticism in the Digital Age (Indiana University Press, 2017). His areas of interest include queer theory, affect, and media historiography. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, and Popular Communication, as well as the anthology The Companion to Reality Television (Wiley, 2014).
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Hollis Griffin; Queer Media Studies. Feminist Media Histories 1 April 2018; 4 (2): 167–172. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2018.4.2.167
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