FTDM to Host Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference

The Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference will take place at Texas Christian University on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. This two-day academic event will feature an openi5363511-5466dd21d51f7ng address, multiple plenary sessions, and a variety of panels on noteworthy queer topics. A sampling of its intriguing presentation titles includes “Found Footage and the Uncertain Status of AIDS Activist Media in How to Survive a Plague”; “The Kids are All Right: A (Queer) Portrait of the Modern American Family”; “On Aliens and Alienation: Childhood Trauma, Adolescent Sexuality, and Mysterious Skin”; “‘Praying the Gay Away’: Representations of Conversion Therapy in Film and Television”; “‘True Trans’: The Construction of Laura Jane Grace’s Broadcast Transgender Identity”; and “‘We Flawless, Ladies Tell ’em’: Camp, Race, and Feminism in the Performances of Beyonce,” among many others. Any member of the TCU community who is interested in attending should contact conference organizer Kylo-Patrick Hart (k.hart@tcu.edu) no later than Tuesday, October 25, 2016.