Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Screening queered domesticity: six feet under, brothers & sisters and representations of transgressive home-making

Frederik Dhaenens UGent (2010) 8th annual meeting of the cultural studies association (U.S.), Proceedings. p.1-24
abstract
Notwithstanding a significant increase in queer visibility in popular television fiction, queer representations have often been rebuked by feminist and queer theorists over their heteronormative content. However, representations of queer domesticity align with the salient debate whether or not to consider domesticity as a pillar of heteronormativity. In this paper, I will argue that drama series can represent queer domesticity from a non-heteronormative perspective. Therefore, I will draw on a conceptualization of the domestic, detached from its heteronormative interpretation. By means of a textual thematic analysis of Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters, I will illustrate how in these series queer characters create their own domesticities by embracing and subverting aspects of heteronormative domesticity. I will conclude by arguing that both series rather portrayed a queer desire for domesticity instead of a desire for the heteronormal.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
unpublished
subject
in
8th annual meeting of the cultural studies association (U.S.), Proceedings
pages
1 - 24
publisher
University of California
place of publication
Berkeley, CA, USA
conference name
8th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.)
conference location
Berkeley, CA, USA
conference start
2010-03-18
conference end
2010-03-20
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1182484
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1182484
alternative location
http://culturalstudiesassociation.org/conf/eighth-annual-meeting/eighth-annual-meeting-of-the-cultural-studies-association-u.s.
date created
2011-03-05 15:17:45
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:34
@inproceedings{1182484,
  abstract     = {Notwithstanding a significant increase in queer visibility in popular television fiction, queer representations have often been rebuked by feminist and queer theorists over their heteronormative content. However, representations of queer domesticity align with the salient debate whether or not to consider domesticity as a pillar of heteronormativity. In this paper, I will argue that drama series can represent queer domesticity from a non-heteronormative perspective. Therefore, I will draw on a conceptualization of the domestic, detached from its heteronormative interpretation. By means of a textual thematic analysis of Six Feet Under and Brothers \& Sisters, I will illustrate how in these series queer characters create their own domesticities by embracing and subverting aspects of heteronormative domesticity.  I will conclude by arguing that both series rather portrayed a queer desire for domesticity instead of a desire for the heteronormal.},
  author       = {Dhaenens, Frederik},
  booktitle    = {8th annual meeting of the cultural studies association (U.S.), Proceedings},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Berkeley, CA, USA},
  pages        = {1--24},
  publisher    = {University of California},
  title        = {Screening queered domesticity: six feet under, brothers \& sisters and representations of transgressive home-making},
  url          = {http://culturalstudiesassociation.org/conf/eighth-annual-meeting/eighth-annual-meeting-of-the-cultural-studies-association-u.s.},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Dhaenens, Frederik. 2010. “Screening Queered Domesticity: Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters and Representations of Transgressive Home-making.” In 8th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), Proceedings, 1–24. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California.
APA
Dhaenens, F. (2010). Screening queered domesticity: six feet under, brothers & sisters and representations of transgressive home-making. 8th annual meeting of the cultural studies association (U.S.), Proceedings (pp. 1–24). Presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California.
Vancouver
1.
Dhaenens F. Screening queered domesticity: six feet under, brothers & sisters and representations of transgressive home-making. 8th annual meeting of the cultural studies association (U.S.), Proceedings. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California; 2010. p. 1–24.
MLA
Dhaenens, Frederik. “Screening Queered Domesticity: Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters and Representations of Transgressive Home-making.” 8th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), Proceedings. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California, 2010. 1–24. Print.