ENG695 201902 graduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
Course: 
ENG 695
Applies To: 
Graduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Topic: Food TV
Instructors: 

Quinn Miller

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3968
  • Office: 447 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall term: MON 3:00-5:00, WED 11:30-12:30
Department Section Description: 

This course explores issues of power, representation, and cultural memory through a focus on ephemeral food television, which we will approach with a combination of transgender media theory and queer TV studies. Examining various genres of food TV, as well as the use of food in a broad range of television programming, we will study the long history and recent proliferation of reality TV while emphasizing the agency of LGBTQ+ celebrity cheftestants of color. Through attention to the competition mode of entertainment and ways of working within and challenging commercial media, this course delves into the poetics of post-network identity politics, digital streaming and time-shifted consumption, and queer trans approaches to tapping into and generating camp contexts for analyzing media industrial systems and more.