“I don’t shave for Sherlock Holmes”: queerbaiting, queer coding and queer visibility in popular culture from Sherlock to Stranger Things

When:
February 8, 2017 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
2017-02-08T18:15:00+00:00
2017-02-08T19:45:00+00:00
Where:
D/L/047
Derwent College
University of York
YO10 5DD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Emily Roach/University of York

Queerbaiting entices LGBT audiences by flirting with queer possibility, but never realising it. The paper explores tensions between queerbaiting and representing male intimacy, referencing Sherlock, Supernatural, One Direction and Harry Potter. Exploring queer coding and LGBT representation in TV, the session identifies recurring issues, such as the ‘dead lesbian’ trope and bierasure. The paper concludes by asking what challenges face creators of LGBT television in 2017 with reference to earlier LGBT shows. Part paper, part discussion: audience contribution is welcome and encouraged.

Tickets: Free from equality@york.ac.uk
Accessibility: baby-changing; gender-neutral toilets; wheelchair access.