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Queerbaiting and Fandom : Teasing Fans through Homoerotic Possibilities, Paperback / softback Book

Queerbaiting and Fandom : Teasing Fans through Homoerotic Possibilities Paperback / softback

Edited by Joseph Brennan

Part of the Fandom & Culture series


In this first-ever comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases that shed light on the sometimes exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives.

Through a nuanced approach that accounts for both the history of queer representation and older fan traditions, these essayists examine the phenomenon of queerbaiting across popular TV, video games, children's programs, and more.

Contributors: Evangeline Aguas, Christoffer Bagger, Bridget Blodgett, Cassie Brummitt, Leyre Carcas, Jessica Carniel, Jennifer Duggan, Monique Franklin, Divya Garg, Danielle S.

Girard, Mary Ingram-Waters, Hannah McCann, Michael McDermott, E.

J. Nielsen, Emma Nordin, Holly Eva Katherine Randell-Moon, Emily E.

Roach, Anastasia Salter, Elisabeth Schneider, Kieran Sellars, Isabela Silva, Guillaume Sirois, Clare Southerton


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 4 black & white figures
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9781609386719

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