"Amy Villarejo, already an important and increasingly influential voice in the fields of film theory, gender, and sexuality, here presents a dramatically new intervention in both television theory and debates over queer representation. Ethereal Queer moves beyond concerns about visibility and positive images to provide valuable ways of understanding the force of television in the twentieth century, bringing media studies and continental philosophy into vibrant and productive dialogue." - Jeffrey Sconce, editor of Sleaze Artists: Cinema at the Margins of Taste, Style, and Politics "Elegantly written, often witty and even moving, this thought-provoking book is both tightly focused and ambitious in its approach to television and queerness. Amy Villarejo offers brilliant insights into theoretical and televisual texts, repeatedly providing new ways of confronting and moving beyond the intersection of sexuality and television." - Patricia White, Professor of English Literature and Film Studies, Swarthmore College "Whether she's citing Theodor Adorno or Amistead Maupin, pondering Our Miss Brooks or American Family, Amy Villarejo channels her lifelong love of television while at the same time analyzing its function as a "pragmatic pedagogy of queer life." I couldn't ask for a better TV Guide than this set of gripping meditations that dares to dream so brilliantly on our behalf." - B. Ruby Rich, author of New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut
About the Author
Amy Villarejo is Professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She is the author of "Lesbian Rule: Cultural Criticism and the Value of Desire," also published by Duke University Press, and "Film Studies: The Basics"; coauthor of the BFI Film Classics volume "Queen Christina"; and coeditor of "Keyframes."