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Queer Representations In Media: Traditional, New, and Fan-made examines how LGBTQ+ people are portrayed in traditionally published media, Internet-based/new media, and fan-made media, such as fanfiction. The course examines books, movies, television, comic books, animated films and TV shows, webseries, and fanfiction alongside academic texts, and uses Media Studies, Literary Theory, and Queer Theory to ground readings of pop culture in academic analysis. Topics covered include the politics of media publication, the quality of content generated by queer and non-queer creators, and the limits placed on queer identities in media in the form tropes and genres. Students will be encouraged to think critically about whose media/media analysis are considered legitimate and explore their own relationship to the media they consume.