“That Magic Box Lies”: Queer Theory, Seriality, and American Horror Story

@article{Geller2017ThatMB,
  title={“That Magic Box Lies”: Queer Theory, Seriality, and American Horror Story},
  author={T. Geller and Theresa L. Anna Marie Banker},
  journal={The Velvet Light Trap},
  year={2017},
  volume={79},
  pages={36 - 49}
}
The unusual temporality of the FX series American Horror Story (2011–) prompts the authors to ask, what would a queer theory of television look like if it took as its starting point not the identity of the queer, but rather queerness itself as temporality? The series’ radical antisocial queerness is anchored as much in its form—its structural belatedness and disruptive imagery—as in its queer iconography and characters. Rejecting historical verisimilitude, each season examines the historicity… Expand

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