Following on from the first Trans TV dossier, this dossier shifts the focus from transformations of television industries, institutions, fans and audiences, to questions of queer and trans* aesthetics and representation on contemporary television. This entails a necessarily intersectional approach, but one that looks at what happens to intersectional genealogies in the era of streaming, Internet-distributed television: do the post-network or even post-medium transformations examined in the first dossier facilitate the opening of queer and trans spaces in the contemporary television landscape? Or is the evolution of television more cyclical than linear, offering both moments of transgression and emergence, as well as reaction, in relation to new technological and institutional configurations. While the focus of most of the work contained within this dossier is on the level of representation and aesthetics, the questions raised are pertinent for understanding the new configurations of technologies, production, distribution and consumption that characterise Internet-distributed television, which in turn need to be seen in relation to the complex intersectional genealogies of televisual content presented here.
|Keywords||Queer, Trans*, Aesthetics, Representation, Streaming, Intersectionality, Transparent, Cult, Histories|