Works in the Works: Straight Acting:The Changing Image of Queer-Masculinity in Media Representation


A Talk by Dr. Zheng Zhu This talk investigates the mainstream media’s discursive construction of Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas, with a specific focus on the construction of his masculinity as an out gay celebrity. Existing critical scholarship has discussed media representations of gay figures, but has not examined how unconventional queer representation interacts with