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Peters, W. (forthcoming in 2011). Pink dollars, White collars: Queer As Folk, valuable viewers, and the price of gay TV. Manuscript has been accepted for publication in the peer reviewed journal Critical Studies in Media Communication. For those with university access this article is currently available online ahead of the print version at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2011.559478Peters, W. (2009). “It feels more like a parody”: Canadian Queer As Folk viewers and the show they love to complain about. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13 (1): 15-24. For those with university access this article is online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07380560802314094Above article was invited for reprint in S. E. Cooper (Ed.) (2010) Lesbian Images in International Popular Culture. Routledge: New York, NY.Peters, W. (2005). Queer identities: Rupturing identity categories and negotiating meanings of queer. Canadian Woman Studies / les cahiers de la femme, 24 (2/3): 102-107. Peters, W. (2003). Pretty, witty and White: Disrupting hetero-normalcy and reinventing privilege on Queer As Folk. In Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 22 (2): 135-137. Peters, W. (2002). Queer identities: Negotiating gender, gender play and sexual identities. Conference proceedings of National Gender Research Symposium held March 7-9, 2001. Peters, W. (1999). T.V.’s not evil, I am. broken pencil, 11, (Fall), 28. Conference PapersPeters, W. (2011). Together with Dr. Ilya Parkins and Dr. Marlo Edwards (both of UBC Okanagan), I will be on a three person panel / session titled “Engaging Women Students through New Media and Community Service Learning in Two Small Canadian Cities” at the 2011 International Women’s Worlds Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, July 3-7, 2011 Peters, W. (2011). Gay Teen Break-out: White and Out on “Post-closet” TV. Paper accepted for presentation in Fredericton, New Brunswick at The Congress, Canadian Women’s Studies Association, May 28-31, 2011. Peters, W. (2010). Social Justice and Social Services: Community Service Learning, Digital Storytelling and the Engagement / Critique of Practices of Normalization. Paper accepted for presentation in Montreal, Quebec at the Congress, Canadian Women’s Studies Association, May 29-31, 2010. Peters, W. (2008). Getting connected: Exploring the role of the Internet in “coming out.” Paper presented in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Congress, Canadian Women’s Studies Association, June 1-3, 2008. Peters, W. (2007). Class project: Re/producing a middle-class moralism concerning matters of lifestyle and taste on Queer As Folk (U.S.). Paper presented at The Big Reveal: The First International Conference of Lifestyle Television, University of Salford, U.K., April 25-27, 2007. Peters, W. (2007). Women viewers bring an explicitly feminist critique to Queer As Folk (U.S.) Paper presented at The Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) 20th Annual Conference: Feminism and Popular Culture, University of Newcastle, U.K., June 29-July 1, 2007. Peters, W. (2006). Queer as Folk (U.S.): Viewers read for gender, race and class. Paper presented in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Console-ing Passions International Conference 2006, May 25-27, 2006. Peters, W. (2006). Inside / outside the text: Queer As Folk viewers discuss the lesbian characters. Paper presented in Toronto, Ontario at the Congress, Women’s Studies Association, May 29-31, 2006 Peters, W. (2005). Encoding / decoding: Viewer responses to Queer As Folk (U.S.). Paper presented in London, Ontario at The Congress, Women’s Studies Association, May 29-30, 2005. Peters, W. (2004). Reinventing privilege: Representing gay men on Queer As Folk. Paper presented in Winnipeg, Manitoba at The Congress, Women’s Studies Association, May 30-June 01, 2004. Peters, W. (2004). Class project: Re/producing class and consumer culture on Queer As Folk (U.S.). Paper presented in Toronto, Ontario at the 13th Multidisciplinary Graduate Feminist Colloquium at York University, April 22-24, 2004. Peters, W. (2003). Not winning hearts or giving head: Representations of lesbians on Queer As Folk. Paper presented in Toronto, Ontario at the “Hearts and heads: Feminist Interventions” Graduate Symposium at the University of Toronto, December 3, 2003. Peters, W. (2003). Making things perfectly queer: Mixing it up with female fans of Queer as Folk. Paper presented in Halifax, Nova Scotia at The Congress, Women’s Studies Association. June 1-3, 2003. Peters, W. (2001). Nancy Drew on campus: The case of the designer jeans, diets and desperate girls. Paper accepted for presentation in Cheltenham, England at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Women's Studies Network (UK) Association 14th Annual Conference. July 12-14, 2001. Peters, W. (2001). Queer identities: New identities, new politics. Paper accepted for presentation in Bath, England at the Bath Spa University College, School of Historical and Cultural Studies, Cultural Studies: Between Politics and Ethics International Interdisciplinary Conference. July 6-8, 2001. Peters, W. (2001). Queer identities: Negotiating gender, gender play and sexual identities. Paper presented in Calgary, Alberta at the University of Calgary, National Gender Research Symposium. March 7-9, 2001. Peters, W. (2001). Queer identities: Theorizing about working across cultures. Paper presented in Toronto, Ontario at the Graduate Research Conference at OISE/UT. February 28, 2001. Peters, W. (2000). Photography project on discourse and the body: Looking and learning or The centrality of discourse: How to get over it and move on. Paper presented in Toronto, Ontario at the Graduate Student Research Conference at OISE/UT, Rethinking Sociology and Equity Studies: Challenges of the New Millennium. Mar 22 2000. Independent Publications / ZinesThe following listings are independent publications made for small-scale distribution. Women’s Studies Studies Union (Eds.) (2005). The Cut’n’Paste Yearbook. ASSU: Toronto, ON. Conceptualized, co-ordinated and created this independent publication on behalf of and together with members of the Women’s Studies Student Union. Peters, W., Bourgeois, M., Odette, F. & L. Dolmage (Eds.). (2001). Dis’n’tangle. 72 pages. Rainbow Alliance: Toronto, ON. An independent publication concerning queerness and disability. This zine is presently required reading on the syllabi for two University of Toronto courses: Theorizing Deviant Bodies and Gender and Disability. Peters, W. (2000). Foucault: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby. Beating Around the Bush, 1, (Fall). Publication funded by Pussy Willow Womyn’s Health Collective and OPIRG: Toronto,ON. Peters, W. & Pearce, L. (Eds.). (1999) doubleshift: Ladies Home Journal of Feminist Activism. 52 pages. Becky Lives: Winnipeg, MB. This zine received an excellent review in broken pencil magazine (Fall 1999, issue 11, pg. 35). Peters, W. (1998) I-Rate. 10 pages. A zine concerned with the struggles of applying to graduate schools.
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