Anton Perich presents and TV party : queering television via Manhattan public access channels, 1973-1982

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dc.contributor.advisor Reynolds, Ann Morris
dc.creator Carmack, Kara Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11T18:16:07Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11T18:16:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-11T18:16:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-11T18:16:18Z
dc.date.created 2010-12
dc.date.issued 2011-02-11
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2051
dc.description.abstract Though largely overlooked in academia, Manhattan public access television became a forum that allowed a variety of behaviors, sexualities, and genders to invade a highly controlled hegemonic apparatus in the 1970s and early 1980s. In this thesis, I argue that Anton Perich’s Anton Perich Presents (1973-c.1978) and Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party (1978-1982) worked to actively queer the form and content of television. Since these shows grew from rather exclusive underground communities, I argue that the broadcasting of these fringe personalities, genders, sexualities, and behaviors to a broader, cable-viewing public formed unique queer counterpublics. I situate Anton Perich Presents and TV Party in relation to the norms of broadcast television in order to establish the limits, norms, and codes of these diverse genres and in order to ascertain viewer’s expectations of them. By positioning Anton Perich Presents and TV Party in conversation with mainstream television shows, I identify a queerness these public access shows lent to television and its viewers through their deliberate manipulations of the medium.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Anton Perich presents
dc.subject TV party
dc.subject Anton Perich
dc.subject Glenn O'Brien
dc.subject Public access television
dc.subject New York underground
dc.subject Queering television
dc.title Anton Perich presents and TV party : queering television via Manhattan public access channels, 1973-1982
dc.date.updated 2011-02-11T18:16:18Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Tejada, Roberto
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cvetkovich, Ann
dc.contributor.committeeMember Smith, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMember Guernesy, Julia
dc.description.department Art and Art History
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Art and Art History
thesis.degree.discipline Art History
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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