Emily Garside & Éadaoín Lynch
You know what your september needs? A thorough nerding out about queer screen culture, representation, identity and revolution. So we're gonna give it to ya & you can tune in WHEREVER YOU ARE!
Love That Journey For Me dives deep into the cultural sensation of Canadian comedy-drama Schitt's Creek. Considering the fusion of existing sitcom traditions, references and tropes, this wondrous wee book analyses the nuance of the show and its surrounding cultural and societal impact as a queer revolution.
By discussing how the show reshapes LGBTQ+ narratives from the crafting of the town itself, and celebratory influences including Cabaret, to how writer-creator Dan Levy utilised and subverted expectations throughout his work, Emily Garside will showcase how one TV show became a watershed moment in queer representation and gay relationships on screen.
Part analysis of Schitt's Creek's importance, part homage to a cultural landmark, this is a show that - in the words of David Rose himself - needs to be celebrated. This book is that celebration and we can't wait to share it with you!
Our host for the evening is Éadaoín Lynch, our star is Emily Garside.
Emily Garside is a writer of many kinds as well as professional dog Mum. Emily spent a number of years as an academic and lecturer, beginning with her PhD on theatrical responses to the AIDS crisis, and the evolution of LGBTQ theatre. Currently she is working on two books related to her research. She now specialises in Queer Culture Writing. As a journalist she is a regular contributor for The Queer Review and has written for American Theatre, Slate, BBC and The Stage. @EmiGarside
Éadaoín Lynch is a poet and early career researcher based in Edinburgh. Éadaoín specialises in modern and contemporary queer literature, and holds a PhD in poetry from the University of St Andrews. They are project lead on Re·creation, a queer poetry anthology with Stewed Rhubarb Press and Creative Scotland. @eadaoinlynch