Women, Camp, and Popular Culture

Serious Excess

  • Katrin Horn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Katrin Horn
    Pages 15-33
  3. Katrin Horn
    Pages 193-252
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 257-264

About this book


This innovative study claims camp as a critical, yet pleasurable strategy for women’s engagement with contemporary popular culture as exemplified by 30 Rock or Lady Gaga. In detailed analyses of lesbian cinema, postfeminist TV, and popular music, the book offers a novel take on its subject. It defines camp as a unique mode of detached attachment, which builds on affective intensity and emotional investment, while strongly encouraging a critical edge.


contemporary popular culture lesbian cinema queer cinema Lady Gaga 30 Rock Postfeminist TV post-feminism popular music camp

Authors and affiliations

  • Katrin Horn
    • 1
  1. 1.American StudiesFAU Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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