This thesis explores the cultural phenomenon of early 21st century camp. It considers the multiple and complex ways in which camp is at work in five texts across a diverse range of media (documentary film, television serial, memoir, audio-podcast and cabaret). These close readings examine how camp interprets its own historical legacy, reflects upon the condition of its virtue, complicates the distinction between life and theatre, and finds new strategies to repudiate the canons of popular taste.
- Embargoed from 11/12/2018 to 11/12/2019. Made publicly available on 11/12/2019.