October 10, 2010
“The Queer, Quirky World of Pushing Daisies.”
Daniel Farr, a Randolph sociology professor, will be published in the forthcoming anthology Stopping to Smell the Daisies: Critical Perspectives on Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies, edited by Alissa Burger with McFarland Press. (expected publication date 2011). His paper is entitled “The Queer, Quirky World of Pushing Daisies,” examined the queer iconography and gendered identities found in this unique television series focussed on a central character's ability to bring the dead back to life. Not only does this series cover the terrain of life and death, it examines gender, sexuality, and racial-ethnic identities.