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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 212–225.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., in particular the grammars of they , kiki / Ky-Ky , and fem and stud travel within and shape language and expressive culture? If the Black queer and Black vernacular overlap, how do we look to the creative influences of Black queer and Black trans historical symmetries and exchanges? Reexamining historical...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 199–207.
Published: 01 November 2023
... that has been staged from the beginning but finds its thrust in volume four's “Issue of Blackness.” Victor Ultra Omni and Laura Alexandra Harris continue this work in the form of an intergenerational, elliptical dialogue that captures the space-time contingencies of Black vernacular. They remind us...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., it rests on a modality of not only being in the interstices but also of breaking and uprooting by virtue of its escape. Or, blackness “lays in the cut,” as the vernacular saying goes, and stalls the very logic of social syntax as, for example, Black Lives Matter activists—bold irruptions of corporeal...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 65–73.
Published: 01 May 2016
...- and collective restructuring (194–95). The rather limited review of Toni Cade Bambara's reflections on Black alterities beyond masculine/feminine dimorphism requires a deeper engagement with not only Black feminist thought but also with historiography on both Afro-diasporic principles of self-formation...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 527–543.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... In Girl Talk , Moten does a dance with Tsang's camera as part of their ongoing research-experiment in how to sense and share their entanglement with each other: their forceful attraction and movement toward the Black feminist sociality of “girl talk.” My decision to begin with girl talk's performance...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 413–416.
Published: 01 November 2021
... by Black and brown trans femmes? Perhaps the answer has something to do with how trans women of color and Black trans women, especially when saturated with sensational narratives of sex work, poverty, and transsexual desire, have long been a punching bag for not only mass culture but also high theory...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (1): 103–116.
Published: 01 February 2019
... is then relegated to the past. She is archaic and anachronistic. In trans studies, there is nothing like the rich conversations about queer temporalities that took place in queer theory in the mid-aughts, or like the recent debates over Afro-pessimism in black studies, both of which owe a lot to polemics...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 February 2022
... in film/video, performance literature, and digital media, Chen pushes against the seeming absorption of the transgender subject into a new chapter of the US settler colonial narrative. As Chen argues, trans of culture artists, including those working from Black, Asian American, Latinx, and Indigenous...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 605–610.
Published: 01 November 2020
... vernacularisms of Black LGBT culture between DC and New York. Jesse starts speaking in pig latin, and they both laugh at Jesse's words, which only those who speak pig latin would understand. I wanted to bear witness, to acknowledge, Jesse's story and exhume Jesse's voice from the archive. In live...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2022
... based in openness toward and responsibility for one another.” Stressing Roberts's commitment to an ethos of witnessing and mutual vulnerability, Hsu reads her archive as a vivid example of t4t care that refuses to shy away from difficult conversations across the journalistic, Black, and trans...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 208–218.
Published: 01 May 2017
... is an important component of black/queer trans vernacular. Evaporation, or the dispersal of water into the air, signals a change in form, not content, a natural and secular transubstantiation. Whether it is a hot liquid or vapor, water remains water, despite its change in physical state. Glenn's ethics...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 332–354.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and a “little black dress” to be evaluated before a panel of judges. The screening criteria state that candidates must be between the ages of eighteen and thirty-eight and be a Filipino or of Filipino descent. At the screening, aspirants submit head shots, full-body photos, and an application form...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 172–176.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Politics? ” In Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology , ed. Patrick Johnson E. and Henderson Mae G. , 21 – 51 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Foucault Michel . 1978 . An Introduction . Vol. 1 of The History of Sexuality. New York : Vintage . Foucault Michel...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 417–425.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and is an always already racialized and classed geopolitical identification that gestures toward the inseparability of indigeneity, blackness, material precarity, sex work, HIV status, and uneven relationships to diverse state formations. To claim travesti identity is to embrace a form of opacity and fugitivity...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 638–645.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and immunocompromised comorbidity. This manifests in the United States in the radically higher rates of COVID-19 mortality among Black patients, which has been characterized as an implication of institutional white supremacy, and for which the Surgeon General's claim that responsibility fell squarely on the shoulders...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 532–536.
Published: 01 November 2021
... geopolitical borders, while we remain attentive to the ways in which the incommensurable continues to structure our field(s). References Alvarez Sonia E. , Caldwell Kia Lilly , and Laó-Montes Augustín . 2016 . “ Translations across Black Feminist Diasporas .” Meridians: Feminism...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (3): 308–319.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in Native and Indigenous contexts and the simultaneous undoing of the gendered and sexual violences of settler colonialism. Finally, important work on Blackness, gender, and sexuality, such as that of M. Jacqui Alexander ( 2005 ), Sharon Holland ( 2000 , 2012 ), Saidiya Hartman ( 1997 ) and Lindon...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 646–656.
Published: 01 November 2020
... assumptions about the nature of bestial black sexuality. Early efforts to narrativize COVID-19 have also rendered racialized interspecies intimacies as infectious. Although the epidemic imaginaries of AIDS and COVID-19 are quite different, both use the scene of interspecies intimacy to shore up...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 532–538.
Published: 01 August 2015
... into Rosa's tool bag.” References Alfie Fabian . 2007 . “ Black Comedy: The Poetry of Niccola Muscia .” Romance Philology 61 , no. 2 : 193 – 211 . Bayless Martha . 1997 . Parody in the Middle Ages: The Latin Tradition . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 561–572.
Published: 01 November 2020
... from trans “optics” to “opacity,” putting forward a call to interrogate a “visual regime hostile to black trans life.” In short-circuiting the seeming promise of trans recognition, Stanley asks: “How can we be seen without being known and how can we be known without being hunted?” (618...
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