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TSQ (2021) 8 (3): 327–348.
Published: 01 August 2021
... analysis of “trans aesthetics”—the symbols, language, and cultural meanings stereotypically associated with transness—when used by cisgender queer college students to signal trans-inclusive investments and forge solidarity with trans peers. This study examines three deployments of trans aesthetics: 1...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 1. Blue and Vidisha tease BDSM aesthetics on the back of a carpentry truck ( Truck Sluts Magazine 2020 ). More
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 268–274.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Julia Steinmetz Abstract Artists Cassils and Yishay Garbasz offer up a series of material enactments on and through the body that articulate a transformational aesthetics of trans subjectivity, one less concerned with representation than with actions and their indexical impacts. Both artists seek...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 443–455.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jun Zubillaga-Pow Abstract Based on the critical concept of trans*aesthetics, the author examines the aesthetic agency of photography and photographs of and for trans* women living in two iconic periods within the history of modern Singapore, namely, the early 1980s and early 2010s. He prioritizes...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (3): 522–524.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the whole time I was at there. I would dab just a smidge of it on my body as an act of knowing. I was enacting my gender—even if it was only in the shower, which lasted a rigid maximum of ten minutes. Other people practiced covert hacks to reclaim part of their identities too. Our aesthetics are resistance...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 649–652.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and well-written text, he challenges the antiquated and prejudiced historical views of transsexuality perpetrated by the field of psychoanalysis and recasts the questions of sexuality, gender, identity, and authenticity by reexamining the puzzlement and aesthetics of desire. As a practicing analyst...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 128–134.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... In season 7, the judges respond positively to an array of bearded looks. And even if the use of bearded drag was circumscribed to a particular episode, its appearance remains pathbreaking given the past hostility to androgynous aesthetics. Other contestants, such as Max and Miss Fame, also displayed...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 192–207.
Published: 01 May 2020
... is particularly interested in Wilson's 1976 film The Nude Princess and the 1977 film Black Afrodite ( Mavri Afroditi ) for their use of soul aesthetics. Conceptualized in dialogue with Tanisha Ford's discussion of “soul style,” soul aesthetics are a combination of gestures as well as visual and auditory...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 618–627.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in the rubble,” a theoretical framework for understanding trans and queer Chicana/o and Latina/o life in the city, and how they make sense of their lives, engaging in an ongoing process of self-fashioning that involves aesthetic and affective strategies, fashion, and style practices. The essay explores...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 523–538.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Trace Peterson Abstract This essay argues for a possible trans poetics or trans poetry aesthetic in the United States by examining poems by three of the earliest visible trans poets to publish books in this country: Samuel Ace, Max Wolf Valerio, and kari edwards. Close readings of their poems...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 587–608.
Published: 01 November 2022
... argues that Valentina's queer nonbinary racialized televisual persona—which includes, for instance, her iconic lip-synch, mask-wearing faux pas, or campy telenovela moments—enacts aesthetic and performative tactics that defy demands for capitalist productivity, minoritized respectability...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (4): 540–562.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., a stone, a legal document, and a sound recording, intertwined with seventeen photographs of trans* people in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, the article also proposes that Margolles's recent aesthetic shift engages transness to open up a coalitional travesti -trans* studies between the North and South...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 20–36.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of Jack Bee Garland , as not an impaired (but useful) work of historical recovery but an aesthetic object marked indelibly by Garland's cripped transmasculinity. More specifically, it attends to a period during which Garland used the “disability con” as a technology that scrambled the codes of gender...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 476–478.
Published: 01 August 2020
...McKenzie Wark Abstract The writer Kathy Acker (1947–97) is one of those few in the anglophone canon, or even near it, who opens a space for trans experiences. If trans literature, and literary studies, is to widen their ambits of aesthetic operation, one useful step would be to expand the critical...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 605–610.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and displacement, brings Black trans poetics, aesthetics, and politics to bear on questions of the afterlife of slavery and plantation geographies. Their work also engages Black trans archives and historicity. Here they discuss their work Reflections on Marlon Riggs, Jesse Harris, Black trans archives, their works...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 May 2019
... as La Chica Boom, two artists who utilize ironic avant-garde, spectacle-driven kitsch performance aesthetics in their own right. Bustamante and Ibarra very specifically curated the performances to explore and embody the limits of the human in relation to the Latinx body, which interestingly pushes...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 554–560.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Che Gossett; Eva Hayward Abstract The following is an interview with visual performance artist P. Staff conducted by Che Gossett and Eva Hayward. In the interview Staff thinks about kinship and AIDS, “desire and dispossession,” AIDS and art, justice and ACT UP, and a trans aesthetics of refusal...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 674–682.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Nicholas C. Morgan Abstract This essay posits in Vaginal Davis's 1987 video That Fertile Feeling a strategy of resistance to HIV/AIDS rooted in the dynamic of transfeminine pregnancy and fertility, arguing that Davis develops a range of aesthetic strategies for undermining, inverting...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 628–636.
Published: 01 November 2016
...-language trans experience, tracking the evolution of web design aesthetics, community composition, and trans terminology. Yet sites’ temporal contexts—key to their archival status—are obscured when they are called up by search engines. The opacity of search algorithms’ indexing practices...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 524–544.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kay Gabriel Abstract The author explores the thematics of transsexuality, untranslatability, and figuration in a recent volume of poetry by the Canadian poet and scholar Trish Salah, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 . Lyric Sexology confronts historical, aesthetic, and political questions that are best...