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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): 449–483.
Published: 01 November 2023
... for teaching audiences how to perceive a body, thereby facilitating the movement of a body into the grammar of a sex/gender system. Second, with these aerial apparatuses testing the boundaries of gravity, space, and time, the aerialist Lulu specifically tested the boundaries of a sex/gender system to create...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 427–444.
Published: 01 August 2020
... an irreducible relationship to poetics as a mode of knowing. The modern world—its teleological thought, its fixed localities, its division of white/European male subjects from their “others”—privileges determinacy as a mode of knowing. If we follow the path set by Spillers's American grammar (1987, 2003...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 479–488.
Published: 01 August 2020
... interested, in these pages, in how Acker utilizes words and language as a modality of nonnormativity. For her to be “against ordinary language,” as an essay (Acker 1993 ) of hers asserts, is, I argue, or rather bears, a trans relationship to the very grammar of language, which might be construed...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 532–536.
Published: 01 November 2021
... shores will allow: the familiar forms of life that an ‘American grammar’ of power and marginality, visibility and invisibility, identity and difference, normativity and nonnormativity, being and becoming can help you make out.” She goes on to ask, “When we do the critique that we do so well, do we...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 241–244.
Published: 01 May 2014
... alone, we constitute ourselves within grammar. To paraphrase Judith Butler, “I” still cannot speak “apart from the grammar that establishes my availability to you” ( 1999 : xxiv; see also Stone 1991 ). Grammar signs gender as well as race, age, dis/ability, social status. The speaker is never...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 28–31.
Published: 01 February 2023
... illuminate the thorny relationship between a body and its context. And yet, calling on sound, grammar, and form, the diphthong shows the intricate ways in which each specific body may resist its surroundings in order to push the limits of its codification. Like dipthongs, I wish for trans studies...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 February 2022
... to reassess the boundaries of transness. In “We Got Issues” they assert, “Black/womanist/Africana feminist thought provides ‘grammars’ for articulating gender that exceed the rubrics of biology/biocentrism or social artifice. Careful attention to the debates in the field opens up ways for reading transness...
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TSQ (2024) 11 (1): 111–134.
Published: 01 February 2024
...” served as a rationale to deny any challenge to carceral (mis)gendering. That these challenges were squashed due to the fact of this carcerality puts into relief a broader dispossession of gender that all incarcerated people face. A dispossession that shares a grammar with what Hortense Spillers...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 16–22.
Published: 01 February 2023
... shade . Spilling tea . These turns of phrase have now been appropriated by the American grammar. Still, if you listen closely, these words come alive, flowing through the language of the children who talk and live too fiercely; they improvise choreography, polyrhythmic beats, and elaborate outfits...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 620–634.
Published: 01 November 2019
... kind of refusal of stealth or passing in language. dodd ( 2017 : 27) ties this exposing, confessional logic to the particular “grammar” of poetry, the masturbatory pleasures of language bound up in the self-exposure of expression.                        every poem costs some mass, some measure...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 266–274.
Published: 01 May 2017
... procedures), but that blackness is without being—and we lack a proper grammar to describe black existence outside the precincts of onto-metaphysics. 2. Frantz Fanon ( 1967b ) conceptualizes the work of violence through and upon the oppressed as a form of wretchedness. According to David Marriot...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 400–402.
Published: 01 August 2019
...” of finitude, of the world as we see it; a container, outside language. Using this Jewish grammar of enclothement, I could create a series of performance garments as a fabulation of the skin. The woven pieces give flow, drape, and porousness to rigid, angular, and impermeable materials, these same containers...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 February 2022
... with it. However, according to Spanish grammar rules, the n is removed when the prefix is used to denote a place situated detrás or behind the space designated by the base word. 3 I bring up this onerous detail because it both emphasizes the spatiality of the prefix and elucidates the degree to which...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 605–613.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on the shores of Lake Michigan, that mark the trail of travelers across the lands of her old and my new home country. Here is an embodied living grammar, of living well, bent. As a poet writing in Anishinaabemowin today I constantly think and then write first in the language of the place, in the way...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (3-4): 557–559.
Published: 01 November 2023
... itself; cisgender is a fabrication that obscures itself and presents as natural. In the essay “RE: [No Subject],” Bey compiles a series of email exchanges that explore the violence of meaning making through gendering. They write, “We are corralled into confining grammars of surveillance, policing...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 569–577.
Published: 01 November 2016
... grammar. Presented as a series of personal letters, Qiu's genre-bending novel from 1996 features sentences that run together or stop abruptly. Chapters may be read in any order, and there's no beginning, middle, or end. And while the book's main voices seem to belong to the same person (a moody, alienated...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 162–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... into view. We have attended to a diverse array of entry points: through memory, social movements, visual and popular culture, and, perhaps most importantly, Black feminism. To draw on the language of Hortense Spillers ( 1987 ), Black/womanist/Africana feminist thought provides “grammars...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2014
... . An Introduction . Vol. 1 of The History of Sexuality. Translated by Hurley Robert . New York : Vintage . Green Jamison . 1999 . “ Look! No, Don't! The Visibility Dilemma for Transsexual Men .” In Reclaiming Genders: Transsexual Grammars at the Fin de Siècle , ed. Whittle Stephen...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 394–403.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the dream as symptom,” transsexuality is relegated to the domain of the unwanted. In tandem with emerging scholarship that seeks to depathologize transgender (Gherovici 2017 ), this essay's exploratory ruminations on the cinematic grammar of dreams hope to crack open those gaps wherein transgender can...