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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 506–523.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Brian James Baer Abstract This article discusses the anglophone reception of the life and work of the East German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Particular attention is paid to the translation and marketing of von Mahlsdorf's memoir...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 May 2015
... cause to move, a difference in position, a change in nature: the animal turn has enabled creatures to migrate from the margins to the center of theoretical interrogatives. As “bare life” ( zoe ), animals were cordoned off from bios (the good or proper life), but current movements work to give animals...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 634–641.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Maxine L. Grossman Ultimately, the great contribution of Ladin's memoir is to awaken readers at the level of imagination and vision—not only at the level of political consciousness or empathetic awareness. Life, Ladin argues, is snarled up in death in ways that bring the choice of one painfully...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 266–271.
Published: 01 May 2016
... deadly violence, there is a keen urgency to Paul Farmer's call for work that not only “relies on conversations with the living” but also “look[s] at the dead and those left for dead” ( 2004 : 307). I suggest that we can approach death, as well as life lived under constant threat of killing, as a form of...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Cassius Adair Cuz: Or the Life and Times of Michael A. Danielle Allen . New York : W.W. Norton , 2017 . 243 pp. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 I was in my old station wagon, driving home from teaching my transgender literature course, when I first heard...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 272–273.
Published: 01 May 2020
... get to make with my clients and social media followers bring such joy to my life. With vanilla jobs outside sex work, I feel like I don't make an impact on anything, and I feel like I'm just living; but with sex work I feel like I'm making a difference in someone's life, even if it's just a little one...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 517–520.
Published: 01 August 2020
...James McMaster “Death stalks people of color”: Chambers-Letson repeats this phrase over and over in his book (76). And death stalks trans and gender-nonconforming people of color most of all. Having said this, do I even need to explain the value of a theory of life after death for trans studies...
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Published: 01 November 2016
Figure 1. Familiar transgender tropes gain new life and global context: Riley (in London) meets Will (in Chicago). Sense8 season 1, episode 2: “I Am Also a We” Figure 1. Familiar transgender tropes gain new life and global context: Riley (in London) meets Will (in Chicago). Sense8 season 1 More
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TSQ (2017) 4 (3-4): 577–607.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Amy Ray Stewart Abstract This article engages with the psychoanalytic works of Julia Kristeva in order to demonstrate how trans and queer experiences are shaped and mobilized by a psychic life of revolt. Reorienting the question of resistance toward the threshold of psychical and social life, the...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 May 2017
... on how one woman—“Kelly”—has built a life between Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. As the author argues, the 7.0 earthquake on January 12, 2010, is the most prominent transition in Haitian transgender lives because of the ways that it reorganized bodies and social relations. The...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Hil Malatino Abstract This essay explores the ways that teleological narratives of transition come coupled with corresponding affective narratives that frame life “pre” transition as characterized by a reductively bleak emotional surround and cathect life “post” transition to a bright-sided promise...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 114–120.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Dmitry Bulgakovsky; Nick Mayhew Abstract Xenia the Servant of God, or Andrey Fyodorovich the Holy Fool is a hagiography written by Russian Orthodox priest and publicist Dmitry Bulgakovsy (1843–ca. 1918). Published in Russia in 1890, it is one of the first full accounts of the life of a saint...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (1): 20–42.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sheila L. Cavanagh Abstract This article brings the psychoanalysis of Bracha L. Ettinger to the question of mourning in the television series Transparent . As evident in the television series, and in everyday life, there is a troubling metonymy linking trans* lives with death. The appeal to death...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 608–619.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Bess Collins Van Asselt Abstract This article explores the life history of Sam, a queer and transgender youth of color who contests standardized futures in secondary schools. Sam's school life is rife with expectations that seek to confine Sam and their way of being in the world. In response to...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 20–36.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Cameron Awkward-Rich Abstract This essay turns to two familiar figures in the transgender archive—Lou Sullivan and Jack Bee Garland—to think about the potentials of trans/crip conjunctions. The author offers a recuperative reading of Sullivan's biography of Garland, From Female to Male: The Life of...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 606–620.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Julian Gill-Peterson Abstract How has a reliance on the medical archive distorted the intelligibility of trans of color life in the past? This essay interrogates the limit points of black trans and trans of color life in the early twentieth century. Examining a case at the Johns Hopkins Hospital...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 561–572.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christopher Joseph Lee Abstract The advancement of medical treatments of HIV has given rise to the term undetectability , which has become synonymous with HIV survival and the promise of an otherwise normal life. This article explores the concept of undetectability as it relates to a theory of...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 611–617.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Iwo Nord Abstract This article reviews Gin Müller's play Trans Gender Moves , arguing that it has translation, on several levels and in its broadest sense, at the core of its themes and aesthetics. Based on the performers’ real-life stories, Trans Gender Moves is about what it might mean to live in...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (3): 463–475.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Pamela L. Caughie; Emily Datskou Abstract This article describes the launch symposium of the Lili Elbe Digital Archive held at Loyola University Chicago in February 2020. The Lili Elbe Digital Archive presents the life narrative of Lili Elbe, one of the most iconic figures in the history of gender...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 4–23.
Published: 01 February 2021
... archiving. The result is a life support system reviving dormant erotic networks and complex familial relations central to his reclusive late father, Peter. By chasing Papi, Rodriguez empowers an archival art strategy to visually reconcile a trans-of-color childhood and patrilineal relations with a virus...