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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 244-260.
Published: 01 May 2015
... heart of Deckard's species-transgressive sexual explorations is not a priori radical. Critics have historically read Do Androids Dream as a characteristic, if particularly masterful, example of Dick's “authentic” science fiction oeuvre ( Huntington 1988 : 152). Of course, Dick's astonishing body...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (1): 4-19.
Published: 01 February 2019
... self-growth, thus challenging fictions about using self-care to “overcome” disability and gender-based violence. In exposing the narrative process by which insomnia is constructed, this crip reading of Nevada reimagines the representational possibilities for bodies that fail to sleep. Copyright...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 642-648.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Descartes's fundamental tenet, “I think, therefore I am,” Wasserman introduces her trilogy as the stage of a fast-paced science-fiction adventure and insightful dialogue on the nature of existence and the physiological location of identity, as told by the self-identified spokesperson of young, white privilege...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 255-258.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Butler's Xenogenesis , an Afro-futurist science fiction trilogy about the interbreeding of humans and aliens. Estrogen : Greek oistros , literally a gadfly — a biting insect; and hence, by extension, a provoking person; figuratively, a provocation of passion and sexual desire, as in the condition of...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (1): 143-147.
Published: 01 February 2018
... object contains the text of an intentionally fragmented manifesto, in which the boundaries of bodies render pronouns into collective agreements, and political elements mobilize different tenses. Some passages gaze into a time to come, casting anxieties and hopes in a science-fiction future tense that...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 605-610.
Published: 01 November 2016
... nonexistent set of conditions—notable even in this era of the purported “transgender tipping point”—in which two programs featuring starring trans characters played by trans actors were hosted on the same platform at the same time. Could Sense8 , an unapologetically dense and technically ambitious science...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 48-57.
Published: 01 May 2016
... can afford them. The failure of queer and feminist theory and culture to envision futures for trans women of color underscores the importance of our writing our own futures. Fields such as science-fiction film, new-media art, digital technology, and speculative design still reproduce forms of...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 170-180.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada , edited by Ben-Moshe Liat , Chapman Chris , and Carey Allison C. , 163 – 84 . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . Yaszek Lisa . 2006 . “ Afrofuturism, Science Fiction, and the History of the Future .” Socialism and...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 128-134.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the world of mainstream fashion design. Over eight seasons, the queens have channeled postapocalyptic science fiction and countrified Americana; dressed up in the clothing styles of inaugural balls, the Tony Awards, thrift shops, and Spanish telenovelas ; and imitated the likes of Little Edie, Queen...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (2): 208-218.
Published: 01 May 2017
... introduction to a special issue of Social Text ( 2002 ). Afrofuturism combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, scientific inquiry, and magical realism with non-Western cosmologies and not only enables a critique of contemporary issues faced by people of color but...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 280-296.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is a heuristic that only sometimes attaches to transgender, where else (this where else is marked by that feminist science fiction imperative of “elsewhere”) might this prefixial nerve ending take us in the materializing networks of everyday life? No longer is human will seen as the source...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 125-129.
Published: 01 May 2014
... primarily the domain of fiction; the thirteenth-century Roman de Silence tells the story of Silence, a girl raised as a boy so that she could inherit her family's estate ( Lurkhur 2010 ). In a deliciously modern twist, the allegorical characters of “nature” and “nurture” fight for control of her mind and...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 635-644.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Kristen:  One of the first pieces of advice I received from a professor about how to do social science research was to save every news story, article, and pamphlet that I discovered about a topic I was interested in studying. As a zine maker and trader, it was a practice that came easily to me. In...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 589-605.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... A gust of wind unwinds and wafts it far above their heads. As Hans moves to catch it, Gerda instructs him to “let it fly.” The camera follows the scarf sailing high in an ethereal sky, intercut with shots of Gerda's face, at once laughing and tearful. In the manner of historical fictions, we next...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 648-657.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Martina, who lived in Colombia during the late colonial period of the early nineteenth century and that of Nour, who lived in Beirut during the late Ottoman Empire. Part documentary and part fiction, the film presents an imaginary correspondence between these individuals. The criminal court of colonial...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (1): 9-29.
Published: 01 February 2018
... ousted Stone. 10 A transfeminist history might start by simply learning more about Sandy Stone herself: how she was instrumental in getting the medical world to revise its guidelines and criteria for treating gender identity issues, that she published numerous works of science fiction and was an...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (1): 20-42.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that Ettinger likens to intuition and telepathy. (A good example of this matrixial telepathy is dramatized in the American science-fiction film and television series Sense8 , created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. Eight characters with vastly different life experiences and in...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 40-47.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the two anonymous reviewers of this article for their helpful insights; Susan Stryker for her attentive reading, editing, and valuable suggestions; and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada for its generous support. 1. Despite the clear demonstration of...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 333-356.
Published: 01 November 2016
... impressive events of academic collaboration in recent memory, and it has inspired and provoked scholars from varying fields in the human sciences to contribute their own resources, paradigms, and points of departure for an inquiry into the political and epistemic relevance of a concept such as...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (3-4): 421-430.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Ender ( 2005 ) points out, Freud's generous use of personal examples in the Interpretation of Dreams makes it unlikely Freud would resort to such a rhetorical strategy out of bashfulness. How, then, do we account for Freud's use of a fictional dialogue in order to reveal the truth behind memory...