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Keynote Lecture: "After T-Day it got worse": trans genres for the interregnum

Fri. Mar. 22 05:00 PM - Fri. Mar. 22 06:30 PM

Riddell Hall
Masks recommended

In this keynote lecture Dr. Salah will reflect upon the cultural, literary, and political conditions of possibility for Writing Trans Genres and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres. Dr. Salah will bring these conditions of possibility into conversation with the present moment of flourishing literary/cultural production paired with intensified mainstream TERF ideology and backlash.

Dr. Trish Salah lives and writes in Tkaronto and is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, in traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. Dr. Salah’s research, teaching and supervision areas include postcolonial/decolonial, feminist, trans and queer poetics, literatures and theory, transnational transgender cultural production, psychoanalysis and affect theory, sex workers' rights movements, and un/popular cultures. Her current projects are Towards a Trans Minor Literature, an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers, and Lyric Sexology, Vol. 2, a poetic exploration of colonial sexologies and phantasies of place-based sexuality. She is the author of Wanting in Arabic, which won a Lambda Literary Award, and Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1. A Pushcart-nominated poet, she has work in recent issues of Mizna and Tripwire, and We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. She edits the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry and is co-editor of special issues of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, on cultural production, and Arc Poetry Magazine, showcasing trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary writers.


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Visit the Building Trans Solidarity webpage for more information about the series