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Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change

Description: “In Shimmering Images Eliza Steinbock traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change. Drawing on Barthes’s idea of the “shimmer” and Foucault’s notion of sex as a mirage, the author shows

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Art & Activism Conference in Leiden & upcoming travels to exciting events

Hi folks, this last year has been a time of high productivity in the trans culture world. As my VENI research project on trans portraiture is starting to come to a close, I’m loving all the related and spin-off activities

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CfP! “Cinematic Bodies” issue of Somatechnics

Call for Papers: Somatechnics special journal issue (Edinburgh University Press) “Cinematic Bodies” Co-edited by Cáel M. Keegan, Eliza Steinbock, Laura Horak Submissions due: March 1st, 2017 Length: 6000 words + 200 word abstract + 150 word author biography Submission email:

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March Blast of Trans Portraiture Practice, new HuffPo blog post and van Abbe Museum talk

What great day for (the official) transgender day of visibility! This month I’ve been working on getting more research out there in the public eye. I wrote a new ‘research portrait’ of J. Jackie Baier focusing on her collaborative, extended

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Giving a Genderqueer workshop at the Université de Lorraine, France (Jan. 21, 2016)

I’ve been invited by trans scholar Luc Schicharin to give a “genderqueer workshop” on my current research about writing research portraits of trans* visual activists for the event of “JOURNÉES DʼÉTUDES, UNE CHAMBRE À SOI: GENRES ET CORPS EN ART”

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Keynote in Moscow, Russia: “The Human Condition in an other-than-human-world” Symposium at the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Nov. 26-28)

An exciting series of art exhibitions on (post)humanism are slated for the National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Russia. The opening show “Elective Affinities” will be accompanied by the symposium “The Human Condition in an other-than-human-world” supported by the

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Trans* visual activism research in the Dutch press

Though media in the United States has experienced a surge in coverage of trans issues and celebrities, the Dutch press has been relatively quiet after Maxim Februari’s 2013 tour with his book, De Maakbare Man. Recently though, I contributed to

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