Call for Papers:
Somatechnics special journal issue (Edinburgh University Press)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal submission details (incl. style): http://www.euppublishing.com/page/soma/submissions
CFP webpage: http://carleton.ca/filmstudies/2016/cinematic-bodies/
still from Dandy Dust, 1998.
This special issue of Somatechnics invites contributions on the topic of cinematic bodies. Cinema, broadly construed, is ripe for a somatechnical approach. Derived from the Greek soma (body) and techné (craftsmanship), the term somatechnics holds in view the lively enfleshment of techné and the practices of embodying via hard and soft technologies. From the first actualities and trick films, human and non-human bodies have assembled in and around filmic events, producing powerful cine-social apparatuses with paratextual and intertextual appendages (e.g. fan cultures, remakes, “the oppositional gaze” [hooks 1999]). We thus invite scholars to approach “the cinematic” broadly, as a sensorial and temporal flow of interrelations around images and sound that governs and opens possibilities for various embodiments. What might it mean, now, to occupy a “cinematic body”?
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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 portraits, which came out this morning on the Huffington Post, and tonight I’m giving a talk at the van Abbe Museum Eindhoven on “Navigating Portraiture while Gender Non-Conforming” (31 March). I’m the finale speaker of the “queering the collections” project, and the first to bring in images from trans visual artists, including Hans Scheirl, Pyuupiru, and Juliana Huxtable.
The blog post is titled, “Follow the Protagonist: Read more ›
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” (Study Days, A Room of One’s Own: Genders and Bodies in Art), organized by Crem and Team Praxitèle at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France
On January 21, 2016 my talk, “I’ll Be Your Crack’d Mirror: Socially Embedded Art Analysis of J. Jackie Baier (Berlin),” will take place in between performances by Read more ›
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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 Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Contemporary curator Viktor Misiano and decolonial scholar Madina Tlostavona have invited myself and some seven other speakers.
My talk will be on behalf of the tranimacies collective about our special journal issue with Angelaki: the journal for the theoretical humanities (fortcoming in 2017) called, “Tranimacies: Intimate Links between Animal and Trans* Studies.”
Through analysis of a number of different artworks, I respond to the question: Read more ›
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 two newspaper articles found here.
I first was asked to interview for a trans and non-binary gender debate piece in the Vonk weekend section of the Volkskrant, a national Dutch newspaper (3 October). From my quote there, I was invited to be interviewed for a profile of my current research, the Vital Art project on trans* visual activism. The profile came out in the regional paper, Leidsch Dagblad, in their Wednesday Science spread dedicated to Leiden area science news (14 October).
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Together with Aren Aizura and Kyla Schuller, I will be organizing a stream of panels on the topic “Affect and its Queer Intersections: Race, Trans*, and Biopolitics” at a very exciting conference this fall, October 14-17, 2015.
Affect Theory: Worldings | Tensions | Futures takes place at Miller’s University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is organized by the kickass team Gregory Seigworth, Heather Love and Lisa Marie Blackman. So CHECK IT OUT and remember: Monday 18 May is the deadline for ABSTRACTS to all of the streams… and please especially send in work for Stream #7. Read more ›