By Emilia Marcyk
Current scholarship and academic news addressing LGBTQIA identities and concerns, of interest to librarians, educators, and information professionals.
Lodge, Reid. “Trans Sites of Self-Exploration: From Print Autobiographies to Blogs.” Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, vol. 2, no. 1, 2017, pp. 49–71. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/qsmpc.2.1.49_1
An examination of gender as expressed by trans men through three published works, and two newer blogs. The author contrasts the ‘second’ and ‘third’ wave of trans activism, as demonstrated by the texts.
Ware, Syrus Marcus. “All Power to All People?” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, 2017, pp. 170–180. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/23289252-3814961
What works are considered “archivable?” The author looks at the ways that minoritized and indigenous identities have been erased from white trans archives and histories, and suggests alternate ways forward.
Are you located in London? Then the free event “Non-Binary in Tech” might be for you. From the event webpage:
Non Binary in Tech is a free one-day event that focuses on highlighting the amazing work of people who identify partly or solely outside of the gender binary in the technology industry.
It will be an accessible event that is free for everyone to attend and will feature talks, panels and networking. The event is open to people regardless of gender identity. If you feel like you would benefit from the event we would love to see you.
The event will take place on July 27 at Goldsmiths, University of London. You can register for more information on the event website.
The event is also looking for speakers who identify as non-binary. Act now if this interests you, since applications close June 1.
Call for Contributions
The journal Queer Media Studies is looking for reviewers for a variety of books and other media products. More information is available on the journal website.