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CFP: Journal of Visual Culture- Transgender Visual Cultures

Deadline April 01, 2019

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The last year has seen the publication of Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017), the exhibition Trigger: Gender as a Tool and Weapon and the first exclusively trans-focused panel at College Art Association (co-chaired by us, Cyle Metzger and Kirstin Ringelberg). As editors of a themed issue of the Journal of Visual Culture that focuses on transgender visual cultures, we are looking to build on the work done by these discursive events and expand the archive of materials that constitute trans and non-binary art history and visual culture. We are looking for contributions that will help grow the visual and material archives of trans cultural production by introducing readers to previously unknown images, objects, movements, and producers and addressing specific experiences of complex gender identity from a greater variety of geographic, religious, political, and historical contexts.

We welcome articles (of approximately 5,000 words) that take on a specific theme, collection, or figure within trans visual history and culture as well as shorter case studies (of approximately 1000-2000 words) that introduce specific images, objects, movements, or producers that have not yet received the attention they deserve.