'Who's making the rules?'
Emerging trans voices in comics
Wednesday 17th January 2024
FAB (room and time TBC)
This event is set up as a reading group led by Dr Ash Kayte StokoeLink opens in a new window from the University of Birmingham. We will be exploring trans representations in contemporary comics, questioning their role in sustaining or disrupting the idea of the good trans object, one that 'fold[s] transness into the visual economy of existing normative media', 'minimizing the threat that transgender embodiment poses to the dominant models of gender and sex upon which realist, mediated worlds rely' (Cáel M. Keegan, 2022). We will be looking at specific comics examples. Links to extracts to these will be circulated in the next few weeks. For that reason, we kindly ask you to please send us an email to express your interest in participating to firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is open to students, PGRs and staff of all levels. No prior knowledge of comic books or trans studies is required, just curiosity and enthusiasm!
This event aims to be an inclusive space and no transphobic, homophobic, misogynistic, ableist, racist or xenophobic discussions will be tolerated.
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We hope we can see many of you there!