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Understanding the emotion of shame in transgender individuals – some insight from Kafka

Both clinical literature and biographical accounts suggest that many transgender individuals experience shame or have experienced shame at some point in their life for reasons related to their gender identity. In clinical psychology, at least until the 1960s, shame has not received much attention; focus was on guilt and shame was regarded mainly as a…

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“Mix-Ups, Messes, Confinements, and Double-Dealings”: Transgendered Performances in Three Novels by Louise Erdrich

ouise Erdrich ‘s early poem “The Strange People” portrays a dynamic understanding of gender echoed inmany of her later fictiveworks.1 Narrated by a speaker who is half antelope, half woman, the poem details the relationship between a masculine hunter and his feminine prey.The antelope-woman isnotwounded by her hunter’s weapons, as his bullets merely “enter and…

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Lana and Lilly Wachowski

Lana and Lilly Wachowski have redefined the technically and topically possible while joyfully defying audience expectations. Visionary films like The Matrix trilogy and Cloud Atlas have made them the world’s most influential transgender media producers, and their coming out retroactively put trans* aesthetics at the very center of popular American culture. Cáel M. Keegan views…

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We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics

A collection of formally inventive writing by trans poets against capital and empire. Editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel offer We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics as an experiment into how far literature, written from an identitarian standpoint, can go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands. Writing…

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Exploring Means of Transgender Agency through Aesthetic Theory and Practice

This essay explores the complex relationship between gender and aesthetics, namely through the lens of the transgender movement. After a brief study of the challenges related to the history of gender variance and normativity, the essay will follow the trajectory of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, focusing primarily on the conception of the sublime, and move…