We're going to talk about gender, y'all. What is it, who has it (is it even something you "have"?), and how is it failing us? Specifically, we'll read about performed masculinity as both an intro to and a way to GenderFuck the rest of our series.
Texts (optional, but encouraged):
"Boys of the Lex: Transgenderism and Rhetorics of Materiality" (Gayle Salamon) (Give yourselves a minute on this one, folks. It's dense)
"The Drag of Masculinity: An Interview with Jack Halberstam"
"On pronouns" (Jack Halberstam)
Gender Trouble and Undoing Gender (Judith Butler) - Foundational texts for gender studies. Dense AF.
"The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttransexual Manifesto" (Sandy Stone)
Genderqueer and Non-Binary Identities and Terminologies
Bibliography of Transgender Studies