The Challenge of Trans*historicities

On Thursday, March 23rd, noon ET, l will discuss the challenge of putting trans*historicities into practice in our research and teaching as part of a session sponsored by the ECR (Early Career Researcher) French Nineteenth-Century Art Network.

In their 2018 TSQ article, “Trans, Time, and History,” Leah Devun and Zeb Tortorici think about the potential for transgender history if scholars were to employ historicity: an approach that considers the relationship between the past, present, and future. As a case study, I will reflect upon the successes and failures of my recent seminar Nonconforming Before Genderqueer at the Cooper Union, which largely focused on the eighteenth until the early-twentieth centuries.