Faculty News: Trans Visual Culture Conversation!

Join Professor Jill Casid in honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Journal of Visual Culture and celebrating the recent themed issue on transgender art and visual culture studies. The event is Saturday 20th November 2021, 11 AM-2 PM CT. Contributors to the journal Kara Carmack (UT-Austin), Sascha Crasnow (Michigan), and Stamatina Gregory (Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art) guest editors Kirstin Ringelberg (Elon U.) and Cyle Metzger (Bradley U.); editorial board member Jill Casid (University of Wisconsin-Madison); and respondent Jack Halberstam (Columbia U.) discuss trans visual culture now.

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Journal of Visual Culture and its recent themed issue on new work in transgender art and visual culture studies (guest edited by Metzger and Ringelberg).

For the event, contributors to the journal (writers and editors) and respondent Jack Halberstam share their thoughts on trans visual culture now, and consider what it is to write trans visual culture as well as live in relation to transness. As this event happens to fall on ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ and given the fraught or ambivalent feelings that many of us have about such a day, we will also take the occasion to talk about ways of untethering trans visibility from what is lethal to trans viability.

Register here.