The Transgender Media Portal and Carleton University Film Studies invite you to a graduate student workshop by the Fulbright Canada Distinguished Research Chair of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University Cáel M. Keegan titled “Is Trans Representable?”
If trans is “not a thing or being, it is rather the processes through which thingness and beingness are constituted” (Hayward & Weinstein, 2015, p. 196), what does trans look like? Can trans ever be represented?
Join Cáel M. Keegan virtually on Friday, March 25th between 3:00pm-4:30pm for an informal conversation about research at the intersections of gender, media, visibility, aesthetics, ethics, and activism. This is your chance to chat with others about the challenges you encounter in your own research and to hear from Keegan about new directions in his research and the challenges he is encountering. You are also invited to attend Keegan’s talk the week prior, titled “Bad Trans Objects.”
All Carleton graduate students are welcome! Register here: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqdOuvqj0qHdSEnZeBy-_JzAgrR1Bl8Z2t
Cáel M. Keegan is the Fulbright Canada Distinguished Research Chair of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University and Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Grand Valley State University. He is author of Lana and Lilly Wachowski: Sensing Transgender (University of Illinois Press, 2018) and co-editor of Somatechnics 8.1 and the JCMS In Focus dossier, “Transing Cinema and Media Studies.” His writing has also appeared in Genders, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Mediekultur, The Journal of Homosexuality, The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Film Quarterly, and FLOW. Currently, he serves as Special Editor for Arts and Culture at Transgender Studies Quarterly.