TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

Announcement of Publication and First Call for Submissions

Announcement of Publication

General Editors Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker are pleased to
announce that TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly will be published by
Duke University Press, currently planned for launch in the first
quarter of 2014. TSQ aims to be the journal of record for the
interdisciplinary field of transgender studies, and to promote the
widest possible range of perspectives on transgender phenomena broadly
defined. Every issue of TSQ will be a specially themed issue that also
contains regularly recurring features such as reviews, interviews, and
opinion pieces.

The first four themes have been selected to highlight the scope and
diversity of the field:

• TSQ 1:1 will be a collection of short essays on key concepts in
transgender studies, “Postposttransexual: Terms for a 21st Century
Transgender Studies.”

• TSQ 1:2, “Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary,” will explore
cross-cultural analysis of sex/gender variation, and bring transgender
studies into critical engagement with ethnography and anthropology.

• TSQ 1:3, “Making Transgender Count,” co-edited with the Williams
Institute’s GENIUSS group (Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance), will
tackle such issues as population studies, demography, epidemiology,
and quantitative methods.

• TSQ 1:4 “Trans Cultural Production,” will be devoted to the arts,
film, literature, and performance.

CFPs for TSQ 1:2-4 will be issued in the months ahead. Proposals for
issues starting with TSQ 2:1 (2015) are welcome at any time, and will
be reviewed on an on-going basis. Please send inquiries to

Call for Submissions for TSQ 1:1 (2014)

We invite submissions of short pieces (250-1500 words) for the
inaugural issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly,
“Postposttransexual: Terms for a 21st Century Transgender Studies,” to
be published by Duke University Press and planned for launch in the
first quarter of 2014. Our intention is to showcase a wide range of
viewpoints on the present state of the field by bringing together
fresh thoughts and informed opinion about current concepts, key terms,
recurring themes, familiar problems, and hot topics in the field. Each
piece should have a title consisting of a single word or short phrase
describing its content; the volume will be organized alphabetically by
that title.

Articles may be written in the style of a mini-essay, as in Raymond
Williams’ classic Keywords; as a factual encyclopedia-style article
such as might be found on Wikipedia; as a capsule review of
transgender-related developments in a particular field (archeology,
musicology), geographical location (Iran, Taiwan), or a topic
(pornography, psychoanalysis). Creative interpretations of the
required form are also welcome. However, each article must address the
topic under discussion in relation to some aspect of transgender
studies or transgender phenomena.

Contributors are free to propose topics of their own, or to choose
from the following suggestions of key terms and concepts: ability,
abject, activism,

administration, aesthetics, agency, aging, affect, anarchy, animal,
anti-heteronormativity, architectonic, archive, asexual, assemblage,
authentic, becoming, bureaucracy, binary, biology, biopolitics,
biotechnology, bisexual, body, body part, border, built environment,
burlesque, capital, castration, children, choice, class, clinic,
colonization, color, commodity, commons, community, condition,
construction, cosmetic, cross-dressing, cut, dance, death drive,
decadence, decolonize, deconstruction, degenerate, desire,
deterritorialization, diagnosis, diaspora, difference, digital,
disability, discipline, discrimination, diversity, drugs, embodiment,
empire, employment, epistemology, erotic, error, essence, ethics,
ethnology, ethnic, ethology, etiology, eugenics, exception, exotic,
experiment, fake, fantasy, fashion, feeling, feminist, fetish, film,
forensics, freedom, fundamentalism, futurity, gay, gender,
gender-variant, genderqueer, genetic, genitals, gesture, global,
habit, haptic, hate crime, haunting, health, HIV/AIDS, homophobia,
homosexuality, hormones, hybrid, hygiene, ICD, identity, indigeneity,
information, incarceration, institutionalization, interdisciplinary,
intersex, jouissance, joy, justice, LGBT, labor, lack, language, law,
lesbian, liberation, man, Man, marriage, materiality, media, medicine,
memory, migration, misogyny, modernity, monster, morphogenesis,
movement, murder, mutilate, necropolitics, network, NGO, non-Western,
normal, object, objectification, occupy, ontology, open, organ,
origin, original, originary, paradigm, pathology, pedagogy,
performativity, performance, pharmaceutical, phenomena, phenomenon,
posthuman, policy, political economy, popular culture, population,
pornography, poverty, power, practice, premodern, progress, privilege,
prostitution, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychosis, public, queer,
race, racialization, reality, reform, religion, resistance, revolt,
revolution, representation, reproduction, reterritorialization,
rhizome, rights, riot, ritual, sacrality, science, science fiction,
segregation, sense, sensorium, separatism, sex, sexuality, smell,
somatechnics, sound, space, state, sterilization, subaltern, subject,
surgery, surveillance, swarm, taste, technique, temporality, terror,
third, toilet, touch, trafficking, trans-, transgender, translation,
transphobia, transnational, transspecies, transsexual, transversal,
transvestite, underground, victim, virtual, vitality, visuality,
violence, voice, WPATH, whiteness, will, woman, work, X,
xenotransplantation, youth, zoontology.

To be considered for publication, please submit a one-paragraph
proposal to tsqjournal@gmail.com, stating the term or concept you’d
like to write on, the estimated length of the article, a brief
indication of your approach or main idea, and a brief identification
of yourself and your qualifications for addressing the topic.

Inquiries are due by Tuesday September 4, 2012; submissions will be
due by December 3, 2012, and final revisions will be due by March 4,

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