Transgender Studies Quarterly Call For Submissions

TransGriot Note: When I had dinner with Dr. Stryker during my University of Arizona speaking event back in February we briefly talked about this upcoming project and a lot of other subjects.  Glad to hear the TSQ journal is finally ready to roll out and happen in 2014 and may have to put something together for it.

SQ: 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:

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

• 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.

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.

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.

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, 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,
, and final revisions will be due by March 4, 2013.

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