Rural Reading Riot
Time & Location
About the Event
This free program will start off with a tour of the current exhibtion, A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: An Intergalactic Reading Room. We will then settle into the reading room to discuss "It Can Grow!" by Trish Salah from the anthology MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE: Science Fiction and Fantacy from Transgender Writers ed. by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett, while we munch on some goodies!
Content Warning: Swearing, Rape.
Trish Salah works in the area of transnational studies in gender, sexuality, race and minority cultural production. Her current SSHRC funded program of research, Towards a Trans Minor Literature, is an inquiry into the aesthetic and political projects of trans, transsexual, genderqueer and two-spirit writers. That program develops critical contexts for reading and interpreting trans literature through collective and open ended, trans centred dialogues, interviews and conferences such as the recent Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism and Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres.
Her first book of poetry, Wanting in Arabic, , investigates the inscription of diasporic trans and queer subjectivities and the social, rhetorical and desiring labour of minority community formation. Her second book, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1, employs the lyric as a lens to read transgender fantasies encoded in feminist, autobiographical, anthropological, sexological and psychoanalytic archives.