Marty Fink

Marty Fink
Ryerson University · Department of Professional Communication

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This paper will examine Choir Boy (2005), a trans coming-of-age novel by Charlie Anders, to disrupt historically rooted medical narratives of gender transition. Through a disability studies lens, this paper locates vocal performance as a means of speaking back to gatekeeping practices held in place by medical authorities since the inception of tran...
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This article revisits the unpublished letters of In the Life editor and black gay community organizer Joseph Beam. The seven-year correspondence between Beam and his prisoner penpal Kenyatta Ombaka Baki, demonstrates the intimacies that can be sustained through textual exchange. I return to the archival remediation of these letters to argue that qu...
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For transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender nonconforming people, emergent media technologies offer new outlets for self-representation, outlets that often last for only a brief moment. This article examines trans culture on the website Tumblr during the period from March 2011, when the authors began researching the platform, to May 2013,...
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Looking to Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's graphic novel Skim, and the digital It Gets Fatter (IGF) project, this article locates fatness and eating as transgressive forms of disabled embodiment. Although fat representation in Skim occurs subtly in the narrative's images rather than explicitly in the accompanying words, visual fatness—the crux of IGF—c...
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This article reads Octavia Butler's "Fledgling" (2005) as an opportunity to reconsider the literary function of the vampire as a metaphor for HIV/AIDS. Drawing on a framework of queer theory and on a consideration of Butler's larger body of work, this analysis uses science fiction to locate the pandemic as a contemporary moment within a long histor...

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