Description: This roundtable draws inspiration from the presidential theme, Textual Transactions, while forcing the pun as a provocation. Panelists present a diversity of positions, ideas, and objects, trans*acting with genres, modes of textuality, and materiality. Presenters find different pathways for various “trans*actions”—negotiating varied theories, archives, and practices that draw on trans* embodiment, racialized gender spectrums, and the human sensorium.
Octavio R. González, Wellesley C
Chris Coffman, U of Alaska, Fairbanks
Harris Kornstein, New York U
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell U
Jeanne Vaccaro, U of California, Davis
Marta Vicente, U of Kansas
Kadji Amin, Emory U