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Bobby Noble

Department of English
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Associate Professor
English and Cultural Studies
 
Office: 132 Founders College
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20897
Emailbnoble@yorku.ca
 
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   Area of Specialization

Gender, Transgender Studies; Sexuality Studies



Degrees

PhD. English, York University
M.A. English, University of Alberta
B.A. , University of Alberta
Professional Leadership

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION

Conference Organizing
2005 – 2006. Vice- President, Secretary, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2005 – 06. Program Committee (Special: Queer and Trans Studies Caucus). Canadian Women’s Studies Association.
2002 – 2004. President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2003. Vice President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association

Editorial/Advisory
2007. Editorial Board Member, Journal of LGBT Youth: The Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Research, Policy, Practice, and Theory
2005 – 06. (Acting) Editor. Torquere: The Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association.
2005. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education.
2000. Guest Editor Fireweed. Special Issue: Trans Scribes: Writing from Transsexual and Transgender Communities. August 2000 Issue 69.

Adjudications
2007. Mark S. Bonham Scholarship Adjudication Committee,
(Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival Executive Committee)

Manuscript reviewing for journals, scholarly presses
2010. Manuscript Reader. University of Toronto Press. Routledge. Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture.
2009. Manuscript Reader. University of Toronto Press.
Manuscript Reviewer. Feminist Studies. Chicago, IL.
Manuscript Reviewer. English Studies in Canada. Edmonton, AB.
Manuscript Reviewer. PMLA.
Monograph Reader. Oxford University Press.
2008. Manuscript Reader. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. University of Tulsa. USA.
2007. Manuscript Reviewer. Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes. Canada
2007. Reviewer. Body and Society. Sage Publications. UK.
2006 – 2008. Manuscript Reviewer. University of Toronto Press.
2004. Reviewer. Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, UK). Special Queer Issue.
2004. Manuscript Reviewer. Sexuality Studies Imprint. University of British Columbia Press.
2003 – 2005. Book Review Editor. Torquere: The Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association.
2000. Advisory Board. Strange Fruit: A Literary Journal. Toronto.
1997. Editor, Indexer Un/Popular Cultures: Lesbian Writing Since the Sex Wars. Kathleen Martindale. Posthumously. New York: State University of New York Press. 1997.

Membership in Professional Organizations
2006 – 2010. Member, Modern Language Association
Member, Canadian Women’s Studies Association
Member, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies
Member, ACCUTE
2005 – 2006. Vice- President, Secretary, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2005 – 06. Program Committee (Special: Queer and Trans Studies Caucus). Canadian Women’s Studies Association.
2002 – 2004. President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2003. Vice President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2005 – 2006. Vice- President, Secretary, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2004. President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2003. Vice President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2000 – Present. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies
2000 – Present. Canadian Women’s Studies Association
1998 – Present. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
1997 – Present. Modern Language Association
1996 – 98. Program Chair, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
1996 – 1997. Board Member, Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies



Research Interests

Gender; Transgender; Queer Theory; Porn Studies; Feminist Theory; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Whiteness

All Publications

Books

Sons of the Movement: FtMs Risking In-Coherence On a Post-Queer Cultural Landscape? . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press/Women’s Press, 2006. (143p)

Masculinities Without Men? University of British Columbia Press. February, 2004. Selected as Choice Outstanding Title, 2004. (180p)

The Drag King Anthology. Co-edited With Donna Troka and Kathleen LeBesco. Harrington Press. July 2003. Finalist for Lambda Literary Award, 2004. Honorable Mention for the CLAGSA (The Centre of Lesbian and Gay Studies) 2004 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies (USA). (346p)

Book Chapters

“Strange Sisters and Odd(er) Fellows: Trans Activisms as Anti-Racist Pedagogy.” Activist Scholarship: Social Movements and Emancipatory Knowledge. Eds. Margo Okazawa-Rey and Julia Sudbury. Colorado: Paradigm Publishers, 2009. 149-168.

“Strange Sisters and Funny Boys In No Man’s Land: Still Thinking Sex Twenty-Six Years Later.” Feminist Issues: Race, Class and Sexuality. Fifth Edition. Ed. Nancy Mandell. Toronto: Pearson Education, 2009. 110 – 130.

“Making It Like a Drag King: Female to Male Masculinities and the Trans Cultures of Boyhood.” Critical InQueery. The Ashgate
 Research Companion to Queer Theory. Eds. Noreen Giffney and Michael O’Rourke. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2009. 144 – 169.

“Sons of the Movement: Feminism, Female Masculinity and FTM Transsexual Men.” Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women Studies Reader. 3rd Edition by Barbara Crow and Lise Gotell, Pearson Education. 2008.

“Refusing To Make Sense: Mapping the In-Coherences of Trans.” Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies. Noreen Giffney, Editor. (Harrington Press, 2007)

“Queer as Box: The Dildo Debates and Lesbian Representational Politics on Queer as Folk.” In, Jane Puts It In a Box: Third Wave Feminist Television Studies. Ed. Merri Lisa Johnson. New York: I. B. Tauris/Palgrave/MacMillan, Ltd., 2007, 148-65.

“Trans?” “Butch?” “Man?”: On the Political Necessities of Trans In-Coherence.” Self-Organizing Men: Conscious Masculinities in Time and Space. Ed. Jay Sennett. Philadelphia: Homofactus Press. 2006, 149-74.

"Our Bodies are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment ". In, Trans/Forming Feminisms, ed. Krista Scott-Dixon. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006, 95-103.

Entries on Canadian Queer and Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered culture and history. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Queer Culture. David Gerstner, editor. New York and London: Routledge 2006.

“Pedagogies Of The Impossible.” Feminisms and Womanisms: A Woman’s Studies Reader. Ed. Althea Prince and Susan Silva-Wayne. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc. November 2004.

“Seeing Double, Thinking Twice: Toronto Drag Kings and (Re-) Articulations of Masculinity. ” The Drag King Anthology. Donna Troka, Kathleen LeBesco and Jean Noble, editors. Harrington Press, 2003, 251-61.

Butch-Femme (history, debate, etc.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. Lorraine Code, editor. London: Routledge, 2000.

" 'Death is Power's Limit': Risking Impertinence in an Age of Epidemic." Sexualities and Social Action: Inside the Academy and Out. Janice Ristock and Catherine Taylor, editors. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, 267-291.

"What's the Diff? The Socio-political Economy of Gender Ambiguity -- Business as Usual?" A Reader in Feminist Ethics, Debra Shogan, editor. Toronto: Canadian Scholar's Press, 1992, 263-75.

Journal Articles

“Trans Sex in the City: On the Terrors of the Trans Body.” Women and Environments, International. Toronto: York University, 2009. 12 – 14.

“Trans-Culture in the (White) City. Taking a Pass on a Queer Neighbourhood.” NO MORE POTLUCKS. ISSUE #3: EGO. May/June. 2009. www.nomorepotlucks.org

“Refusing To Make Sense: Mapping the In-Coherences of Trans.” The Journal Of Lesbian Studies. Special Issue: Lesbian Studies in the 21st Century. Volume 11, Numbers 1/2 and 3/4., 2007. 167-175.

“The P Word: Trans Men, Stone Butches and the Politics of Penetration." Sexy Feminisms? Trans-formations in Feminist Sexuality Studies. " Vol. 31, No. 2, Special Issue of Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes. Guest Editors: Susanna Luhmann and Rachel Warburton. 2007. 16-23.

“Strange Sisters and Boy Kings: Post-Queer Tranz-Gendered Bodies in Performance.” Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme. Special Issue: Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Transsexual / Transgender Sexualities. Winter 2005, Vol. 24, No. 2,3, 164-70; republished in Critical Perspectives on English Canadian Drama and Theatre. Volume 7: Queer Theatre in Canada. edited by Dr. Rosalind Kerr. 2007. 160-9.

“Sons of the Movement: Feminism, Female Masculinity and FTM Transsexual Men.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes. Spring 2005. 21-28.

“Boys Do Cry: Epistemologies of a Pronoun.” Torquere: The Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Volume 3, 2001. 27-54.

"Bound: Lesbian Desire and Hollywood" Film Criticism. Winter 1998. 1-21

"Bound and Invested: Lesbian Desire Hollywood Ethnography." Cine-Action: Radical Film Criticism and Theory. Number 45 1998.

"Passionate Fictions: Female Masculinity From The Well of Loneliness to Stone Butch Blues." Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation Sur La Recherché Feministe. Volume 25 Numbers 3 & 4 1997.

"Butch, Femme, and the Woman-Identified Woman: Ménage-à-trois of the '90s?" Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme. Spring 1996. Special Issue: "Lesbians and Politics."

"(Im) Possible Nations: Chrystos and Lesbian Poetry from the Borders." Tessera. 18 (Summer 1995).

Conference Papers

“Gender Panicked: Trans- Disciplined. Meditations on Feminist Fundamentalism.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Congress 2010. Montreal. May 29 - 31, 2010.

““Beyond Bodies / After Borders: Female-to-Male Transgender Subjectivities and the Unruliness of Trans Embodiment.” Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging Conference”. Birkbeck College, University of London, 30 June – 2 July, 2010, London, UK.

“Beyond Bodies / After Borders: Female-to-Male Transsexual Men and the Epistemologies of Trans Manhood.” American Men’s Studies Association. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada. April 3 – 5, 2009.

“The P Word: Female to Male Transgendered Men and the (Trans-) Bio-Politics of Penetration.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. June 1-3, 2008. UBC, Vancouver.

Invited Panelist. “What Can Art Do?: Cultural Production in an Age of Empire.” Queer Here/Queer Now, Symposium. Co-Sponsored by VTape, Toronto and Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival. 17 May, 2008.

Invited Author. Writing Outside the Margins: Queer Literary Festival. (Sons of the Movement) . 26 August 2007. Toronto, ON.

Invited Lecture. “Sons of the Movement.” Brock University. St. Catharines, ON. March 30, 2007.

Invited Lecture. “The P Word: Stone Butches, FTM Masculinity and the Politics of Penetration.” Critical Studies in Sexuality, UBC. Vancouver, BC. Feb 14, 2007.

Key Note Address. Illusions of Identity: Resisting (Beyond) Identity Politics. Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. University of Western Ontario. London, ON. October 15 & 16. 2006.

Key Note Address. FtM 2006: A Gender Odyssey. Seattle, USA. September, 2006.

Plenary Session. Chair and Organizer. “Trans Feminisms: Trans Gendered Bodies in Theory; Activisms; Adjudications” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. York University. Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2006.

Invited Lecture. “Sons of the Movement: (Trans) Feminisms, Female Masculinity and Female to Male (FTM) Transsexual Men.” Critical Studies in Sexuality Department. University of British Columbia. Vancouver. 7 February, 2006.

Invited Panelist. “Anti-racist Whiteness and Trans Masculinities.” Transformations: The Politics of Women’s Studies. Simon Fraser University. Vancouver. 10 February 2005.

Key Note Address. International Drag King Extravaganza and Conference 7. Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 2005. (By Invitation)

“Queering the Gender Line: Drag Kings, Strange Sisters and Other Queer Paradoxes.” Gender and Canadian Values in the 21st Century. Brandon University. Brandon Manitoba. August 12-14, 2005. (Invited to Conference)

Co-Organizer and Panelist. “Against Proper Objects: Sexuality Studies, Feminism and Queer Theory.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario, May 29, 2005.

“Sons of the Movement: FtMs Trans/Forming Feminism.” Critical Studies in Sexuality. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC. Feb. 7, 2005.

“Our Bodies are Not Ourselves: Transsexual Men and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment.” TRANS/POSITIONS: Transnational, Transgender, Transdisciplinary, Transcultural. A Conference On Feminist Inquiry In Transit. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. April 7-9, 2005.

“Transgendered Men and FTMs: UnMaking Queer Manhoods.” Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 2004.

“Making It Like a Drag King.” Making It Like a Man! A Cultural Studies Conference. Regina, June 2004.

“Sons of the Movement.” Women's Studies Program and the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women/Le Centre McGill de recherche et d'enseignement sur les femmes. McGill University. Montreal, QB. Feb. 19, 2004.

“Pedagogies of the Impossible: Anti-Disciplinarity in a Cultural Studies Context.” Canadian Association of Cultural Studies. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Dalhousie University. May 2003.

“Sons of the Movement: Feminism, Female Masculinity and FTM Transsexual Men.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Dalhousie University. June 2003.

‘Zoom, Zoom Imaginaries,’ and the Trans-Formations of Boyhood/Manhood in Mazda Television Commercials.” Masculinities without Men Panel. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto. May 2002.

“Boys Do Cry: Epistemologies of a Pronoun.” Popular Culture Association. Toronto, March 2002.

“Seeking Similarities; Finding Difference. No Man’s Land in Stone Butch Blues and Boys Don’t Cry.” Lecture in Women, Sexuality and Gender. University of Toronto. Dr. Morgan Holmes. March 2001.

“En-Gendering Sexuality and Race: Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Midnight.” Moderator and Panelist. Discussion (author in attendance) co-sponsored by Sexual Diversity Studies Program of the University of Toronto; The Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies; and the Toronto Women’s Bookstore. Nov. 18, 2000.

“Seeing Double: Thinking Twice. Toronto’s Drag Kings and Queer Performances of Whiteness.” First International Drag King Conference and Showcase. Ohio State University. Columbus Ohio. October 15-17, 1999.

"Epistemologies of a 'Slash': Butch/Femme as No-Man's Land in Stone Butch Blues." Lecture in EN2850 An Introduction to Gender Studies. York University. March 1999.

"Bound and Invested: Lesbian Desire Hollywood Ethnography." Gay and Lesbian Writing Since World War II. Allegheny College. Pennsylvania. May 4-6, 1997.

"'Looking for Trouble': Toronto's Drag Kings and a Queer, Postmodern Performance of Masculinity." Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Third Annual Conference. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Brock University. St. Catharines, Ontario. June 4-5, 1996.

"Passionate Fictions: Female Masculinity From The Well of Loneliness to Stone Butch Blues." Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Université de Québec à Montréal. June 3-4, 1995.

"Troubling Subjects: Notes Toward a Poetics of Lesbian Autobiography." 1994 Graduate English Colloquium, York University, Toronto. March 17 - 18, York University. 1994.

"A Queer Performance of Gender: Sexuality, Identity and Lesbian Representational Politics." (first chapter of M.A. thesis) 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies Conference for Graduate Students, York University, Toronto, March 11, 1994.

Professional Journal Articles

“Is Trans the New Butch.” Fab Magazine. Toronto: April, 2005. (By Invitation)

Book Reviews

“Queer as Fuck: Long Live Pussyboy !!” Review of Trans Mission-Get Your Motor Runnin’. Works by Alec Butler. A Space Main Gallery and Inner Space. Fuse Magazine: Art Media Politics. Vol. 27. No. 1. 2004.

“The Encyclopedia Of Lesbian History and Culture.” Girlfriends Magazine. October 1999.

"Days of Masquerade: Life Stories of Lesbians During the Third Reich." Book Review. Oral History Review. Winter 1997.

"Shame! It is a Shame!" Review: Your John: The Love Letters of Radclyffe Hall. Joanne Glasgow, editor. and Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits. Terry Castle. The Lesbian Review of Books. Vol IV, no. 1 / Fall 1997.

"The Politics, Poetics and (Im)Possibilities of Place: New Canadian Lesbian Fictions." Review: In Another Place, Not Here, Dionne Brand; Fall on Your Knees, Anne-Marie Macdonald. The Lesbian Review of Books. November 1996

"Lesbianism ... Postmodernism." Review Essay: The Lesbian Postmodern. Laura Doan, editor. in The Lesbian Review of Books. Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1995.

"The Professionalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: Postmodern or Postmovement?". Review Essay: Tilting the Tower: Lesbians Teaching Queer Subjects. Linda Garber, editor. in The Lesbian Review of Books. Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1994.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming. Key Note Speaker: “Transgender Studies”. Crossroads in Cultural Studies 9th Bi-Annual Conference. University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. July 2 – 6, 2012.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2014 AP/EN1002 3.0  Intertextualities LECT Course Website 
Winter 2014 AP/EN2012 3.0  Gender Studies II SEMR Course Website 


Area of Specialization

Gender, Transgender Studies; Sexuality Studies


Degrees

PhD. English, York University
M.A. English, University of Alberta
B.A. , University of Alberta

Professional Leadership

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION

Conference Organizing
2005 – 2006. Vice- President, Secretary, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2005 – 06. Program Committee (Special: Queer and Trans Studies Caucus). Canadian Women’s Studies Association.
2002 – 2004. President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2003. Vice President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association

Editorial/Advisory
2007. Editorial Board Member, Journal of LGBT Youth: The Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Research, Policy, Practice, and Theory
2005 – 06. (Acting) Editor. Torquere: The Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association.
2005. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education.
2000. Guest Editor Fireweed. Special Issue: Trans Scribes: Writing from Transsexual and Transgender Communities. August 2000 Issue 69.

Adjudications
2007. Mark S. Bonham Scholarship Adjudication Committee,
(Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival Executive Committee)

Manuscript reviewing for journals, scholarly presses
2010. Manuscript Reader. University of Toronto Press. Routledge. Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture.
2009. Manuscript Reader. University of Toronto Press.
Manuscript Reviewer. Feminist Studies. Chicago, IL.
Manuscript Reviewer. English Studies in Canada. Edmonton, AB.
Manuscript Reviewer. PMLA.
Monograph Reader. Oxford University Press.
2008. Manuscript Reader. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. University of Tulsa. USA.
2007. Manuscript Reviewer. Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes. Canada
2007. Reviewer. Body and Society. Sage Publications. UK.
2006 – 2008. Manuscript Reviewer. University of Toronto Press.
2004. Reviewer. Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, UK). Special Queer Issue.
2004. Manuscript Reviewer. Sexuality Studies Imprint. University of British Columbia Press.
2003 – 2005. Book Review Editor. Torquere: The Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association.
2000. Advisory Board. Strange Fruit: A Literary Journal. Toronto.
1997. Editor, Indexer Un/Popular Cultures: Lesbian Writing Since the Sex Wars. Kathleen Martindale. Posthumously. New York: State University of New York Press. 1997.

Membership in Professional Organizations
2006 – 2010. Member, Modern Language Association
Member, Canadian Women’s Studies Association
Member, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies
Member, ACCUTE
2005 – 2006. Vice- President, Secretary, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2005 – 06. Program Committee (Special: Queer and Trans Studies Caucus). Canadian Women’s Studies Association.
2002 – 2004. President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2003. Vice President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2005 – 2006. Vice- President, Secretary, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2004. President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2002 – 2003. Vice President, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
2000 – Present. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies
2000 – Present. Canadian Women’s Studies Association
1998 – Present. Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
1997 – Present. Modern Language Association
1996 – 98. Program Chair, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association
1996 – 1997. Board Member, Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies



Research Interests:

Gender; Transgender; Queer Theory; Porn Studies; Feminist Theory; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Whiteness

All Publications

Books

Sons of the Movement: FtMs Risking In-Coherence On a Post-Queer Cultural Landscape? . Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press/Women’s Press, 2006. (143p)

Masculinities Without Men? University of British Columbia Press. February, 2004. Selected as Choice Outstanding Title, 2004. (180p)

The Drag King Anthology. Co-edited With Donna Troka and Kathleen LeBesco. Harrington Press. July 2003. Finalist for Lambda Literary Award, 2004. Honorable Mention for the CLAGSA (The Centre of Lesbian and Gay Studies) 2004 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies (USA). (346p)

Book Chapters

“Strange Sisters and Odd(er) Fellows: Trans Activisms as Anti-Racist Pedagogy.” Activist Scholarship: Social Movements and Emancipatory Knowledge. Eds. Margo Okazawa-Rey and Julia Sudbury. Colorado: Paradigm Publishers, 2009. 149-168.

“Strange Sisters and Funny Boys In No Man’s Land: Still Thinking Sex Twenty-Six Years Later.” Feminist Issues: Race, Class and Sexuality. Fifth Edition. Ed. Nancy Mandell. Toronto: Pearson Education, 2009. 110 – 130.

“Making It Like a Drag King: Female to Male Masculinities and the Trans Cultures of Boyhood.” Critical InQueery. The Ashgate
 Research Companion to Queer Theory. Eds. Noreen Giffney and Michael O’Rourke. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2009. 144 – 169.

“Sons of the Movement: Feminism, Female Masculinity and FTM Transsexual Men.” Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women Studies Reader. 3rd Edition by Barbara Crow and Lise Gotell, Pearson Education. 2008.

“Refusing To Make Sense: Mapping the In-Coherences of Trans.” Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies. Noreen Giffney, Editor. (Harrington Press, 2007)

“Queer as Box: The Dildo Debates and Lesbian Representational Politics on Queer as Folk.” In, Jane Puts It In a Box: Third Wave Feminist Television Studies. Ed. Merri Lisa Johnson. New York: I. B. Tauris/Palgrave/MacMillan, Ltd., 2007, 148-65.

“Trans?” “Butch?” “Man?”: On the Political Necessities of Trans In-Coherence.” Self-Organizing Men: Conscious Masculinities in Time and Space. Ed. Jay Sennett. Philadelphia: Homofactus Press. 2006, 149-74.

"Our Bodies are Not Ourselves: Tranny Guys and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment ". In, Trans/Forming Feminisms, ed. Krista Scott-Dixon. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006, 95-103.

Entries on Canadian Queer and Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered culture and history. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Queer Culture. David Gerstner, editor. New York and London: Routledge 2006.

“Pedagogies Of The Impossible.” Feminisms and Womanisms: A Woman’s Studies Reader. Ed. Althea Prince and Susan Silva-Wayne. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc. November 2004.

“Seeing Double, Thinking Twice: Toronto Drag Kings and (Re-) Articulations of Masculinity. ” The Drag King Anthology. Donna Troka, Kathleen LeBesco and Jean Noble, editors. Harrington Press, 2003, 251-61.

Butch-Femme (history, debate, etc.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories. Lorraine Code, editor. London: Routledge, 2000.

" 'Death is Power's Limit': Risking Impertinence in an Age of Epidemic." Sexualities and Social Action: Inside the Academy and Out. Janice Ristock and Catherine Taylor, editors. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998, 267-291.

"What's the Diff? The Socio-political Economy of Gender Ambiguity -- Business as Usual?" A Reader in Feminist Ethics, Debra Shogan, editor. Toronto: Canadian Scholar's Press, 1992, 263-75.

Journal Articles

“Trans Sex in the City: On the Terrors of the Trans Body.” Women and Environments, International. Toronto: York University, 2009. 12 – 14.

“Trans-Culture in the (White) City. Taking a Pass on a Queer Neighbourhood.” NO MORE POTLUCKS. ISSUE #3: EGO. May/June. 2009. www.nomorepotlucks.org

“Refusing To Make Sense: Mapping the In-Coherences of Trans.” The Journal Of Lesbian Studies. Special Issue: Lesbian Studies in the 21st Century. Volume 11, Numbers 1/2 and 3/4., 2007. 167-175.

“The P Word: Trans Men, Stone Butches and the Politics of Penetration." Sexy Feminisms? Trans-formations in Feminist Sexuality Studies. " Vol. 31, No. 2, Special Issue of Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes. Guest Editors: Susanna Luhmann and Rachel Warburton. 2007. 16-23.

“Strange Sisters and Boy Kings: Post-Queer Tranz-Gendered Bodies in Performance.” Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme. Special Issue: Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Transsexual / Transgender Sexualities. Winter 2005, Vol. 24, No. 2,3, 164-70; republished in Critical Perspectives on English Canadian Drama and Theatre. Volume 7: Queer Theatre in Canada. edited by Dr. Rosalind Kerr. 2007. 160-9.

“Sons of the Movement: Feminism, Female Masculinity and FTM Transsexual Men.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal / Revue d'Etudes sur les femmes. Spring 2005. 21-28.

“Boys Do Cry: Epistemologies of a Pronoun.” Torquere: The Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Volume 3, 2001. 27-54.

"Bound: Lesbian Desire and Hollywood" Film Criticism. Winter 1998. 1-21

"Bound and Invested: Lesbian Desire Hollywood Ethnography." Cine-Action: Radical Film Criticism and Theory. Number 45 1998.

"Passionate Fictions: Female Masculinity From The Well of Loneliness to Stone Butch Blues." Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation Sur La Recherché Feministe. Volume 25 Numbers 3 & 4 1997.

"Butch, Femme, and the Woman-Identified Woman: Ménage-à-trois of the '90s?" Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme. Spring 1996. Special Issue: "Lesbians and Politics."

"(Im) Possible Nations: Chrystos and Lesbian Poetry from the Borders." Tessera. 18 (Summer 1995).

Conference Papers

“Gender Panicked: Trans- Disciplined. Meditations on Feminist Fundamentalism.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Congress 2010. Montreal. May 29 - 31, 2010.

““Beyond Bodies / After Borders: Female-to-Male Transgender Subjectivities and the Unruliness of Trans Embodiment.” Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging Conference”. Birkbeck College, University of London, 30 June – 2 July, 2010, London, UK.

“Beyond Bodies / After Borders: Female-to-Male Transsexual Men and the Epistemologies of Trans Manhood.” American Men’s Studies Association. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada. April 3 – 5, 2009.

“The P Word: Female to Male Transgendered Men and the (Trans-) Bio-Politics of Penetration.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. June 1-3, 2008. UBC, Vancouver.

Invited Panelist. “What Can Art Do?: Cultural Production in an Age of Empire.” Queer Here/Queer Now, Symposium. Co-Sponsored by VTape, Toronto and Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival. 17 May, 2008.

Invited Author. Writing Outside the Margins: Queer Literary Festival. (Sons of the Movement) . 26 August 2007. Toronto, ON.

Invited Lecture. “Sons of the Movement.” Brock University. St. Catharines, ON. March 30, 2007.

Invited Lecture. “The P Word: Stone Butches, FTM Masculinity and the Politics of Penetration.” Critical Studies in Sexuality, UBC. Vancouver, BC. Feb 14, 2007.

Key Note Address. Illusions of Identity: Resisting (Beyond) Identity Politics. Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. University of Western Ontario. London, ON. October 15 & 16. 2006.

Key Note Address. FtM 2006: A Gender Odyssey. Seattle, USA. September, 2006.

Plenary Session. Chair and Organizer. “Trans Feminisms: Trans Gendered Bodies in Theory; Activisms; Adjudications” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. York University. Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2006.

Invited Lecture. “Sons of the Movement: (Trans) Feminisms, Female Masculinity and Female to Male (FTM) Transsexual Men.” Critical Studies in Sexuality Department. University of British Columbia. Vancouver. 7 February, 2006.

Invited Panelist. “Anti-racist Whiteness and Trans Masculinities.” Transformations: The Politics of Women’s Studies. Simon Fraser University. Vancouver. 10 February 2005.

Key Note Address. International Drag King Extravaganza and Conference 7. Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 2005. (By Invitation)

“Queering the Gender Line: Drag Kings, Strange Sisters and Other Queer Paradoxes.” Gender and Canadian Values in the 21st Century. Brandon University. Brandon Manitoba. August 12-14, 2005. (Invited to Conference)

Co-Organizer and Panelist. “Against Proper Objects: Sexuality Studies, Feminism and Queer Theory.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario, May 29, 2005.

“Sons of the Movement: FtMs Trans/Forming Feminism.” Critical Studies in Sexuality. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC. Feb. 7, 2005.

“Our Bodies are Not Ourselves: Transsexual Men and the Racialized Class Politics of Embodiment.” TRANS/POSITIONS: Transnational, Transgender, Transdisciplinary, Transcultural. A Conference On Feminist Inquiry In Transit. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. April 7-9, 2005.

“Transgendered Men and FTMs: UnMaking Queer Manhoods.” Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 2004.

“Making It Like a Drag King.” Making It Like a Man! A Cultural Studies Conference. Regina, June 2004.

“Sons of the Movement.” Women's Studies Program and the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women/Le Centre McGill de recherche et d'enseignement sur les femmes. McGill University. Montreal, QB. Feb. 19, 2004.

“Pedagogies of the Impossible: Anti-Disciplinarity in a Cultural Studies Context.” Canadian Association of Cultural Studies. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Dalhousie University. May 2003.

“Sons of the Movement: Feminism, Female Masculinity and FTM Transsexual Men.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Dalhousie University. June 2003.

‘Zoom, Zoom Imaginaries,’ and the Trans-Formations of Boyhood/Manhood in Mazda Television Commercials.” Masculinities without Men Panel. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto. May 2002.

“Boys Do Cry: Epistemologies of a Pronoun.” Popular Culture Association. Toronto, March 2002.

“Seeking Similarities; Finding Difference. No Man’s Land in Stone Butch Blues and Boys Don’t Cry.” Lecture in Women, Sexuality and Gender. University of Toronto. Dr. Morgan Holmes. March 2001.

“En-Gendering Sexuality and Race: Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Midnight.” Moderator and Panelist. Discussion (author in attendance) co-sponsored by Sexual Diversity Studies Program of the University of Toronto; The Toronto Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies; and the Toronto Women’s Bookstore. Nov. 18, 2000.

“Seeing Double: Thinking Twice. Toronto’s Drag Kings and Queer Performances of Whiteness.” First International Drag King Conference and Showcase. Ohio State University. Columbus Ohio. October 15-17, 1999.

"Epistemologies of a 'Slash': Butch/Femme as No-Man's Land in Stone Butch Blues." Lecture in EN2850 An Introduction to Gender Studies. York University. March 1999.

"Bound and Invested: Lesbian Desire Hollywood Ethnography." Gay and Lesbian Writing Since World War II. Allegheny College. Pennsylvania. May 4-6, 1997.

"'Looking for Trouble': Toronto's Drag Kings and a Queer, Postmodern Performance of Masculinity." Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Third Annual Conference. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Brock University. St. Catharines, Ontario. June 4-5, 1996.

"Passionate Fictions: Female Masculinity From The Well of Loneliness to Stone Butch Blues." Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. Canadian Learneds Societies Conference. Université de Québec à Montréal. June 3-4, 1995.

"Troubling Subjects: Notes Toward a Poetics of Lesbian Autobiography." 1994 Graduate English Colloquium, York University, Toronto. March 17 - 18, York University. 1994.

"A Queer Performance of Gender: Sexuality, Identity and Lesbian Representational Politics." (first chapter of M.A. thesis) 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies Conference for Graduate Students, York University, Toronto, March 11, 1994.

Professional Journal Articles

“Is Trans the New Butch.” Fab Magazine. Toronto: April, 2005. (By Invitation)

Book Reviews

“Queer as Fuck: Long Live Pussyboy !!” Review of Trans Mission-Get Your Motor Runnin’. Works by Alec Butler. A Space Main Gallery and Inner Space. Fuse Magazine: Art Media Politics. Vol. 27. No. 1. 2004.

“The Encyclopedia Of Lesbian History and Culture.” Girlfriends Magazine. October 1999.

"Days of Masquerade: Life Stories of Lesbians During the Third Reich." Book Review. Oral History Review. Winter 1997.

"Shame! It is a Shame!" Review: Your John: The Love Letters of Radclyffe Hall. Joanne Glasgow, editor. and Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits. Terry Castle. The Lesbian Review of Books. Vol IV, no. 1 / Fall 1997.

"The Politics, Poetics and (Im)Possibilities of Place: New Canadian Lesbian Fictions." Review: In Another Place, Not Here, Dionne Brand; Fall on Your Knees, Anne-Marie Macdonald. The Lesbian Review of Books. November 1996

"Lesbianism ... Postmodernism." Review Essay: The Lesbian Postmodern. Laura Doan, editor. in The Lesbian Review of Books. Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1995.

"The Professionalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: Postmodern or Postmovement?". Review Essay: Tilting the Tower: Lesbians Teaching Queer Subjects. Linda Garber, editor. in The Lesbian Review of Books. Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1994.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming. Key Note Speaker: “Transgender Studies”. Crossroads in Cultural Studies 9th Bi-Annual Conference. University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. July 2 – 6, 2012.


Teaching:

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2014 AP/EN1002 3.0  Intertextualities LECT Course Website 
Winter 2014 AP/EN2012 3.0  Gender Studies II SEMR Course Website