Tracing Transgender Ghosts
Keywords:Spectre, ghost, Transitioning, Subjectivity, Transgender, Hauntology
Tracing Transgender Ghosts” is a reflection on the author’s dissertation; specifically, it deals with how the ghost functions as a method of articulating moments where transgender subjectivity breaks down. Transgender subjectivity is often defined through normative institutional processes and structures. However, trans experience often exceeds this bounding. By investigating the moments when the trans subject is haunted by temporal disruptions to linear subjectivation, the transgender subject becomes a site of potential counter discursivity. In this paper, the Derridean ghost is the extended metaphor used to anticipate and explore these subjective ruptures and leakages
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