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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

creation of a touchstone for other trans women of color on their own journeys, and the healing that came through the process of writing her book. Mock’s narration of her own story marks a practice of Black queer and trans women’s media production that can

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Karen Carpenter and the Body-Martyr in Queer Memory

Julian Binder

is rooted in her remembrance as a body-martyr, which is affirmed through aesthetic markers of queerness in Karen's public life and mobilized through cultural constructions of memory as a proxied queer process of self-healing and care. The memory of

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Adrienne Harris

This article examines Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation as a creative enterprise that opens up new ideas about documentary film and insights into working with new media. It considers how the making of this film worked as a prosthetic aspect to the filmmaker's identity and stability. In examining the interplay of sound, image, and written text, I note how Tarnation develops an artistic meditation on a number of important topics: the representation of trauma, the abstract and formal means of expressing the fragility of survival, the damage to memory and to identity that family dys-function causes, the technical demands of creating narratives of broken and contested lives. The material in the film and its mode of composition from the perspective of psychoanalytic studies of mourning, gay performance and identity, gender dysphoria and its relation to loss, and artistic projects as acts of healing are also considered.

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Kuang-Yi Ku

enhancement is called yi xing bu xing (以形補形), which means that an ill person can consume an animal organ or part to nourish or heal the corresponding or similarly shaped human organ or body part. For instance, eating pig liver is good for our liver. The

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Steven Eastwood

homogenous self, which is sick, but can be healed. In Autism: Schizo of Postmodern Capital (2011), Hans A. Skott-Myhre and Christina Taylor argue that, “Autism emerges in the dominant discourse as a placeholder for, or a subject to come, for an emerging

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Gal Raz, Giancarlo Valente, Michele Svanera, Sergio Benini, and András Bálint Kovács

support in the work for this article. This article was supported by the Human Enhancement and Learning (HEaL) research program, by the BRAINTRAIN consortium under the EU FP7 Health Cooperation Work Program (602186), and by BIAL Grants for Scientific

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Toward a Model of Distributed Affectivity for Cinematic Ethics

Ethical Experience, Trauma, and History

Philip Martin

more meaningful way, making possible an individual consideration of and openness to what the material and social conditions of healing might be. Acknowledgments Special thanks are due to Alexander James Gillett for early assistance with