The Transgendered Narrative Body

Authors: Pullen, C.

Conference: Keeping it Real: Narratives of Ordinary and Extraordinary People Across Media

Dates: 3 September 2010


This paper considers the representation of the transgendered body within documentary and reality TV forms. A central point of concern is an examination of resistance to normative gendered ideals, and the discursive potential of the transforming body within family and partnership narrative frames. At the same time the notion of 'post queer' theory is explored, foregounding Gilles Deleuze ideas, of shifting from 'being' to 'becoming'

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Christopher Pullen