This week 2 members of a group were unfortunately unable to make the meeting, so all decisions about the progress of the project will need to be confirmed next week.
We discussed the different case studies we looked at (‘Boys Don’t Cry’; Weimar Germany; Trans issues in Quebec). From our discussion we decided that we would look at Hirschfeld’s research and American Linguist Imperialism as resistance to the simplified narratives produced by Hollywood cinema, potentially amongst other examples from Africa and China.
Since our last meeting, Emma and I have discussed the possibility of basing each case study around a material object (for example, the German Transvestite Passes), however we would need to make it clear why we were bringing material culture in conversation with film. One justification could be opposing constructed and exported narratives with the lived reality of trans and non-binary individuals.