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Communizing Care in The Left Hand Of Darkness

Abstract: In this essay I combine a reading of The Left Hand of Darkness with autobiographical accounts of queer/trans reproduction and childrearing. Contrasting my own experiments in “50/50” parenting with the vision of care elaborated in the novel, I draw attention to the importance of caring labor to radical queer and trans politics more generally. … Continue reading Communizing Care in The Left Hand Of Darkness

Imagining a Trans World

Abstract: Le Guin’s work is well known as a foundation of feminist science fiction’s analysis of gender. But can contemporary readers understand The Left Hand of Darkness as a transgender text? To demonstrate what is gained by reading trans authors, I offer my own series of poems, Pregnancy, as an example.   Le Guin’s Thought … Continue reading Imagining a Trans World