Transitioning Publics: An Evening with Chase Joynt

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Trans now, trans how? Join multimedia artist Chase Joynt in conversation about the current state of trans representation in media, alongside a screening of his latest work. From kids talking about their imagined futures in Genderize, to the making of trans history in Framing Agnes, Joynt’s work puts necessary pressure on the boundaries and categories of our gendered thinking. In conversation with Jennifer Wild, associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. 

Program includes:

Genderize (2016, 14 min.)
I'm Yours (2012, 5 min.)
Framing Agnes (2017, 15 min.) (work in progress) 

Chase Joynt is an internationally award-winning filmmaker and writer. His latest two films Genderize and Between You and Me are now streaming live online with CBC Digital Docs. His first book, You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom), is a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Globe and Mail and CBC. His second book, Conceptualizing Agnes: Exemplary Cases and the Disciplines of Gender (co-authored with Kristen Schilt) is under contract with Duke University Press. In 2017, Joynt was a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and he is currently an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago.   

Co-sponsored by the Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.