Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

“Doctor, am I an Anglophone trapped in a Francophone body?”

An Intersectional Analysis of “Trans-crip-t Time” in Ableist, Cisnormative, Anglonormative Societies

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2016), 10, (2), 155–172.

Abstract

From a queer, transactivist, intersectional perspective, and adopting a critical genealogy methodology, the article extends the concept of “crip time” to trans people and linguistic minorities. The article suggests a neologism, “trans-crip-t time,” that captures a triple temporality experienced by (1) disabled people (“crip time”); (2) trans people (“trans-crip time”); and (3) minority Francophones and non-Anglophones (“transcript/translation time”). The article aims to stimulate dialogue between these marginalized groups and their associated social movements and fields of study.

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