SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti https://journal.fi/sqs <p>SQS-lehti on Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran toimittama tieteellinen open access -verkkojulkaisu. Siinä on julkaistu vuodesta 2006 alkaen queer-tutkimuksen alaan liittyvää monitieteistä tutkimusta.</p> <p>Queer-tutkimuksen tavoitteena on tehdä näkyväksi ja kyseenalaistaa erilaisia identiteettikategorioita, kuten esimerkiksi sukupuolta, seksuaalisuutta, rotua, kansallisuutta ja luokkaa. Queer-tutkimukseen lukeutuu esimerkiksi ei-normatiivisten seksuaalisuuksien ja sukupuolten tutkimus ja kriittinen heteronormatiivisuuden tarkastelu.</p> <p>SQS-lehdessä noudatetaan anonyymia refereekäytäntöä. Lehdessä julkaistaan tieteellisten artikkelien lisäksi queer-tutkimusta koskevia puheenvuoroja ja katsauksia sekä kirja-arvosteluja. Lehti on kolmikielinen: tekstejä julkaistaan suomeksi, ruotsiksi ja englanniksi.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="/index.php/sqs/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions">Tekstien lähetys lehteen</a></strong></p> fi-FI kailmo@utu.fi (Päätoimittajat / Editors 1-2/2024 Kaisa Ilmonen) mimmi-emilia.polonen@helsinki.fi (Mimmi-Emilia Pölönen) ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 OJS 3.2.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Fears of Gay Teachers and the Collectivizing Effects of Emotion Work https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137051 <p>This article examines how the formation of the Working Group of Homosexual Teachers and Educators in the <em>Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft</em> (German Education Union, GEW) in 1978 was influenced by the affect of fear, and how emotion work emerged as a key aspect of the formation and collectivisation of the group in its first decade until 1991. To this end, we review the state of affect and emotion research in German queer history, analyse the role of fear in the formation of the group in the late 1970s, and explore the group's continued emotion work in the 1980s. We deliberately highlight the aspects of fear and emotion work: while queer and trans studies have paid much attention to anger (Stryker 1994; Landridge 2008; Milani 2021; Malatino 2022), the same cannot be said for fearful emotional states. Although there is a growing body of work on affect and emotion in German queer history, emotion work has only been implicitly addressed. We therefore highlight the role of both fear and emotion work in the history of the GEW's Working Group of Homosexual Teachers and Educators between 1978 and 1991. In discussing the history of the group, we show how not only affect and emotion but also emotion work can be key to historical change, and we touch on the question of how productive the historiographical distinction between affect and emotion is.</p> Merlin Sophie Bootsmann, Andrea Rottmann, Greta Hülsmann Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137051 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 “Acting out of Fear” https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137052 <p>Amid the Brazilian military dictatorship, at a time when moral repression authorized police persecution, the queer community marched the streets demanding an end to such violence. On June 13th, 1980, one thousand people came out in downtown São Paulo for the first organized queer demonstration in Brazilian history. This demonstration intended to denounce the police violence perpetuated in the center of São Paulo by the so-called Operation Cleansing, which had as its main promoter the police’s precinct chief Richetti and queer bodies as one of its main targets. The event is analyzed with a focus on the study of emotions, mainly the concept of fear. Fear is conceptualized both as a tool of institutional control by the military regime and as a propeller of collective queer resistance against violence perpetuated by the State.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> queer history, Brazilian history, emotion</p> Henrique Cintra Santos Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137052 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Reading Transition with Suspicion https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137141 <p>This article analyses <em>Umwandlung</em> (gendersex transition) as a sexological and autobiographic narrative in “N. O. Body’s” (Karl M. Baer’s) memoir <em>Aus eines Mannes Mädchenjahren </em>(1907), one of the first self-authored accounts of an intersex person in modern times. Scholars as well as authors of popular queer and trans genealogies frame Baer’s transition through medical intervention, although the historical evidence suggests otherwise. This discrepancy generates the author’s suspicion, which functions as a reading strategy and an affective methodology. The article pursues two central arguments: Empirically, it argues to de-medicalize <em>Umwandlung</em> as an early 20<sup>th</sup> century concept of transition via the example of Karl M. Baer’s memoir. Methodologically, it reintroduces suspicion to affect theory and proposes “reading with suspicion” as affective strategy to critically engage with trans and intersex narratives. Ultimately, the article argues that a more nuanced, complex and contradictory perspective on <em>Umwandlung</em> not only gives new insight into early 20<sup>th</sup> century intersex and trans history but also offers potential alternatives to contemporary medicalizing concepts of transition. In order to do so, the article proposes an interdisciplinary framework comprised of literary analysis as well as historiographic source study and conceptual history within the fields of trans studies and intersex studies.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Intersex history, autobiography, early 20th century sexology, German, transition narratives, Karl M. Baer, Magnus Hirschfeld, critique, post-critique, suspicion</p> Orlando Meier-Brix Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137141 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Desire for Trans Ancestors https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137142 <p>In this article, the relationship between the affective histories of queer and trans activism and the reading and writing of contemporary fictional trans literature is explored. The focus lies on the analysis of Jordy Rosenberg’s (2018) <em>Confessions of the Fox</em>, which allows for an investigation into how trans histories can be written and read. The article emphasizes the intricate interplay between literature and history, specifically examining the tensions and pleasures that arise from balancing authenticity and fictionality. Additionally, the role of literature as a medium for expressing emotions and inspiring activism is considered. <em>Confessions of the Fox</em> tells the story of a fictional transmasculine literary scholar who discovers a mysterious manuscript that reveals the trans identity of 18<sup>th</sup> century London’s infamous thief and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard. The narrative of <em>Confessions of the Fox</em> establishes an analogy between human bodies and written texts, specifically referring to the trans body. In this article, I argue that the narrative itself approaches the body and the manuscript through the affect of desire. Drawing on the concept of textual desire, as found in Roland Barthes' (1975) <em>The Pleasure of the Text</em> and in the work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1985), the article analyzes the relationship between text and readership to trace pleasurable and ethical encounters with otherness. Overall, the article puts forward the idea to consider reading practices as a tool through which we can investigate the significance and ramifications of queer and trans histories and activism.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> trans literature, historiographic metafiction, Confessions of the<br />Fox, textual desire, queer reading, trans reading, authenticity, trans literacy</p> Ivo Zender Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137142 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Transgender Affect https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137147 Liekki Valaskivi Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137147 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Missä mennään, transtutkimus, vuonna 2023? https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137149 Sari Laurila Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137149 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Katujen yössä https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137150 Vili Von Nissinen, Nina Mutik Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137150 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Sisällys / Contents https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137038 Varpu Alasuutari Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137038 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Introduction: Affective Histories of Queer and Trans Activism https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137042 Varpu Alasuutari, Merlin Sophie Bootsmann, Barbara Dynda, Orlando Meier-Brix, Ivo Zender Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137042 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Kirjoittajat / Contributors https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137156 Mimmi Pölönen Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137156 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Erikoissuomalaiset https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137143 Kate Sotejeff-Wilson Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137143 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Tunteiden kuvaus vaikuttamisen keinona transmaskuliinisuutta käsittelevässä nuortenkirjallisuudessa https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137144 Pyry Aarnio Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137144 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 The Affective Life of Trans Studies as a Political Field in Academia and Activism https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137145 YV E. Nay Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137145 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Queer Interviews https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137151 Jean Lukkarinen Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137151 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 You Have Never Seen a Dancer Like VooDoo https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137153 Leo Ryczko Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137153 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 Kaikki mitä miehet ovat halunneet tietää seksistä https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137154 Tuula Juvonen Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137154 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300 How Many Times the Same Story? https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137155 Jay Szpilka Copyright (c) 2023 SQS – Suomen Queer-tutkimuksen Seuran lehti http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://journal.fi/sqs/article/view/137155 ma, 25 syys 2023 00:00:00 +0300