Volume 1: Issue 1

Spring 2010
Assuming Gender is a Cardiff University project, comprising a journal, seminar, and lecture series. This interdisciplinary project is dedicated to the timely analysis of constructions of gendered texts, practices, and subjectivities and seeks to engage with contemporary conceptions of gender, while participating in the dialogues and tensions that maintain the urgency of such conversations.


Welcome to the first issue of Assuming Gender, an online academic journal dedicated to contemporary issues of gender and sexuality. [Read the editorial]


Chris Weedon
Looking Back and Looking Forwards: Issues in Western Feminist Theory and Cultural Analysis from the 1970s to the Present

Jonathan Perez
Radicalizing Maledom: The Hercules Parade and Simulacrum of Corporate Masculinity before and after Times Squareʼs Metamorphosis

Sasha Garwoood
Entering Elizabeth: Eating and Gender at the Elizabethan Court

Catherine Phelps
Re-shaping Crime Fiction in Alison Taylor’s Simeon’s Bride

Jennifer Dawn Whitney
'Beyond Fake’: Real Dolls™ and the Posthuman Troubling of Femininity and Desire

Jeremy Fernando
Elliptical bodies: gender, biology and such unknowns…


Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming
(Review: David Andrew Griffiths)

Men of War: Masculinity and the First World War in Britain
(Review: Anindya Raychaudhuri)

Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities
(Review: Katie Garner)