Volume 4: Issue 1

Spring 2014 Special Issue: Queer and There
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 a special issue of Assuming Gender, an online academic journal dedicated to contemporary issues of gender and sexuality. [Read the editorial]


Samantha Sperring
Middleton: a queer heterotopology

Sophia Davidson Gluyas
Dancing Federation Steps: A (queer) lesbian reading of Strictly Ballroom

Ken Junior Lipenga
Sex Outlaws: Challenges to Homophobia in Stanley Kenani’s ‘Love on Trial’ and Monica Arac de Nyeko’s ‘Jambula Tree’

Kat Deerfield
Queer in Zero G: An interview with Frank Pietronigro


Sebald’s Bachelors: Queer Resistance and the Unconforming Life
(Review: Hannah O'Connor)

Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices about Children
(Review: Helen Sivey)