Volume 5: Issue 1

Spring 2015 Special Issue: Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex
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]


Laura E. Westengard
Vampire Fantasy: Twilight’s Post-9/11 Neoqueer Vampires

Sarah Hill
The Ambitious Young Woman and the Contemporary British Sports Film

Margaret O’Neill
You Still Can Have It All, But Just in Moderation: Neoliberal Gender and Post-Celtic Tiger ‘Recession Lit’

Oliver Stephanou
Strange Intimacies: On Neoliberalism and Risky Sex between Men

Baran Germen
Of Parks and Hamams: Queer Heterotopias in the Age of Neoliberal Modernity and the Gay Citizen


End of Equality: The Only Way Is Women’s Liberation
(Review: Caleb Sivyer)

The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age
(Review: Jennifer Dawn Whitney)