Interrogating “the end,” becoming “the end”

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Abstract

For those of us for whom end times are marked by our arrivals, rhetorical threats of “the end” serve as discursive grounds out of which material experiences are animated. In our current hellscape, queer and trans folks are marked as cultural monstrosities across public and political discourses. Moved by the essays constituting this themed issue, I proffer a response by turning to the ways rhetorics of “the end” and of “end times” are projected onto queer and trans bodies. After all, to be trans and gender expansive is to be and become the end—the end of white supremacy’s clutch on sex, gender, and bodily comportment. This is an ending we demand in full.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Communication
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • American evangelical rhetorics
  • end times
  • monstrosity
  • queer rhetorics
  • trans rhetorics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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