BA (St FX), MA (Western), PhD (Alberta)
Lucas Crawford’s research bridges 20/21st c. British novels; queer theory; transgender studies; architecture; theories of feeling; and, discourses of fat. Lucas’ book, Transgender Architectonics: the Shape of Change in Modernist Space (Routledge 2016), proposes a new spatial rhetoric for conceiving of gender. Lucas’ next book addresses the fraught role of body size in queer theory; it seeks to redefine what “fat feeling” could possibly mean when many people of all sizes perform attachments to feeling fat. As a Nova Scotian, Lucas also has a special interest in theories of queer ruralism.
Articles on these topics appear in journals such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Mosaic, English Studies in Canada, Transgender Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Homosexuality, The Routledge Queer Studies Reader, The Transgender Studies Reader (Vol. 2), and in books such as NYU’s Queering the Countryside and Rutgers’ Trans Studies.
Lucas’ poetry book, Sideshow Concessions (Invisible Publishing 2015), was awarded the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Lucas is the 2015-6 Critic-In-Residence of CWILA. Matrix magazine released a “Trans Lit” issue guest-edited by Lucas in July 2016.
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