The Shapes of Fancy stages an impassioned defense of the inherently desirous nature of reading.
Tag: early modern
The Italian Renaissance was far stranger and darker than many of us realise, and that sex and sexuality played an important role in this unsavoury side of the sixteenth century.
A sixteenth-century scribe recorded the sexual and reproductive behaviour of indigenous women in colonial Mexico.
Five unique historical figures who developed a sense of self that reconciled their sexual nonconformity with their ethical standards.
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
Early modern travellers found Sweden’s saunas both exotic and erotic, but local attitudes were more complicated.
How have perceptions of magic shaped sexuality, love, and reproduction?