What were the consequences of illegitimacy in the long eighteenth century?
Tag: eighteenth century
Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova
Everyone has heard of Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), but who was the man behind the myth?
The Queer Case of Catherine/Giovanni Vizzani
What does the case of Catherine/Giovanni Vizzani reveal about gender identity and sexual desire in the Eighteenth Century?
The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy
Why was the eighteenth-century closet associated with illicit and transgressive sexuality?
Three’s a Crowd?: Navigating a Love Triangle in Enlightenment France
How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
How venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art.
“Well Known as Miss Betty Cooper”: Gender Expression in 18th-Century Boston
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.