What can we learn from historic stories of gender non-conformity?
Tag: trans history
Age Difference and Queer Feminism: Bryher, H.D. and Norman Douglas
Jana Funke shows us how Rachel Hope Cleves’ Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality offers a framework for understanding the erotics of age in queer and trans relationships.
Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography
Why is medieval hagiography an important source for trans and genderqueer history?
‘She rose in the Morning of a contrary Sex’: Stories from Early Modern Wonder Books
Early modern wonder books included stories of people who changed sex as a surprising natural phenomenon.
“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.
Troubling Terms: The Label Problem in Transgender History
Does the question of language get to the heart of trans history as a field?
Of Gods & Emperors: Trans Experiences in Ancient Rome
Ancient Romans’ transgressive gender performances were reserved only for fiction and fantasy, spirituality and the state.