The transgender eighteenth century: Julia Ftacek on trans literature from Swift to Byron
ABL #58, 7 July, 2020
Julia Ftacek tells us about her work on trans literature in the eighteenth century and beyond, including ‘a surprisingly trans-feminine’ Gulliver’s Travels. She emphasises this period as the moment of transition between the idea of gender as having no biological destiny and the rise of scientific rationality and the idea of sexual anatomy dictating gender.
For more on these ideas, see:
- Julia Ftacek, Contributions to Medium