The transgender eighteenth century: Julia Ftacek on trans literature from Swift to Byron

ABL #58,  7 July, 2020

In:  Conversations, Culture, History, Identity

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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┬áno biological destiny and the rise of┬áscientific rationality and the idea of sexual anatomy dictating gender.


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