All too often in popular culture and political media, trans people are misrepresented as “new”—an “invention” of our present moment. But trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming communities have a long and rich history. This seminar will center that history by exploring trans, bigender, and genderqueer historical figures, documents, and literary texts from the Late Antiquity to the 19th century in various parts of Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Americas. Course meetings will include conversations with visiting scholars in art history, history and literature.
Learn more about the instructor: Anna Kłosowska, Miami University.