Brown Bag 19th-Century Narratives of Transgender Experience & the History of Possibility 19 June 2013.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jen Manion, Connecticut College

In the 1880s, the field of sexology declared masculine women to be inverts—true homosexuals. Prior to this period, representations of gender crossings were more varied and common. Such representations shine a spotlight on some of the most obvious anxieties concerning women’s place in society as well as the constitutive relationships between sex, gender, and sexuality.