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Author Mesch, Rachel, author.

Title Before trans : three gender stories from nineteenth-century France / Rachel Mesch.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  306.768 MESCH    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.768 MES    Check Shelf
Description 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Jane Dieulafoy : masculinity for God & country -- Rachilde : "To be strange or nothing at all" -- Marc de Montifaud : "I am me".
Summary "This biographical study of three late nineteenth-century French writers looks at how transgender identities were expressed and understood before the modern category of transgender existed. At once construed as oddities and celebrated for their accomplishments, archaeologist and explorer Jane Dieulafoy (1851-1916), art critic Marc de Montifaud (1845-1912), and novelist and playwright Rachilde (1860-1953) defied the available terms for women who challenged gender norms. The book uses the contemporary lens of transgender to examine the fascinating and very different life stories of these overlooked historical figures, while introducing us to their writing and photography"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dieulafoy, Jane, 1851-1916.
Rachilde, 1860-1953.
Montifaud, Marc de, 1845-1912.
Transgender men -- France -- Biography.
Authors, French -- 19th century -- Biography.
Gender identity -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Dieulafoy, Jane, 1851-1916. (OCoLC)fst00285949
Rachilde, 1860-1953. (OCoLC)fst00161379
Authors, French. (OCoLC)fst00822016
Gender identity. (OCoLC)fst00939593
Transgender men. (OCoLC)fst02003372
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Montifaud, Marc de, 1845-1912. (OCoLC)fst01835738
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Mesch, Rachel, Before trans 1. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2020. 9781503612358 (DLC) 2019040802
ISBN 9781503606739 hardcover
1503606732 hardcover
9781503612358 electronic book
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