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Behind the Scenes of Gender Stories

Jun 10 2020

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In the News, Research

Last month, Stanford University Press hosted an online discussion between Rachel Mesch, author of the recently released Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France, and renowned queer theorist Jack Halberstam. The book follows the lives of Jane Dieulafoy, Rachilde, and Marc de Montifaud, three gender non-conforming writers who explored their sense of self through a variety of late nineteenth-century discourses. Because attendees of the talk posed far more questions than could be answered in a short amount of time, we invited Rachel to continue the conversation here.