Trans people have always existed, but the language with which we have been described, understood, and recognized remains dependent on the cultures, places, and times in which we and they have been situated.
I am excited to present a panel entitled Encounters in Medieval Trans Studies at the International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present a short paper, “Theory in Medieval Trans Studies,” at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting.
My paper is titled “Thinking through Silence and Transness in Medieval Literary Texts,” and looks at a thirteenth-century verse romance.
I will be presenting my paper “‘Calling [Herself] Eleanor’: Translike Gender Presentation in
Medieval Europe” on Friday, 26 March 2021 at 11:40 am EST.