Language, Acts, and Identity in LGBT Histories

Lecture Description

This talk explores how the language scholars use in crafting histories simultaneously reveals and constitutes an epistemology of the LGBTQ past. It will chiefly grapple with how a modern lexicon informed by transgender studies and community practice offers scholars an expansive new way of understanding the lives and histories of a group designated by gay and lesbian historians in the 1970s as “female soldiers” or “passing women.”

CATEGORIES

General and Historiography LGBTQ+

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