Just as same-sex marriage is becoming increasingly legalized and accepted in more and more societies, transgender people’s bodies have been emerging as the new frontier of the gender wars not only in public discourse, but also in feminist theory.
This masterclass takes as its focus a spectacular case of historical transgender to examine the resonance of notions of sex/gender instability in Victorian, twentieth century and contemporary depictions of James Miranda Barry (1789?-1865)
Associate Professor Fran Martin, University of Melbourne
4 September 2015 - 10:30am
This masterclass will explore approaches and methods in studying translocality in comparative Asian and Pacific Cultural studies. All graduate and honours students interested in interdisciplinary cultural studies are welcome to participate.