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Transgender and The Literary Imagination – Changing Gender in Twentieth-Century Writing - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Transgender and The Literary Imagination: Changing Gender in Twentieth-Century Writing

Rachel Carroll


Transgender and the Literary Imagination examines a selection of literary fiction by British, Irish and American authors first published between 1918 and 2000, each text featuring a protagonist (and in some cases two) whose gender identity differs from that assigned to them at birth: George Moore’s naturalistic novella set in an 1860s Dublin hotel, Albert Nobbs (1918); Angela Carter’s dystopian feminist fantasy The Passion of New Eve (1977); Jackie Kay’s contemporary fiction inspired by the life of a post-war jazz musician, Trumpet (1998); Patricia Duncker’s historical fiction based on the lif ... More

Keywords: adaptation, feminism, fiction, history, intersex, life writing, queer theory, race, transgender, twentieth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474414661
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Carroll, author