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Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Dúnlaith Bird

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Vagabondage emerges as a totemic concept in European women’s travel writing from 1850, a physical and textual elaboration of gender identity in motion. This book constitutes a full ... More


Bearded Queens and Amazons: Cross-Dressing, Disguise, and Deception

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Cross-dressing in women’s travel writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries can be seen as a carnivalesque affair, featuring bearded ladies and flamboyant Queens. Using the performative gender ... More


Gender Trumps Race?: Cross‐Dressing Juba in Early Blackface Minstrelsy

Stephen Johnson

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Stephen Johnson focuses on the interlacing gender and racial implications of a moment of cross‐dressing in the career of the black minstrel performer William Henry Lane, known as “Juba.” Surrounded ... More


Cross-Dressing in the Birth Room: Gender Trouble and Cultural Boundaries

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter starts with the extraordinary case from 1633 of a young male servant discovered in female disguise in a gender-segregated environment, the birth room. The midwife, her daughter, and the ... More


The Play of PossibilitiesSerfs Enacting Aristocrats, Countesses Playing Peasants

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The image of Aniuta (likely from French Annette) proliferated the eighteenth-century Russian comic operas, played in private theatres by serfs troupes and aristocratic dilettantes. These comic operas ... More


Transvestism, Transformation, and Text: Cross-dressing and Gender Roles in Double Falsehood/The History of Cardenio

Lori Leigh

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the cross-dressing role for the female character Violante in Double Falsehood, based on episodes in Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote, and asks whether this heroine’s theatrical ... More


‘The Truth of Masks’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's essay of dramatic theory entitled The Truth of Masks. It discusses a cross-dressed production of As You Like It and a novel about cross-dressing, Mademoiselle de ... More


Deidameia

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After investigating Homer's complete silence on Achilles' stay at Scyros and the hints he makes about the military character of Achilles' visit to the island in the “Iliad”, much time is devoted to ... More


The Lieutenant Nun: Catalina de Eruaso (1592?–l650)—Soldiers' Tales and Virginity

Catalina De Erauso

in Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Catalina de Erauso deliberately rejected the religious life: she escaped the convent, dressed as a man, became a soldier, and a murderer. Yet when her true identity was discovered by a bishop, she ... More


“Vested Interests” in Plautus' Casina: Cross-Dressing in Roman Comedy†

Barbara Gold

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Cross-dressing is a focal point at which the concerns of many contemporary fields of inquiry converge: gender studies, performance theory, gay/lesbian/bisexual studies, psychoanalysis, linguistics, ... More


Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China1

Shi-Yan Chao

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the representations of transgender and male queerness found in the prolific underground documentary genre, also known as the “New Documentary Movement”. It also explores how ... More


Overture: Russia’s Imperial Prima Donnas

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In order to gain and retain the highest power in the Russian empire, the empress, the lead actress in a highly politicized imperial drama, engaged in gender cross-dressing. Ascribed masculine ... More


The Marvel of Peru

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the adventures of the Lieutenant Nun Doña Catalina de Erauso, who cross-dressed her way out of a Spanish convent and into the New World, what we read, what we find, is a version of ourselves. ... More


Mirth and Licence: Moll at the Bankside and Moll in Cheapside

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Seven years after 1 Whore, Thomas Middleton worked with Dekker on Roaring Girl (1611), another play for the Prince’s Men. The plot reworks some of ... More


Temporary Transvestites: Cross-Dressing Merengue, Bachata, and Reggaetón

Sydney Hutchinson

in Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405322
eISBN:
9780226405636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405636.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Beginning in the early 2000s, a surprising number of cross-dressing or ambiguously garbed male performers appeared in Dominican musical genres including merengue típico, merengue de orquesta, ... More


The Hippocratic “Airs, Waters, Places” on Cross-Dressing Eunuchs: “Natural” yet also “Divine”†

Elinor Lieber

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

On the northern shores of the Black Sea, the Greek colonists established a number of towns and maintained good relations with the local inhabitants, who were referred to by both Herodotus and the ... More


The way of the cross(-dresser): Catholicism, gender and race in two novels by Louise Erdrich

Sinéad Moynihan

in Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082290
eISBN:
9781781702727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082290.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the enduring significance of religion as a category of identity in contemporary U.S. society, analysing the ways in which religious discourse overlaps with raced and gendered ... More


Introduction

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book narrates some of the strangest and most troubling incidents from the sideroads of Tudor and Stuart England. Through a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and ... More


Performing Empire

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the general pattern of Takarazuka–state relations during the wartime years (1931–45), and examines the role of the montage-like Revue theater in dramatizing and aestheticizing ... More


Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

David Cressy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. It uses a ... More


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