D. Campanile, F. Carlà-Uhink et M. Facella, TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World

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Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink et Margherita Facella, TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World, Londres, 2017.

Éditeur : Routledge
262 pages
ISBN : 9781138941205
105 £


TransAntiquity explores transgender practices, in particular cross-dressing, and their literary and figurative representations in antiquity. It offers a ground-breaking study of cross-dressing, both the social practice and its conceptualization, and its interaction with normative prescriptions on gender and sexuality in the ancient Mediterranean world. Special attention is paid to the reactions of the societies of the time, the impact transgender practices had on individuals' symbolic and social capital, as well as the reactions of institutionalized power and the juridical systems. The variety of subjects and approaches demonstrates just how complex and widespread "transgender dynamics" were in antiquity.

Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink, and Margherita Facella, Preface

Part 1: Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient Social and Political Space

Filippo Carlà-Uhink, ‘Between the Human and the Divine': Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Graeco-Roman World
Andrea Raggi, Cross-Dressing in Rome between Norm and Practice
Domitilla Campanile, The Patrician, the General and the Emperor in Women's Clothes. Examples of Cross-Dressing in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome
Martijn Icks, Cross-Dressers in Control. Transvestism, Power and the Balance between the Sexes in the Literary Discourse of the Roman Empire

Part 2: Ancient Transgender Dynamics and the Sacred Sphere

Valerio Simini, Cross-Dressing and the Sexual Symbolism of the Divine Sphere in Pharaonic Egypt
Fiorella La Guardia, Aspects of Transvestism in Greek Myths and Rituals
Margherita Facella, Beyond Ritual: Cross-Dressing between Greece and the Orient
Chiara O. Tommasi, Cross-Dressing as Discourse and Symbol in Late Antique Religion and Literature

Part 3: Transgender as Subversive Literary Discourse

Enrico Medda, "O Saffron Robe, to what Pass have you brought me!" Cross-Dressing and Theatrical Illusion in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae
Christian Stoffel, Declaiming and (Cross-)Dressing: Remixing Roman Declamation and its Metaphorology

Bobby Xinyue, Imperatrix and bellatrix: Cicero's Clodia and Vergil's Camilla

Part 4: Transgender Myth

Fabio Guidetti, The Hero's White Hands. The Early History of the Myth of Achilles on Scyros
Alexandra Eppinger, Hercules cinaedus? The Effeminate Hero in Christian Polemic





Source : Routledge


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