Gender in translation: how the English wrote their Juvenal, 1644-1815.

@article{Wahrman1999GenderIT,
  title={Gender in translation: how the English wrote their Juvenal, 1644-1815.},
  author={Dror Wahrman},
  journal={Representations},
  year={1999},
  volume={65},
  pages={
          1-41
        }
}
"IN OR ABOUT THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY," Thomas Laqueur has pithily remarked in the manner of Virginia Woolf, "human sexual nature changed." Laqueur's pioneering Making Sex tells a story about sex, that is, about sexual bodies, the meanings of which turn out to be historically specific and changeable rather than simply derived from some anterior biological nature. And as this quote suggests, Laqueur identifies the key turning point in this story in the eighteenth century, a period that… CONTINUE READING