Retrospective Sex: Rewriting Intersexuality in Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex

  title={Retrospective Sex: Rewriting Intersexuality in Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex},
  author={Rachel Carroll},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={187 - 201}
  • R. Carroll
  • Published 24 December 2009
  • Art
  • Journal of American Studies
This article examines the representation of intersexuality in Jeffrey Eugenides's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2002 novel Middlesex. It situates the depiction of intersexuality within the context of current scholarship on sexed identity within the field of gender and sexuality studies. It argues that while a fictional focus on ambiguously sexed identity might appear to be aligned with queer critiques of fixed categories of “sex,” Eugenides's narrative remains implicated in heteronormative assumptions… 
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