Transgendered Perspectives on Premodern Sexualities

  title={Transgendered Perspectives on Premodern Sexualities},
  author={M. Michelle Jarrett Morris},
  journal={SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900},
  pages={585 - 600}
  • M. Morris
  • Published 17 August 2006
  • Sociology
  • SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
The varied and complex emotional attachments formed by John, Lord Hervey and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu over the course of their lives demonstrate the inadequacies of modern sexual taxonomies for understanding the nature of premodern intimacy. The ways in which these two friends took on diverse, transgendered personas as they pursued a range of relationships provide a rich ground for exploring the connections between sexual desire and individual identity before the notion of sexual orientation… 
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