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Dear Herculine

Title

Dear Herculine

Authors

Aaron Apps

Publisher

Ahsahta Press

Pages

91 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781934103579

Genre

historical

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Intersex; Homosexuality; gay; lesbian; transgender teenager; intersex teenager

Annotation

A book- length epistolary collection of hybrid-, trans-, and inter-genre prose, DEAR HERCULINE is an intertextual project that recalls portions of the 19th-century French hermaphrodite Herculine Barbin's memoirs, discovered and re- published by Michel Foucault. The medical reassignment of Herculine's gender eventually led to his/her death in February of 1868. Herculine's experiences are set against and interwoven into the author's experiences as an intersexed body through the epistolary form.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

intersex

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male; female/female; intersex person

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Keywords

operation; philosophy; shame; bodies

Item Type

Fiction

Format

poetry

Dear Herculine

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