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Man Into Woman


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Acknowledgements Archival sources Note on the Edition Chronology List of Illustrations Introduction Part I: A Short Life of Lili Elbe Part II:A Short History of Sexology Part III: Man into Woman and Modernist Life Writing Part IV: Compositional and Publication History Part V: Contributors' Essays Corpus: Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Sex Change Textual Notes New Essays on Man into Woman: Madelyn Detloff, "The Binary Bind: Inversion, Intersexuality and Interest in a Very Queer Kunstlerroman" Solve M. Holm, "Current and Historical Notions of Sexed Embodiment and Transition in Relation to Lili Elvenes" Michael Levenson, "Man into Woman: A Modernist Experimental Genre" Tim Armstrong, "Magic and Medicine: Man into Woman and Anthropology" Tobias Raun, "Getting the Lili We Deserve? Telling a Different Story of Lili Elbe through the Portraits of Gerda Wegener" Eliza Steinbock, "A Pretty Knot of Lilies: Disentangling Lili Elbe's longue duree in Pop Culture" Contributors Bibliography Index

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A comprehensively annotated scholarly edition of one of the first memoirs of a surgical sex change, Lili Elbe's Man Into Woman.

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Lili Ilse Elvenes (Lili Elbe), born in Denmark as Einar Wegener, died in Dresden in September 1931. Pamela L Caughie, Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, USA, is a senior modernist scholar and gender theorist. She is founder and co-director of the Modernist Networks digital consortium and a coeditor of Woolf Online, a digital archive of Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel, To the Lighthouse. Her most recent books include, as editor, Disciplining Modernism (2009) and Virginia Woolf Writing the World (2015). Sabine Meyer is a postdoc scholar at the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin. She was a research consultant for the 2015 film The Danish Girl and author of the most comprehensive book on Elbe to date, "Wie Lili zu einem richtigen Madchen wurde" - Lili Elbe: Zur Konstruktion von Geschlecht und Identitat zwischen Medialisierung, Regulierung und Subjektivierung (2015).


Those working on gender and sex identity, trans and intersex history, and the extraordinary lives of Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe have been anxiously awaiting the publication of an authoritative edition of Elbe's Man into Woman. Pamela Caughie and Sabine Meyer have put together a superb edition that will significantly advance scholarship and be a crucial resource for decades. * Michael Lackey, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Morris, USA *
At last! The first authentic record of Man Into Woman's complex publication history, making the actual, quais-fictionalized, multi-authored account of the person best remembered as the "Danish Girl" Lili Elbe available to scholarly and popular audiences alike. A major contribution to the 20th-century history of gender. * Susan Stryker, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Arizona, USA *

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