Dr. Velasco's book is an important study of this new masculinity phenomenon and the accompanying repression of women's role in the business of reproduction as seen in literature and society. Her study represents a timely addition to the study of the Early Modern Spanish period.
--Peter Edward Thompson, Queen's University
This is a timely, relevant, and fascinating project. There are no other books similar to it in the field.
--Harry Velez Quinones, University of Puget Sound
Sherry Velasco treats readers to a dizzying array of cultural products -- movies, plays, illuminations, law codes -- to explore the many ways and reasons people have fantasized about making men pregnant. This is a fascinating look at "womb envy" throughout time, hardly confining its analysis to early modern Spain.
--American Historical Review
About the Author
Sherry Velasco is Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky and the author of The Lieutenant Nun: Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire, and Catalina de Erauso and Demons, Nausea and Resistance in the Autobiography of Isabel de Jesus (1611-1682).