Through examining some of the everyday items that helped establish a person's masculinity or femininity, such as codpieces, handkerchiefs, beards, and hair, Materializing Gender offers a new analysis of gender identity in early modern English literature and culture. The book includes close readings of literary and theatrical texts.
About the Author
Will Fisher is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Lehman College, The City University of New York. He works primarily on the history of gender and sexuality. His articles have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, ELH, Shakespeare Studies, and Textual Practice.