Abstract

In popular culture and psychiatry, the question of transgender affect is one still mired in pain: we are commonly thought to experience “dysphoria” and to have been “born in the wrong body.” With Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography as its focus, this essay offers an alternative theory of transgender affect as one of Einfühlung, or aesthetic empathy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 165-181
Launched on MUSE
2015-03-26
Open Access
No
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