Transgender Fairies in Early Modern Literature

Not Just the Tudors

Transgender Fairies in Early Modern Literature

Today we think of fairies on the stage and in stories as often cute, ultra-feminine and unthreatening. But in Early Modern literature, fairies were supernatural often gender-fluid beings – just think of Ariel in The Tempest.

In this special episode of Not Just the Tudors for Pride Month, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb finds out more from Dr. Ezra Horbury, lecturer in Renaissance literature at the University of York.

This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.

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