"edmund is trans he told me himself": Recognition in transgender Shakespeare fan fiction
Keywords:Adaptation, Identity, King Lear, Reimagining, Transmasculinity
Recent years have seen a rise in transgender fiction—especially transgender fan fiction. In the latter practice, we find characters reimagined as transgender subjects with their unique circumstances remolded or recontextualized to make sense as a trans* narrative. This is a look at the process of recognition taking place in the creation of these works of fan fiction—both in the way of recognizing a character's suitability to carry transgender meaning and in how recognition plays a part in the transgender narrative presented.
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