THE SLEEPING HERMAPHRODITE -
WAKING UP FROM A LETHARGIC CONFINEMENT



Published by
Kyklada Press
96 pages
10 x 16 cm
ISBN 97-894-64202-82-3
Softcover

Price: 40 lei



What can a reclining marble sculpture, conceived through a myth in Greek antiquity, tell us today about the fluidity of our gender construction? What has been the role of aesthetic and historical canons in the construction of the female and male genders? Is ‘the sleeping Hermaphrodite’ really asleep? Or has she/he been induced to a long lethargic state, punished and confined by the history of gender normalization?

Contents

My Trans Body is an Empty House
by Paul B. Preciado

Queering Mythology for Alternative Futures:
Athena and Dionysus
by Denis Maksimov

Touching the Difference
by Juan Duque

The transformation of Hermaphroditus
by Juan Duque

Two Types of Representations of Hermaphroditus:
The Sleeping Hermaphroditus, Roman type
by Juan Duque
Hermaphroditos Anasyromenos
by Nicolas Lakiotakis

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