Dare We Question ‘The Bard’?

Pearls and Irritations, 2020

3 Pages Posted: 8 May 2020

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Elizabeth Coombs

University of Malta

A. McCarthy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 9, 2020


It may be “That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet” (Romeo and Juliet, Act Scene I), but there is a lot in a name, particularly if you are transgender. ‘Dead-naming’ denies and repudiates the gender identity of transgender individuals.

Keywords: Identity; Names; Transgender; Dead-naming

Suggested Citation

Coombs, Elizabeth and McCarthy, Amy, Dare We Question ‘The Bard’? (April 9, 2020). Pearls and Irritations, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3573566

Elizabeth Coombs (Contact Author)

University of Malta ( email )


Amy McCarthy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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