Artwork Features on Book Cover - Sex before Sex


Ross Watson's artwork, Untitled #12/09 (after Caravaggio, 1603), features on the cover of Sex before Sex, published by the University of Minnesota Press.
Will Stockton and James M. Bromley

Sex before Sex makes clear that we cannot simply transfer our contemporary notions of what constitutes a sex act into the past and expect them to be true for those who were then reading literature and watching plays. The contributors confront how our current critical assumptions about definitions of sex restrict our understanding of representations of sexuality in early modern England.