Greta LaFleur


About Greta LaFleur

Greta LaFleur is associate professor of American studies at Yale University and the author of The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). Her writing has appeared, among other places, in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Syndicate Network, and The New Republic.

Articles about Greta LaFleur

Articles by Greta LaFleur

A Fairy’s Tale:
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl tells a series of stories that we already know, but it achieves its familiar ends through decidedly unfamiliar means. Andrea Lawlor’s first novel presents us with the queer young adulthood of Paul, who possesses a seemingly magical skill: the ability to change form, to will his body into whatever shape he would like it to take.