Embodied Histories: A Playlist by Katya Motyl

In her new book, Embodied Histories, historian Katya Motyl explores the everyday acts of defiance that formed the basis for new, unconventional forms of womanhood in early twentieth-century Vienna. The figures Motyl brings back to life defied gender conformity, dressed in new ways, behaved brashly, and expressed themselves freely, overturning assumptions about what it meant to exist as a woman.

Today, we’re delighted to share a special playlist that Motyl curated for the book, along with a detailed listening guide below. Enjoy!

Katya Motyl is assistant professor of history, as well as Affiliate Faculty of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Global Studies Program at Temple University.

Embodied Histories is available now from our website or your favorite bookseller.