Gerda Wegener, Queen of Hearts (Lili), 1928

In this section you will find our editorial principles and commentary; our translation principles and commentary; collation spreadsheets and documentation; and, a glossary of key persons and places from the narrative.

Below are two essays by Danish scholar Teit Ritzau from the 1980s, reprinted here with permission of the author, and a 2018 essay by members of our project team.

Chapter on Lili Elbe by Teit Ritzau from Paradiset er ikke til salg (1984) (with translation) (PDF)

Foreword to Fra Mand til Kvinde (Skippershoved 1988) by Teit Ritzau (with translation) (PDF)

Essay comparing the illustrations across the four primary editions, by Pamela L. Caughie and Sabine Meyer (PDF)

“Storm clouds on the horizon: feminist ontologies and the problem of gender,” by Pamela L. Caughie, Emily Datskou & Rebecca Parker (PDF)