Androgyny in Modern Literature

  • Tracy Hargreaves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 97-125
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-202

About this book


Androgyny in Modern Literature engages with the ways in which the trope of androgyny has shifted during the late nineteenth and twentieth-centuries. Alchemical, platonic, sexological, psychological and decadent representations of androgyny have provided writers with an icon which has been appropriated in diverse ways. This fascinating new study traces different revisions of the psycho-sexual, embodied, cultural and feminist fantasies and repudiations of this unstable but enduring trope across a broad range of writers from the fin de siècle to the present.


alchemy English literature Fin de Siècle icon literature Plato present Virginia Woolf

Authors and affiliations

  • Tracy Hargreaves
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EnglishUniversity of LeedsUK

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