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Androgyny in Modern Literature


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 1-14
  3. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 15-38
  4. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 39-67
  5. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 68-96
  6. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 97-125
  7. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 126-149
  8. Tracy Hargreaves
    Pages 150-164
  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

  1. 1.School of EnglishUniversity of LeedsUK

About the authors

TRACY HARGREAVES teaches modern and contemporary literature in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK

Bibliographic information


' insightful and stimulating read.' - Women: A Cultural Review