Abstract

This article argues that the impact of Claude Cahun’s portraiture lies not only in its repudiation of gender norms through transvestism and head-shaving, but also – and perhaps even more so – in the emphatic nature of her impudent gaze, which sharpens the implicit critique embedded in her transgender signals.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 101-113
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-28
Open Access
No
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