Androgyny and linguistic power in Gascoigne's The Steele Glas

LaGrandeur, Kevin
September 1995
Texas Studies in Literature & Language;Fall95, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p344
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses George Gascoigne's strategy of using androgyny in his work `The Steele Glas. Difference from others in Elizabethan literature; Use of hermaphroditic persona to exploit cultural ambivalence toward sexual boundaries; Analysis of several passages in ` Steele Glas'; Strategy for disarming Gascoigne's critics; Background on the Renaissance ambivalence toward sexual dualism.


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