The impudence of Claude Cahun

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-113
Number of pages13
JournalEsprit Createur
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory


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