In: World Literature Studies, vol. 9, no. 4
Year, pages: 2017, 53 - 61
Genderscript. Gender performativity. Queer. FTM (Female to male). Transgender. Hungarian poetry.
Article type: štúdie / articles
Document type: pdf
In this paper I have analysed the artistic manifestations of the ego-forming strategies of Sándor/Sarolta Vay (1859–1918), guided by the patterns of norm-following and norm-rejecting gender performativity and also by stepping outside of these patterns. Sándor Vay was born a woman but lived as a man, constructing his writer ego as a male author as well. This construction could be one form of queer masculinity based on corporeality. The first part of this paper demonstrates Vay’s career; the second analyses Vay’s poems published under a female name and those published later under a male name, investigating the strategies of textual creation of sexuality and gender.
How to cite:
Csehy, Z. 2017. The male gender script as self-representation in the poetry of Sándor Vay. In World Literature Studies, vol. 9, no.4, pp. 53-61. 1337-9275.
Csehy, Z. (2017). The male gender script as self-representation in the poetry of Sándor Vay. World Literature Studies, 9(4), 53-61. 1337-9275.
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