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Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Chris Coffman


By reading written and visual artefacts of Gertrude Stein’s life, Gertrude Stein’s Transmasculinity reframes earlier scholarship to argue that her gender was transmasculine and that her masculinity was positive rather than a self-hating form of false consciousness. This book considers ways Stein’s masculinity was formed through her relationship with her feminine partner, Alice B. Toklas, and her masculine homosocial bonds with other modernists in her network. This broadens out Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s account of “male homosocial bonding” to include all masculine persons, opening up the possibil ... More

Keywords: Gertrude Stein, Modernism, Masculinity, Transgender theory, Queer theory, Feminist theory, Alice B. Toklas, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Van Vechten

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474438094
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Coffman, author