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Introduction: Gertrude Stein’s Transmasculinity

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Introduction provides an overview of Gertrude Stein’s Transmasculinity as well as a theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between Stein’s writings and her gender. By using ... More


‘Torquere’: Stein’s and Hemingway’s Queer Relationality

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Stein’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway, whose initial supplication to her tutelage transformed into aggression in the wake of his observation of Toklas’s power over Stein. ... More


Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Chris Coffman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

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 ... More


Reading Stein’s Genders: Transmasculine Signification in the 1910s and 1920s

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the second of two chapters that examine ways Stein’s increasingly experimental writings during the first three decades of the twentieth century gradually work through dominant early ... More


Seeing Stein’s Masculinity

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

“Seeing Stein’s Masculinity” analyses the shifting significance of visual images of and written texts about Stein. Driven by recent reinterpretations of Jacques Lacan’s theory of the gaze, this ... More


Reading Stein’s Genders: Multiple Identifications in the 1900s

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the first of two chapters that examine ways Stein’s increasingly experimental writings during the first three decades of the twentieth century gradually work through dominant early ... More


Visual Economies of Queer Desire in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter uses The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas to frame and advance this book’s central argument about Stein’s masculine homosocial relationships with her colleagues. Tracking the dynamics of ... More


Picasso’s Stein/Stein’s Picasso:Cubist Perspective/MasculineHomosociality

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter cross-reads Picasso’s paintings that reference Stein—Gertrude Stein (1906), Homage à Gertrude (1909), and The Architect’s Table (1912)—with her word-portraits “Picasso” (1912) and “If I ... More


Coda: Gertrude Stein Icon

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The coda expands on the implications of the textual and visual artefacts of Stein’s masculine homosocial desires by cross-reading her ambivalent reflections on celebrity in Everybody’s Autobiography ... More


Stein, Van Vechten and Modernism’s Queer Gaze

Chris Coffman

in Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter offers a counterpoint to Stein’s and Hemingway’s mutual aggression by focusing on her queerly productive friendship with modernist impresario Carl Van Vechten. Van Vechten’s friendship ... More


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