Cross-Gendered Literary Voices

Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing

  • Rina Kim
  • Claire Westall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Cross-Gendered Literary Voices

  3. Empowering or Effacing The Victorian Other?

  4. Resisting and Embracing the Other via the Abject Entity

  5. Gender as Performance and the Vocalization of Transgendered Bodies

  6. Authority and Anxieties of Appropriation in Historical Narratives

  7. Conclusion: Crossings and Re-crossings

    1. Claire Westall
      Pages 222-225
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 226-243

About this book


This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political contexts.


Charles Dickens fashion fiction gender Narration Narrative Samuel Beckett theatre Victorian era women

Editors and affiliations

  • Rina Kim
    • 1
  • Claire Westall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of AucklandNEW ZEALAND
  2. 2.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkENGLAND

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