A Study of the Transvestite(s) Demasculinized in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Princess”

  • Shouvik Narayan Hore
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This paper is divided into two sections. The first section touches upon the transformation of the male protagonists into women via cross-dressing – its implied meaning and meaninglessness, the discourse of transcendence taking flight from masculinity and its overall connotations. The second section argues why such an action of re-masculinizing serves nothing more than achieve an ultimate obscure deferral of the de-masculinized male, taking the female under its wings in the process.

Author Biography

Shouvik Narayan Hore

Shouvik Narayan Hore has published two books of poetry The Horizon of Thoughts and Poet’s Choice (Vol. 2). He has published poetry in the US, the UK and in various Indian anthologies. His research papers and treatises have appeared in Gnosis, Camaraderie, IJLL and The Literary Voyage, and has won a National Poetry competition organized by the Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce. He has done M.Phil. from the University of Hyderabad, Telangana.


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