Subverting masculinity or suppressing the unmanly? Gender alterity in Palazzeschi and Capuana’s treatment of the incorporeal man

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dc.contributor.author O'Leary, Martina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-19T12:12:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-19T12:12:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation O'Leary, M. (2015) Subverting masculinity or suppressing the unmanly? Gender alterity in Palazzeschi and Capuana’s treatment of the incorporeal man. gender/sexuality/italy (g/s/i), 2, pp. 188-203. http://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/subverting-masculinity-or-suppressing-the-unmanly/ en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 188 en
dc.identifier.endpage 203 en
dc.identifier.issn 2470-2684
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7129
dc.description.abstract “Subverting Masculinity or Suppressing the Unmanly?” presents a critical examination and comparison of unreal corporeal depictions of masculinity in Palazzeschi’s Il codice di Perelà and Capuana’s ‘L’invisibile’. These works present strikingly similar protagonists, who themselves affirm the attribute of lightness to be their defining characteristic, and who are made of, or resemble, wisps of smoke. This ‘lightness’ and delicacy is in direct opposition to the patriarchal male archetype, and it is evident from their treatment that Capuana uses this deviation to present his character as depraved and unnatural, while Palazzeschi uses his protagonist’s dissimilarity to emphasize his superiority, presenting him as a possible saviour. This investigation explores the poetics involved in articulating issues of transgressive gender and sexuality through the allegorical aspect of the fantasy genre. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Department of French and Italian, Dickinson College en
dc.relation.uri http://www.gendersexualityitaly.com/subverting-masculinity-or-suppressing-the-unmanly/
dc.rights © 2015, Martina O'Leary. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/deed.en_US en
dc.subject Il codice di Perelà en
dc.subject L’invisibile en
dc.subject Masculinity en
dc.subject Sexuality en
dc.subject Literature en
dc.title Subverting masculinity or suppressing the unmanly? Gender alterity in Palazzeschi and Capuana’s treatment of the incorporeal man en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martina O'Leary, Department of Italian, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle gender/sexuality/italy (g/s/i) en


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