What the androgyne
meant for Swinburne adds another dimension to the interpretation of these lines.
Cela s'explique sans doute par le conservatisme de la societe marocaine et par la honte d'etre androgyne
, d'etre entre-deus-sexes, d'etre une troisieme alterite.
Spirits formerly of the divine body Live joined and jumbled obverse and reverse A perfect androgyne
self-sufficient Double joy double bristling The past and the future concentrated and the present Open like an infinite arc [.
If the 'dividual' is locus of all manner of relationships, 'cross-sex' and 'same-sex', the specifically 'maternal body' ceases to exist in meaningful or permanent contrast to any other unless, of course, Strathern's 'dividual' is not an androgyne
as she claims but rather--as she herself, contradictorily and in typically vague and synoptic style, implies--a transposition of Gimi and other Melanesian men's wishes to deny women any active role by converting their bodies into empty containers, inert and silent 'houses' where men encounter one another and interact entirely among themselves (Gillison 1993).
In this way, Orlando becomes, after four centuries of existence, the perfect androgyne
The theologian Peter Gorday so much as suggests that in Bakan's work there are hints of an explanation for the atoning death of Jesus, a man whom I would now refer to as the archetypical androgyne
in the Christian scriptures.
I am the androgyne
I am the living mind you fail to describe in your dead language the lost noun, the verb surviving only in the infinitive the letters of my name are written under the lids of the newborn child
It is possible to make much of this grammatical shift, suggesting that the original human was both male and female--an androgyne
similar to the beings described by Aristophanes' famous speech in Plato's Symposium.
But now, sexual identity is a very complex continuum of heterosexual, homosexual (gay and lesbian), bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, transgendered (transwomen and transmen), transsexual, cross-dresser, transvestite, drag king/ queen, genderqueer, cross-gender, androgyne
, pangender, big-ender, ambigender, non-gender, agender, gender fluid, intergender, and autogynephilic.
the body allegory); yet a major difference between Saleem's androgyne
and the modern nation is that whereas modernist discourses posit a "universal Cogito" but lack a tangible agent ("the nation is an imagined political community" (36) Saleem's androgynous nation, due to its origin in the children's "noise," is not devoid of subjectivity.
Scholars have tended to evaluate the outcome of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis's metamorphosis in one of two ways: either to treat the androgyne
, who is the product of the merging protagonists, as characterized by deficiency and lack, or alternatively to regard him/her as a model of plenitude.
I thought her an Androgyne
, as in my child-wet dreams, we'd Fly over electric grass, whitelight in Andheri.
The king and his mignons were often portrayed as a mix of hermaphrodite, androgyne
, transvestite, and bisexual, thereby blending even more gender boundaries, and fueling ambiguity in the political, cultural, and literary domains of his reign.
44) For Philo, the first story of Gen 1 tells of an entirely spiritual being, a 'singular unbodied Adam-creature', whose designation as both male and female really means a primal androgyne
of no sex.
The male androgyne
may be identified by a smooth face, unusually long hair, effete mannerisms, unnatural delicacy, strong scent or even cosmetics and the absence of that robust vigour so characteristic of the Englishman.