Coelho Neto's Intersexual Imagination

César Braga-Pinto*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The article discusses the figure of the “androgyne” in three texts by Coelho Neto: “Ode fescenina” (1895), Esfinge (1908) and O patinho torto (1918). It considers how during Rio's fin de siècle, “androgyne” refers to heterogeneous realities and corporalities. It argues that the author deployed the professionalization of the press to explore the changes in behavior and the fluidity in gender categories introduced with modernity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-36
Number of pages26
JournalNovos Estudos CEBRAP
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022


  • Coelho Neto
  • Coelho Neto
  • androgyne
  • andrógino
  • fashion
  • fin de siècle
  • fin de siècle
  • gender
  • gênero
  • moda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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