Cross-Dressing for (Imaginary) Battle: Vita Sackville-West's Biography of Joan of Arc

@article{Sproles1996CrossDressingF,
  title={Cross-Dressing for (Imaginary) Battle: Vita Sackville-West's Biography of Joan of Arc},
  author={Karyn Z. Sproles},
  journal={Biography},
  year={1996},
  volume={19},
  pages={158 - 177}
}
This article explores Sackville-West's transferential relationship with Joan of Arc through a close textual analysis of the rhetorical devices the biographer uses to repress challenges to her identification with her biographical subject—an identification that centers around conflicts in feminine sexuality and gender identity. 
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