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Volume 20, Numéro 1, Pages 7-27

Gender Identity And The Crisis Of Masculinity In T.s. Eliot’s “the Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Authors : Bellour Leila .


This paper vindicates that Prufrock’s misogyny is inextricably interlinked with his homosexuality and the crisis of his masculinity. His journey is not in search for romantic love; it is a quest for gender identity especially that he inhabits a world where patriarchy is on the wane. The overwhelming question in “The Love Song” is “Who Am I?”


Gender identity, misogyny, the crisis of masculinity, queer theory, « the love song of j. alfred prufrock”, the feminine other, patriarchal society, homosexuality.