Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice.

Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice combines a critical survey of the most important concepts in Masculinity Studies with a historical overview of how masculinity has been constructed within British Literature and a special focus on developments in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Main Author: Horlacher, Stefan.
Format: EBOOK
Language:English
Published: Leiden : BRILL, 2015.
Series:DQR studies in literature.
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Table of Contents:
  • Configuring Masculinity inTheory and Literary Practice; Contents; Acknowledgments; Configuring Masculinity; Concepts of Masculinity and Masculinity Studies; Masculinities: The Field of Knowledge; On Reading Men, Law and Gender: Legal Regulationand the New Politics of Masculinity; Masculinity in Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur; From Antisocial to Prosocial Manhood:Shakespeare's Rescripting of Masculinity in As You Like It; Sentimental Masculinity: Henry Mackenzie'sThe Man of Feeling (1771).
  • "Joseph the Dreamer of Dreams": Jude Fawley's Constructionof Masculinity in Thomas Hardy's Jude the ObscureFrom Angry Young Scholarship Boy to Male Role Model:The Rise of the Working-Class Hero; "Filiarchy" and Masculinity in the Early Novels ofIan McEwan; "What Is a Man?", or the Representation of Masculinityin Hanif Kureishi's Short Fiction; Of Invisible Men and Native Sons: Male Characters inCaryl Phillips' Fiction; Surrogate Dads: Interrogating Fatherhood in Will Self'sThe Book of Dave; Notes on Contributors; Index.