Global Masculinities

Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present

Editors: Horlacher, S. (Ed.)

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About this book

An in-depth analysis into the construction of male identity as well as a unique and comprehensive historical overview of how masculinity has been constructed in British literature from the Middle Ages to the present. This book is an important contribution to the emerging field of masculinity studies.

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STEFAN HORLACHER Professor of English Literature and Chair of the English Department at Dresden University of Technology, Germany.

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"[A] very enjoyable and wide-ranging collection . . . [These essays] offer refreshing and, more often than not, original perspectives on a broad range of struggles for masculine identity." - Anglia

"Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present has vast ambitions . . . Altogether, the collection succeeds in providing a survey of historical literary masculinities." - Anglistik


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Charting the Field of Masculinity Studies; or, Toward a Literary History of Masculinities

    Horlacher, Stefan

    Pages 3-18

  • The Construction of the Construction of Masculinities

    Brod, Harry

    Pages 19-32

  • Masculinity Inside Out: The Biopolitical Lessons of Transgender and Intersex Studies

    Floyd, Kevin

    Pages 33-48

  • Wrestling in the Moonlight: The Politics of Masculinity in the Middle English Popular Romance Gamelyn

    Johnston, Andrew James

    Pages 51-67

  • “Merit, Justice, Gratitude, Duty, Fidelity”: Images of Masculinity in Autobiographies of Early Modern English Gentlewomen and Aristocrats

    Rippl, Gabriele

    Pages 69-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructions of Masculinity in British Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present
Editors
  • S. Horlacher
Series Title
Global Masculinities
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01587-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137015877
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11509-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29643-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 278
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