Performing Masculinity

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EditorRainer Emig

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This interdisciplinary study analyses the ways in which signs of masculinity have been performed across a wide variety of contexts and genres -- including literature, classical ballet, sports, rock music, films and computer games -- from the early nineteenth century to the present day. 

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This interdisciplinary study analyses the ways in which signs of masculinity have been performed across a wide variety of contexts and genres -- including literature, classical ballet, sports, rock music, films and computer games -- from the early nineteenth century to the present day. 

RAINER EMIG is Chair of English Literature and Culture at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. His research interests centre on the link between literature, culture and the media and theories of identity, power, gender and sexuality. His publications include Modernism in Poetry (1995), W.H. Auden: Towards a Postmodern Poetics (199...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:240 pages, 8.6 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577989

ISBN - 13:9780230577985

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Foreword--J.Bristow
Introduction--R.Emig and A.Rowland
Touching Byron: Masculinity and the Celebrity Body in the Romantic Period--D.Saglia
Turning into Subjects: The Male Dancer in Romantic Ballet--G.Siegmund
Industrial Heroes: Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronts Constructions of the Masculine--J.L.Malay
Low on Assurance: The Troubled Masculinity of Victorian Comedy--R.Emig
Performing Imperial Masculinities: The Discourse and Practice of Cricket--A.Bateman
A Stoat Came to Tea: Camp Poetics and Masculinity--A.Rowland
Lethal Enclosure: Masculinity under Fire in James Joness The Thin Red Line--D.Boulting
In their Fathers Footsteps: Performing Masculinity and Fatherhood in the Work of Les Murray and Michael Ondaatje--K.Burkitt
Seeding Asian Masculinities in the U.S. Landscape: Representations of Mens Lives in Asian American Literature--W.Ho
From Glam Rock to Cock Rock: Revis(it)ing Rock Masculinities in Recent Feature Films; L.Krmer
Histories of Violence Fairytales of Identity and Masculinity in Martin McDonaghs The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman--W.Funk
Ghosts of Sparta: Performing the God of Wars Virtual Masculinity--S.Schmalfu
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