Embodying Masculinities: Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature

Embodying Masculinities: Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature

by Josep M. Armengol (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433118913
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 01/12/2013
Series: Masculinity Studies Series: Literary and Cultural Representations , #3
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

Josep M. Armengol received his PhD in English from the University of Barcelona. He is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. A renowned masculinity scholar, he has published in prestigious academic journals such as Signs, the Hemingway Review, and Men and Masculinities. His books include Debating Masculinity; Richard Ford and the Fiction of Masculinities (Lang, 2010; winner of the 2010 literary scholarship prize of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies); Men in Color: Racialized Masculinities in U.S. Literature and Cinema; and Queering Iberia: Iberian Masculinities at the Margins (Lang, 2012). He is an international advisory editor for the journal Men and Masculinities and is working on a book on African American masculinities.

Table of Contents

Contents: Josep M. Armengol: Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature: An Introduction – Teresa Requena-Pelegrí: The Complete Body of Modernity in the 1920s: Negotiating Hegemonic and Subordinated Masculinities in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises – Josep M. Armengol: Embodying the Depression: Male Bodies in 1930s American Culture and Literature – Mercè Cuenca: Invisibilizing the Male Body: Exploring the Incorporeality of Masculinity in 1950s American Culture – Esther Zaplana: Breaking the Mold: Male Rock Performance, Glam, and the (Re-)Imagination of the Male Body in the 1960s and 1970s – Ángel Mateos-Aparicio: The Cyborg and the Representation of Masculinity and Femininity in the American Science Fiction Literature and Film of the 1980s – Amaya Fernández-Menicucci: Action and Reaction: The Villain’s Body and Its Role in Shaping the Heroic Body in Hollywood Action Films of the 1990s – Sara Martín: Leonidas’s New Body: The Failed Hyper-Masculinization of the Hero in Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s Graphic Novel 300 (1998) and Its 2006 Film Adaptation – María Isabel Seguro: Voicing the Father’s Body in Janice Mirikitani’s Asian American Poetry – Marta Bosch-Vilarrubias: Contemporary Terrorist Bodies: The (De-)Construction of Arab Masculinities in the United States.

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