Saturday, October 03, 2020

Saturday, October 03, 2020 3:41 am by M. in ,    No comments

 A new scholar book with Brontë-related content

Representations of Masculinity in Literature and Film
Focus on Men

Sara Martín
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5757-4
October 2020

How are men represented on the printed page, the stage and the screen? What do these representations say about masculinity in the past, the present, and the future? The twelve essays in this volume explore the different ways in which men and masculinity have been represented, from the plays of William Shakespeare to the science fiction of Richard K. Morgan, passing through classic fiction by Emily Brontë and Charles Dickens, and popular favourites by Terry Pratchett and Isaac Asimov, without forgetting the Star Wars saga. Collectively, these essays argue that, although much has been written about men, it has been done from a perspective that does not see masculinity as a specific feature in need of critical appraisal. Men need to be made aware of how they are represented in order to alter the toxic patriarchal models handed down to them and even break the extant binary gender models. For that, it is important that men distinguish patriarchy from masculinity, as is done here, and form anti-patriarchal alliances with each other and with women. This book is, then, an invitation to men’s liberation from patriarchy by raising an awareness of its crippling constraints.
The book includes the chapter:
Heathcliff's Blurred Mirror Image: Hareton Earnshaw and the Reproduction of Patriarchal Masculinity of the Genius.


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