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Violent masculinities : male aggression in early modern texts and culture

Author: Jennifer Feather; Catherine E Thomas
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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During the early modern period in England, social expectations for men came under extreme pressure; the armed knight went into decline and humanism appeared. Here, original essays analyze a wide-range of violent acts in early modern literature and culture - everything from civic violence to chivalric combat; from verbal attacks to masochistic suffering; from political assassination to personal retaliation; and from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Feather; Catherine E Thomas
ISBN: 9781137344748 1137344741
OCLC Number: 855362480
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: reclaiming violent masculinities / Jennifer Feather and Catherine E. Thomas --
Part I "Dispute like a man": militant masculinities --
1 Militant prologues, memory and models of masculinity in Shakespeare's Henry V and Troilus and Cressida / Susan Harlan --
2 Marlowe's war horses: cyborgs, soldiers and queer companions / Timothy Francisco --
3 Cutting words and healing wounds: friendship and violence in early modern drama / Jennifer Feather --
Part II "The faith of man": religion and masculine aggression --
4 Virtus, vulnerability and the emblazoned male body in Shakespeare's Coriolanus / Lisa S. Starks-Estes --
5 Priestly rulers, male subjects: swords abnd courst in Papal rome / Laurie Nussdorfer --
6 "Warring spirits": martial heroism and anxious masculinity in Milton's Paradise Lost / Katharine Cleland --
Part III "Feel it as a man": male violence and suffering --
7 King Lear's violent grief / Andrew D McCarthy --
8 Wild civility: men at war in royalist elegy / Catharine Gray --
9 Occupy Macbeth: masculinity and political masochism in Macbeth / Amanda Bailey --
10 Melancholy and spleen: models of masculinity in The Famous History of the Life and Death of Captain Thomas Stukeley / Laurie Ellinghausen --
Afterword.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Feather and Catherine E. Thomas.

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During the early modern period in England, social expectations for men came under extreme pressure - the armed knight went into decline and humanism appeared. Here, original essays analyze a  Read more...
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"A strong contribution to emerging scholarship on early modern masculinities, this exciting collection shows how the achievement of normative manhood depended on the performance of violence. In the Read more...

 
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