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Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence

Thomas Strychacz

Abstract

The goal of this book is nothing less than to turn scholarship on gender and modernism on its head. The book focuses on the way some early twentieth-century writers portray masculinity as theatrical performance, and examines why scholars have generally overlooked that fact. It argues that writers such as Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence—often viewed as misogynist—actually represented masculinity in their works in terms of theatrical and rhetorical performances. They are theatrical in the sense that male characters keep staging themselves in competitive displays, rhetorical in the sense that the ... More

Keywords: scholarship, gender, modernism, twentieth-century writers, masculinity, theatrical performance, rhetorical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031613
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031613.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Strychacz, author
Mills College