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Dangerous MasculinitiesConrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence$
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Thomas Strychacz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031613

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031613.001.0001

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“Looking at Another Man's Work”

“Looking at Another Man's Work”

Theaters of Masculinity in Conrad's Lord Jim

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(p.104) 4 “Looking at Another Man's Work”
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Dangerous Masculinities
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Thomas Strychacz

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0005

This chapter discusses Conrad's Lord Jim, which is read as a competitive theater of manhood in which Jim and Marlow keep staging their masculinity to each other. In this novel, masculinity arises out of a relationship between a male character's pose and the cultural codes he and his evaluating audience negotiate together.

Keywords:   Conrad, Lord Jim, competitive theater, manhood, masculinity, relationship, cultural codes

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