Masculinities, Femininities and the Power of the Hybrid in U.S. Narratives

Essays on Gender Borders


1. Auflage, 2007
283 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5250-9
Sortiment: Buch
Ausgabe: Kartoniert
Fachgebiet: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Reihe: Anglistische Forschungen, Band: 373
lieferbar: 26.01.2007

Schlagwörter: gender studies, USA, Literatur, Geschlechterrolle (Motiv), Geschichte 1820-2004, Kongress, Jaén (2005), Geschlechterdiskurs, amerikanische Literatur


This book comprises a collection of eighteen essays that address topics ranging from feminism to issues on masculinity, from prose to poetry, from written literature to the cinema. The arrangement of the essays in three differentiated parts should be viewed from a certain ironic angle: the feminine and the masculine interconnect, fuse, and collide often in life and in text, and no selection of critical topics can avoid the permanent bouncing of gender and sexual marks. The first two sections tend towards the hybrid of the third part, into an open territory of ideological and body conflicts, of emotion and matter, race and religion, issues that continue to exert a powerful influence on our current performances as human beings.

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Wieland Schwanebeck in: Anglistik, 22.1 (2011), 222ff

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in: Reference and Research Book News, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Aug 2008), 316

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Patrycja Kurjatto-Renard in: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Bd. 33, 1/2008, 155ff