By Jennifer M. Jeffers (auth.)
This is the 1st ebook to target masculinity in Samuel Beckett's paintings on the way to comprehend his old and nationwide context, the trouble of interpreting and studying his texts, and his ruthless disintegration of sexual and gendered norms all through his oeuvre.
Read or Download Beckett’s Masculinity PDF
Similar literary theory books
In Decolonizing Cultures within the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the demanding background of touch and colonization has turn into an important capacity in which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, methods of realizing, and political independence. particularly, she examines how modern writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand keep in mind, re-tell, and install this violent historical past of their paintings.
This examine explores the cultural and political impression of Victorian tourists' descriptions of actual and verbal violence in Africa. trip narratives offer a wealthy access into the moving meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism changed casual regulate within the 19th century. delivering a wide-ranging method of trip literature's importance in Victorian existence, this booklet positive factors research of actual and verbal violence in significant exploration narratives in addition to lesser-known volumes and newspaper bills of expeditions.
A much-needed consultant to the phrases and types utilized in the semiotic strategy. over the last few many years, semiotics has more and more received in acceptance and but, to many, the very time period is still an enigma. yet, formerly, there hasn't ever been a dictionary that easily expresses the phrases and types. The Dictionary of Semiotics' entries are in line with the idea advanced through the Paris tuition of semiotics based by means of A.
A vintage survey of structuralist literary feedback mixed with a survey approximately how English and American feedback could gain advantage from its classes. content material: ebook disguise; identify; Contents; PREFACE TO THE ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS version; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; The Linguistic beginning; the improvement of a mode: Examples; Jakobson's Poetic Analyses; Greimas and Structural Semantics; Linguistic Metaphors in feedback; Literary Competence; conference and Naturalization; Poetics of the Lyric; Poetics of the radical; 'Beyond' Structuralism: Tel Quel; end: Structuralism and the characteristics of Literature; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; summary: A vintage survey of structuralist literary feedback mixed with a survey approximately how English and American feedback could gain advantage from its classes
- The Singularity of Literature
- French theory: how Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. transformed the intellectual life of the United States
- Domestic Space in Eighteenth-Century British Novels
- Women of Faith in Victorian Culture: Reassessing the Angel in the House
- Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain
- Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace
Extra resources for Beckett’s Masculinity
In every society, each child, boy or girl, has patterns and expectations already in place. Gender is assigned by the sexed body and it is difficult to think outside of this binary. Connell argues that “Bodies cannot be understood as a neutral medium of social practice. Their materiality matters. They will do certain things and not others. ”58 Bodies, according to Michel Foucault, became regulated in the late eighteenth century. ”60 What Foucault fails to mention concerning the “four great strategic unities” is that knowledge and power are completely patriarchal and masculine defined.
100 The answer Freud formulates is that the child lacked control over his mother’s departures and returns so he enacts a simulation of “gone” and “there” in an attempt to master the situation: At the outset he was in a passive situation—he was overpowered by the experience; but, by repeating it, unpleasurable though it was, as a game, he took on an active part. These efforts might be put down to an instinct for mastery that was acting independently of whether the memory was in itself pleasurable or not .
From the colonizers’ perspective, the Gaelic Irish were ethnically, even racially, different from the British. P. 52 This concept only exacerbated the colonizer’s view of the Catholic Other as effeminate: “The stereotype of the clean-cut young Englishman— tall and strong—informed this [Evangelical] masculinity. ”54 The Gaelic Irish male was the countertype to the nineteenth-century colonial masculine ideal. The standard nineteenth-century hegemonic discourse in Britain was “muscular Christianity” advocated by Charles Kingsley and the author of the Tom Brown’s School Days books for boys, Thomas Hughes.
Beckett’s Masculinity by Jennifer M. Jeffers (auth.)